The M400 Skycar from Moller International is a VTOL (Vertical
Take-Off and Landing) aircraft for public consumers. An
onboard computer ensures that piloting the M400 is as
easy as driving a car, just point the controls in the
direction of desired travel.
The 4 passenger Moller M400 has a cruising speed of 275
mph, and a top speed of 375 mph, courtesy of 1200 horsepower
from the 8 ethanol fueled Rotapower engines.
Safety in a vehicle like the Moller M400 is an important
aspect, and therefore numerous safety features have been
intergrated into the design including:
- Multiple engines, with the ability to operate with one
or more out of action.
- Backup computer stabilisation systems.
- Aerodynamically stable glide ability.
- Dual parachutes, in the event of total loss of power
the dual parachutes of the M400 can be deployed to bring
the aircraft safely to the ground.
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H-4 Spruce Goose