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Hi,

the NASA personal air vehicles.

http://cafefoundation.org/v2/pdf_pav/PAV-aiaa-whitepaper.pdf
 

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Hi,

http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20020042193_2002069980.pdf
 

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http://www.smart-uav.re.kr/information/file/pav01.bmp
 

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Hi,

http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20050196637_2005198337.pdf
 

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Another "personal air vehicle" would have been the Helipod, a kind of helicopter,
which should have been developed and produced for the US market by a japanese
company, founded in 1961 by the US actor Lyle Karl Sudrow (never heard about him ..)
and Glenn Vance. The aircraft should have had a kind of shrouded contra rotating
rotor, enabling a payload of 136 kg carried on a distance of 480 km with a maximum speed
of about 105 km/h. And judging the drawing, a standard garage could easily have
accommodated two of them.One for you, the other for your wife and no seat for
your mother-in-law ! ;)

(from Aero 12/1962)
 

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Hi,

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=ar&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tecnoaereo.com%2Findex.php%3Fs%3Dvtol&sl=es&tl=en&history_state0=
 

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Hi,

a twin boom Personal Air Vehicle.
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20020091887_2002153557.pdf
 

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Jemiba said:
Another "personal air vehicle" would have been the Helipod, a kind of helicopter,
which should have been developed and produced for the US market by a japanese
company, founded in 1961 by the US actor Lyle Karl Sudrow (never heard about him ..)
and Glenn Vance. The aircraft should have had a kind of shrouded contra rotating
rotor, enabling a payload of 136 kg carried on a distance of 480 km with a maximum speed
of about 105 km/h. And judging the drawing, a standard garage could easily have
accommodated two of them.One for you, the other for your wife and no seat for
your mother-in-law ! ;)

(from Aero 12/1962)

You can learn everything you want to know about the fascinating Helipod on this site:

http://www.helipod.com/

Definitely worth the visit, it's full of great pictures of the prototype, such as this:



... pictures of what the production model was supposed to look like, such as this:



or promotional paintings such as this :



Enjoy!
 

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I really like this one, a kind of flying Vespa Motorscooter, although the street in front of
your house would have to be empty to allow for take-off and landing: The "Scooter de
l'Air" designed by G.C. Richard."

(From L'Air, August 1959)
 

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Personally I don't think any of them will go anywhere until 1. They look good. and 2. They aren't helicopters/autogyros.
 

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sferrin said:
Personally I don't think any of them will go anywhere until 1. They look good. and 2. They aren't helicopters/autogyros.

3. For civilian use you have an absolutely foolproof autopilot system that the FAA can fee comfortable enough with that they'll allow people to use them without a pilots license.
 

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Bgray said:
3. For civilian use you have an absolutely foolproof autopilot system.......

I'm not 100% sure who said this first, but: "You can't make anything foolproof, because fools are extremely ingenious people".

But then again, the modern motor carriage is hardly foolproof either.

Regards & all,

Thomas L. Nielsen
Luxembourg
 

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compton_effect said:
The same concept is still around. http://www.skywalkervtol.com/
Looks like the site hasn't been updated in a year. Oh well.

The Skywalker VTOL vehicle.

http://keywordsuggest.org/gallery/747102.html
 

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