Gilo Cardozo, a self-taught aviation engineer, inventor and founder of British-based Parajet has created a two-seat flying car.
The Skycar is powered by a modified 1000cc, four cylinder, 140hp, ethanol burning, Yamaha R1 superbike engine with a lightweight automatic CVT(continuously variable transmission) gear-box.
It has independent four wheel suspension and rear wheel drive. Road acceleration is 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 110 mph.
To convert to flight mode, the driver unfolds a para-foil wing from the trunk (boot) and attaches it to the rear of the car. He then flips a switch to change the transmission from road mode, which powers the wheels, to flight mode, which powers the rear fan.
Converting from “road mode” to “fly mode” and visa-versa takes about three minutes thanks to the flexible wing technology invented by Mike Campbell Jones, of Paramania Powergliders.
The fan’s thrust propels the car forward, providing lift for the wing as the car reaches a takeoff speed of 35 mph.
Once airborne, foot pedals move cables attached to the parafoil to direct the flight path.
Top air speed is 100 mphat altitudes of 2000 to 3000 feet. Maximum altitude is 15,000 ft. with a range of 180 miles.
The Skycar is also equipped with an roof-mounted ballistic parachute for emergencies.
Potential buyers will require a powered parachute license, rather than a pilots license, to fly a Skycar and the British government has approved the vehicle as street legal.
One of Dr. Paul Moller's recent inventions is a two-seat flying saucer that can reach speeds of 75 miles an hour.
The M200G "personal recreation craft" is a vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft (VTOL).
It uses a propulsion system to lift and stabilize itself in the air. There are eight small directional ducted fans each powered by a rotary engine.
Using multiple inertial sensors and accelerometers, a computer monitors and adjusts thrust in each fan as often as 400 times per second to maintain stability and flight.
The craft is limited to flying below 10 feet to eliminate the need for pilot certification.
Gen H-4 Copter
The next time you hop into your car, you might consider flying this recent invention. Gennai Yanagisawa has invented the world's smallest one-man helicopter.
The GEN H-4 is a 75 kg (165 lbs) aluminum-framed copter with twin rotors powered by two 10hp engines.
Each engine has independent ignition, a carburetor, starter and clutch. It can fly with just one engine so the probability of total engine failure is remote. But for added safety, it also comes with a ballistic parachute.
To fly the copter, you take a seat and grab the control bar that is positioned in front of you. The handle bar displays a tachometer, starter and throttle lever.
To fly forward you pull the handle bar towards you. To go backwards you push the handle forward. Move the handle left to fly right and right to fly left. The throttle lever controls the rise and descent. The maximum flight speed is 50 kilometers per hour ( 31 mph).
Yanagisawa is planning a trip to Italy to fly his new invention. It is to honor the inventor Leonardo da Vinci who was the first person to envision the invention of helicopters.
With concerns about energy efficiency, recent inventions that can reduce transportation costs are extremely popular.
The award winning Zenn is one of those inventions that is gaining in popularity, especially in the United States and Europe.
The car operates on electricity and plugs into a regular wall socket for charging. It costs an average of 35 cents to fully charge the vehicle.
It has zero emissions, no noise (no exaggeration - you'll hear more noise in a library) and costs pennies per mile to operate.
The car is built on an aluminum-alloy chassis with ABS plastic exterior panels that are rustproof and dent resistant. There is minimal maintenance because there are minimal parts.
The three-door hatchback comes with air conditioning, power windows, power locks, remote key-less entry, wipers, defrost, heater, sunroof and 13 cubic feet of storage space.
Eco-friendly and really fast.
Hailed as the future of high performance cars, this sleek two-seater sports car invented by Phil Bevan is powered by a 550 horse-power bio diesel engine.
Top speed is 230 mph, 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds. But the Iceni is incredibly economical on fuel, which is virtually unheard of in a car of this speed.
At a constant speed of 70 mph, you get 68.9 mpg. A fully fueled tank will give you a cruising range of about 2000 miles.
It’s like having a Lamborghini without the cost or the damage to the environment. Approximately five hundred will be available for sale next year.
L Bruce Jones is a submarine inventor who designs and sells private luxury submarines.
Following in the footsteps of his rocket scientist father, and his grandfather who invented self-elevating jack-up rigs and created the world's first containerized shipping company; one of Bruce's recent inventions is the world's first undersea resort.
Accessible by two elevators from the surface, the resort is being built on the seabed surrounding a private Fiji island in the South Pacific.
The underwater facilities will include 24 luxury state rooms, a restaurant and bar, library, conference room, wedding chapel, underwater spa, and the ultra-luxury Nautilus Suite with stunning undersea views.