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However, the (obvious) hook is that if this challenging venture gets off the ground, it won't be inexpensive. A thing that seems to be missing in 21 st centuries is a good choice of flying automobiles. To those of us who grew up in the sixties, there were marvelous discoveries in television programs about post-2000 lifes - spaceships, bag clip phones, and of course flying automobiles.
We are here 50 years later and flying automobiles have not yet become a commercially viable proposition. I' m not the only one feeling a little disappointed, and some of these guys are tough at developing true flying automobiles. The most recent project really brings the idea into Gerry Anderson Supercar's field by creating a jet-powered flying car able to reach velocities in excess of 550 milliph in the skies and motorway velocities on the road.
Designers Greg Brown and engineers Dave Fawcett, located in Napa, California, are the guiding principals of the design. GF7 aims to provide a single-engine, dependable and easy-to-use four-passenger aircraft that can be used on both motorways and highways. Mr Brown said in an interviewer that all flying automobiles are costly.
It' s a bet that those who can buy one will probably not want to drive a go-kart with a super-light frame and a small motor. Thus, the two have managed to create a car with the comfort of a luxurious saloon, rapid travel speed and full car power. All the way they resolved to go to a jet-powered flying car with a jet propulsion in the 3,500 pounds throttle category (at 375 milliph a kilogram throttle corresponds to one horsepower).
Originally the car featured a two-seater, bubbling awning, double roof construction (one behind the other), but Brown says nobody liked the idea except combat drivers like him. GF7 has a simple hinged blade and is powered on the floor by a fully electrical 50 kW rechargeable power supply, which is charged by the powerplant during use.
Expected mileage is 160 km/h (100 mph) top speeds over a period of 7-12 seconds (0-60 mph) according to mileage. As a result, there is no need for a seperate, heavyduty combustor motor for floor use. It has a 23-foot ( 7-metre ) wingspan, which is suitable for high cruise speeds while allowing a quieter drive in turbulent conditions and a full chip flap for a steady land.
"Brown said, the more we got into the system, the more we realised how complementary they were. "Saving kerosene can be achieved by driving the electromotor to the airport and starting the turbo jet when you need it. In addition, the turbocharger generates much additional electricity to recharge the battery.
" Mr. Brown tells us that he and Austin Meyer, a VP-400 and Phoenix design and development specialist, were committed to making the plane as simple to use as an iPhone, but still a fully IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) certified, 8 PSI pressure plane capable of traveling to 39,000 feet (12,000 meters).
"GF7 is engineered to quickly exceed [FAA rule] 10,000 foot and 250 kn (450 km/h) velocity limits, then quickly accelerates to 350 kn and stays on target," Brown said. GF7 is conceived for shorter distances, so that we aim for travel heights below 8,500 metres (28,000 ft).
Proximity and land speed should be 90-110 kn (166-203 km/h). Travel velocities would range between 0.75 and 0.82 Mach, and 350 knot displayed air speed, which corresponds to an actual air speed of 550 mbph at 25,000 feet. The crew is hoping that a flying test model will be ready in about four years.
The other flying car crews, with the exclusion of those from Terrafugia, have been neglected in implementation - and this jet-powered car will require many investments to become real. "GF7 can expand the amount of territory a single individual can affect in a single tag without being dependent on a dedicated supporting team," says Brown.
"They save a lot of valuable flying hours by flying quickly and avoiding delay caused by arriving and departing, changing to a floor truck and tracing back to a stationary plane. GF7 is about autonomy and the removal of obstacles in a quick, convenient and dependable aeroplane. "Designers suggest that their clients would come from the thousand of local executives who routinely fly between urban districts and anyone who has to fly at an airport that does not provide surface transport.
"We' re going to build a plane that offers a fantastic flying experience," Brown raved.