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Moller International/Freedom Motors Dec 2017 Newsletter

Moller International
The Discovery Channel recently broadcast an interview with me on the show Daily Planet. (We received permission to share this interview with newsletter subscribers, and it can be viewed here. Please do not share this on social media or we may be forced to take down the video). I agreed to this interview only because of its emphasis on the Rotapower® engine's ability to use anaerobically generated (man-made) biogas. Moller International gets an enormous number of requests from various world wide news agencies to do a story on the Skycar®. However, until Freedom Motors has the Rotapower® engine in at least limited production, MI is not interested in promoting the Skycar® further. It only brings additional interest in the Skycar® from the general public, and they also question why MI has not yet produced it.

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Moller International/Freedom Motors Nov 2017 Newsletter

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Within the next few years battery powered air-taxis will be available for trips up to 25 miles between vertiports for one or possibly two passengers. How far beyond this distance and payload can safely be flown will depend on battery life. When I mentioned these limitations during the recent SAE Aerotech Conference, a member of the audience asked, “why not use a bigger battery”. The answer is that as all-up weight (AUW) increases, the energy required from the propulsion system increases much faster. Energy from batteries is so low that adding a larger battery could actually reduce the payload. This will limit air-taxing to short low payload flights between the tops of commercial buildings.

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Moller International/Freedom Motors Oct 2017 Newsletter

Moller International
Moller International is working with a number of developers of the various hybrid components required for its Skycars®. These include batteries from A123 Battery Systems in Taiwan and Turnigy Power Systems in China, as well as electric motors from Yasa Motors in Great Britain and Emrax Motors in Slovenia. Surprisingly no US company produces these required hybrid components.

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