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Want to be part of a real-life flying car's first test flight? This might be your chance, but it comes at a price.

Moller International is using the crowdsource funding site indiegogo.com to raise cash so it can make FAA-required improvements to its Skycar. The improvements include a new 816-horsepower motor, as well as some safety updates.

Unlike other recent flying car concepts, such as The Terrafugia Transition Flying Car and the Slovakian-based Aeromobil, the Skycar is able to hoover, take off and land vertically. It has an estimated average speed of 300 mph at 25,000 feet and 200 mph at sea level.

According to Fast Company, Moller International has already raised about half of the 1.8 million dollar price tag.

Donors of at least $15,000 will be the first to log 'powered lift' time in the aircraft at the first tether-free flight in June. So far no one has stepped up to claim the prize. Maybe because it's an untested aircraft? Just guessing.

Terrafugia Transition Flying Car: TRANSLOGIC 137


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      rab777
      • 1 Year Ago
      Usci1, Sort of like a helicopter? They sell plenty of them though.
      kenyng
      • 1 Year Ago
      Would that be "Organ Donors"???
      qusin
      • 1 Year Ago
      What a joke I looked at this 35 years ago when they first started asking for hand outs and this video was just a ploy for more investmant money.
      schlauger1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Geez, what a bunch of naysayers. It has a vertical take-off and landing, cruises in the air at a clip way better than land speeds, and then you alight on to Earth and go your merry way. Like all things, with acceptance, the price will eventually go down. The gas mileage seems good, too.
      Rob
      • 1 Year Ago
      Like I want to pay them 15K to maybe be a crash victim? No thanks.
      usci1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Remember, this has a glide ratio of a brick in case of power failure or diminished power. Air bags in the pilot's column just in case of ...?