The Moller Skycar — named after its creator Paul Moller — is a personal VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) vehicle that never quite took off, as it was put up for sale on eBay for $1.776-million (starting bid) a while back. Continue reading to watch an early hover test.
The Skycar demonstrated limited tethered flight capability in 2003. More tethered flight tests are now scheduled for an undisclosed date sometime after mid 2006. Moller is currently upgrading the Skycar’s engines, and the improved prototype is now called the “M400X”. Additional flight tests will supposedly be conducted once Moller engineers have completed the upgrades to the Skycar’s nacelles with the larger engines (projected for 2007)