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    Hurry, someone give me $90,000

    Cuz I want one, lol, I wouldnt really buy cuz it sucks at the gas mileage but I'd buy it just to mess with people....hahaha


    Company Now Sells Real Flying Saucers
    (Aug. 3) - Right now, only $90,000 stands between you and ownership of your own flying saucer. Except it won't take you to Venus—it looks like flying saucer but it's really a car-sized hovercraft intended to fly no higher than 10 feet.
    Called the M200G from Moller International of Davis, CA, the craft is supported by the downdraft of eight small but powerful rotary engines.

    Moller spokesman Bruce Calkins explained that the craft can carry a payload of 250 pounds and is stabilized by a computer system. The driver uses a joystick for steering and sets the desired altitude (detected with proximity radar) with a lever.

    The 10-foot maximum altitude is constrained by the system's computer—it could fly much higher but doing so would require a pilot's license, Calkins explained.

    Usefulness?

    "I don't know exactly who will adopt it first, but the likeliest users are those who are unable to go out and use the land they may already own, because it's a rocky seashore, a swamp, or a bog, with obstructions that would prevent a hovercraft from working," Calkins said.

    A standard hovercraft has a skirt around the bottom, which can lose its air pocket when crossing uneven surfaces.

    Besides gasoline, the craft’s rotary engines can burn a combination of ethanol and water, giving it very low emissions. What it cannot boast of is fuel economy: With a top speed of about 50 mph it can travel for about an hour, but will consume about 40 gallons of fuel during that trip, Calkins said.

    The craft also emits an earsplitting 85 decibels. With mufflers, Moller eventually hopes to reduce the noise level to a more moderate 65 decibels, he said.

    Price and Availability

    The firm plans to build six demo models during the next 12 months, and then probably about 40 during the following 12 months, and then gear up to a production of 200 to 250 per year thereafter. If the demand exceeds 250 per year they'll subcontract the work to bigger factories, Calkins indicated.

    The $90,000 price does not include any options, Calkins cautioned, such as airbags or a radio.


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    Id pimp it out.

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    I could just hear all the nuts in town calling and saying , "see I told you so!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by snuffy2202 View Post
    I could just hear all the nuts in town calling and saying , "see I told you so!"

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    THAT is hilarious!

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    How would you like the $90,000 in dollar bills or quarters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheech View Post
    Id pimp it out.

    Bullshit, it'd be on blocks in the front yard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ianl6 View Post
    How would you like the $90,000 in dollar bills or quarters.
    rolls of pennies is fine....I had a banker piss me off the other day..lol
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