Still in its infancy, the flying car business is just limited to the rich zone. There are people around the globe who doesn’t even dare to desire for a personal flying machine. Therefore, this article is for the rich only and poor should content themselves with the porn websites. What forced me to make such a statement is the price of the Flying Hovercraft I came across on Hammacher Schlemmer – $190,000. Expressions of wonder are all that you can afford after learning that flying things are frequently making news nowadays and after a decade or two they’ll become, somewhat frequently seen, and in the next stage, these will be common and affordable. It’s the limit of jealousy to see birds flying and we will sure engulf the sky as well. Next generation of personal flying machine might have renewable sources in the future like solar, biofuel, fuel cell or even nuclear, but right now you’ll have to feed the fuel tanks.
Anyway, we are here talking about a flying hovercraft available for – $190,000, which can soar up to a height of 20 feet above the ground level and take you 160 miles far anywhere if it’s two 9 liter gasoline tanks are full. 130HP twin cylinder liquid-cooled gasoline engine can catch maximum speed of 70mph when above the ground and can ride over sand, glass, grass, mud etc, when floating with nylon skirt. Carbon and wooden composites make it lighter while composite fiberglass and PVC gives it steadiness even in the heavy winds. It can accommodate three people, 660-lbs maximum. Regarding the controls, I found the following lines on the Hammacher:
A joystick controls three vertical rudders and the elevator, a twist friction-lock throttle controls forward speed, and a variable drive system controls the lift fan for hovering. Braking is provided by lowering the lift fan’s rpms; comes to rest on Kevlar composite landing skids.
Flying over obstacles, which existing models were not capable of, is a great achievement in case of a personal flying hovercraft, but $190,000 price tag isn’t in the favor of those who are below billionaire status.