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IT Presentation on Flying Cars!

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this short presentation was done in Dec 2008, for my IT class. i found the idea fascinating.

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IT Presentation on Flying Cars!

  1. 1. Nazanin Amirian MBA 620 Dr. Ling Zhu Flying Saucers Come Home
  2. 2. Forget UFOs… IFO s are here! <ul><li>The Multipurpose M200G </li></ul><ul><li>The first Identified Flying Object , a low-cost recreational or commercial flying-saucer </li></ul><ul><li>It is designed for two </li></ul><ul><li>It can take off and land vertically and reach 50 miles an hour </li></ul><ul><li>It can fly 10 feet above any surface: land, water, sand, snow or swamp with the ability to leap over barriers and or obstacles. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The Multipurpose M200G </li></ul><ul><li>It is about the size of a car </li></ul><ul><li>It can move anywhere—up, down, and side to side </li></ul><ul><li>It provides great potential for vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) or short-takeoff-and-landing (STOL) </li></ul><ul><li>It can hit the market next year! </li></ul>
  4. 4. How does the M200G work? <ul><li>It uses propulsion system to stabilize itself </li></ul><ul><li>It has eight small ducted fans-powered by rotary engines -which lift the vehicle into the air and push it forward, backward and sideways </li></ul><ul><li>Varying the thrust from the fans, provides the aircraft stability </li></ul><ul><li>A computer constantly monitors the altitude of the craft and sends commands to the engines to adjust thrust in each fan - up to 400 times per second - maintaining stability </li></ul><ul><li>The aircraft is constructed of ultra light materials - aluminum and fiberglass to increase strength and to maximize the engine power </li></ul>
  5. 5. M200G Performance Specifications <ul><li>Max speed 100 mph </li></ul><ul><li>Cruise speed 50 mph </li></ul><ul><li>Range 100 miles </li></ul><ul><li>Payload 250 lbs </li></ul><ul><li>Size (D x H) 10’ x 3’ </li></ul><ul><li>Low risk fuel - 70% ethanol, 30% water </li></ul><ul><li>uses state-of-the-art fly-by-wire computer technology to monitor, control and maintain stability while making it easy to operate </li></ul>
  6. 6. Some Safety Features include: <ul><li>Multiple low Emission Engines </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Enclosed Fans </li></ul><ul><li>Automated Stabilization </li></ul><ul><li>Low Risk Fuel And Puncture Resistant Fuel Tanks </li></ul><ul><li>Airbags </li></ul><ul><li>Failure Tolerant Design </li></ul>
  7. 7. Potential Markets <ul><li>Armed forces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As a VTOL and STOL airplane, it provides: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Takeoff and landing ability from cramped aircraft-carrier decks or any flat surface in remote locations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It is similar to a light helicopter - less expensive and safer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Its thin shape makes it less detectable by radar therefore ideal for covert reconnaissance missions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Recreational/Personal use ! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Major Challenges: <ul><li>Highly unstable - Design doesn’t employ conventional aerodynamic systems of lift-generating-wings and vertical-horizontal- Stabilizers </li></ul><ul><li>Safety – The craft is able to tolerate one engine failure during hover. A second failure will lead to a survivable hard landing! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Past, Present or Future?!
  10. 10. In the Future … <ul><li>With a starting price of $90,000, the M200G will initially be a toy for the rich. It will be limited to flying below 10 feet, eliminating the need for Federal Aviation Administration certification of each pilot. </li></ul><ul><li>With the improvement on the Artificial stability systems, eventually, the company hopes to offer low-cost aircraft. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inventor’s goal: “ for people to be able to afford strange and wonderful new flying machines that defy conventional aerodynamics”. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. References <ul><li>http://www.moller.com/files/M200_Brochure.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.popsci.com/node/25138 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.gizmag.com/moller-m200g-jetson-flying-vehicle-on-sale-in-2009/9652/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.itwire.com/content/view/13627/1066/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MwxVAZuFOs </li></ul>

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