Flying cars (and motorcycles)

                                    By some elephantÕs poop

Intro

Sitting amidst a sea of cars in bumper-to-bumper traffic on an endless expressway, have you ever daydreamed about your car taking off and flying over the road? Imagine if you could just flip a switch and unshackle yourself from the asphalt! In this report you will see designs and how inventers are making flying cars. Also flying motorcycles. The unsuccessful and others. 

 

 

Was there a military use for a flying car?

Yes there was. According to Kevin bonsor - The first flying car designed for military use was the Avrocar, developed in a joint effort between Canadian and British military. The flying-saucer-like vehicle was supposed to be a lightweight air carrier that would move troops to the battlefield. (howstuffworks.com) If we used those I bet it would help us in the war.

The unsuccessful

This paragraph is about an inventor that made a flying car. According to Kevin Bonsor, the Airphibion build by Robert Fulton. The airplane was meant to be on the road. It only takes 5 minutes to turn back into a car. It can go up to 120 miles per hour. It had a 150-horse power. Despite his success, Fulton couldn't find a reliable financial backer for the Airphibion. (howstuffworks.com) Some inventers get good financiers. Some donÕt. Even though it was a good flying car approved by the F.A.A. there was no financiers that wanted to help.

 

More unsuccessful.

According to Kevin Bonsor In the 1940s, Consolidated-Vultee developed a two-door sedan equipped with a detachable airplane unit. The Convarcar debuted in 1947, and offered one hour of flight and a gas mileage of 45 miles (72 kilometers) per gallon. Plans to market the car ended when it crashed on its third flight. I think that people thought that flying car was too dangerous for people.

 

 

What it is

       This paragraph is about the aerocar.  According to Kevin Bonsor, the aerocar is the most successful flying car to date.  It can drive, then fly, then drive again.  It goes 120 mph and has actually been "approved" by the government (HowStuffWorks.com).  I think that the Areocar will be one of the best flying cars that the world will have. Mostly because it was approved by the FAA.

How it works     

       This paragraph is about a flying motorcycleÕs design and how it works.  According to Mathis Klug there is a flying motorcycle the fly rider.
The FlyRider, is designed to use a three-rotor layout to be able it to takeoff and land vertically: This concept will allow it to perform any translational and rotational movements using only differential thrust. Increasing will control pitch, or decreasing thrust at the front or back rotors. Roll will be controlled by increasing or decreasing thrust at the left or right engine. Two rotors (front end right) produce no free torque since one rotates count wise, the second one clockwise. To be able to eliminate the free torque produced by the left tail rotor and to control yaw, the pilot can tilt the front rotor.                 (ww.roadabletimes.com) It would be fun to go on one of these. Expressly people who like to ride motorcycle.

 

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Bibliography

http://www.roadabletimes.com/

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The FlyRider Project

May 1 2008

this website has no advertisements. And it talks about some inventers and there machines.

 

Bibliography

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/flying-car.htm

Bonsor, Kevin

How Flying Cars Will Work

May 20, 2008

Trust me.  It's good.