Saturday, October 30, 2010

FAA Certifies Missionary's Flying Car (Vid)

I frequently blog about missions and the auto industry, but never before in the same post. That all changes with this jaw dropping video of Steve Saints mechanical creation. I never imagined anything would make me more honored to have met the man - that has changed after seeing this video has well.

"The car, called Maverick, is a buggy of sorts that is powered by a 250-horsepower Subaru engine. The car is light, so that's enough power to propel it from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds. When Saint wants to take to the air, he raises a 25 foot mast that locks a parachute in place, then he flips one switch, which connects the engine to the large propeller at the rear of the vehicle. The Maverick is now ready to soar through the sky.

Saint may use the Maverick to assist the Waodani tribe, but he insists that there are many other uses for flying cars, and that they could prove to be a useful tool for a wide range of commercial applications. I-TEC believes it can built around 100 cars per year and that they should cost around $80,000." -Autoblog

1 comment:

Melany said...

awesome- i am definitely sharing this.