Moller Skycar 200 mockup

Moller Skycar M200
Moller International / Freedom Motors
Dixon, CA, USA
moller.com
freedom-motors.com

The Moller Skycar M200 is a two-passenger commuter aircraft from the makers of the Moller Skycar M400. This aircraft is outfitted with redundant systems, multiple safety features, and its Flight Control System (FCS), which eliminates the complexities of flying.

A unique characteristic of the aircraft is the wings, as they fold up to ensure a compact frame. The aircraft does take ethanol fuel, yet it has one electric motor for every gas engine.

The aircraft has two nacelles, each containing one Rotapower engine and one electric motor, as well as two electric lift fans to assist takeoff and maintain altitude.

With future designs, the company hopes to eliminate the need for a pilot, allowing the M200 to fly autonomously. This will rely on the company’s highway-in-the-sky (HITS) avoidance system and multiple other positioning systems.

Moller Skycar M200 mockup over mountains
Moller Skycar M200 mockup over mountains
Moller Skycar 200 wings folded
Moller Skycar M200 wings folded
Moller Skycar 200 model
Moller Skycar M200 model

Design Specifications:

VTOL Configuration Two Nacelles and Two Lift Ducts
Seating Tandem
Emergency Airframe Parachutes Yes
Fuel Type Ethanol
Length 14 ft (4.27 m)
Width 8.5 ft (2.59 m)
Height 6 ft (1.82 m)
Gross Weight 1,320 lbs (598.7 kg)
Net Payload 400 lbs  (181.4 kg)

Performance Specifications:

Continuous Engine Power (Total) 170 hp (126.8 kW)
Electrical Motor Power (90 seconds) 85 hp (63.4 kW) per motor
Emergency Electrical Motor Power (30 seconds) 145 hp (108.1 kW) per motor
Component Articulation Required Folding Wings
Maximum Speed (Sea Level) 242 mph (389.5 kph)
Cruise Speed (Sea Level @ 65% power) 205 mph (329.9 kph)
Time – Parachute Safe (50 mph @ 200 ft) 11.3 seconds
Time to Transition (0-131 mph) 16.2 seconds
Maximum Endurance (Sea Level @ 131 mph) 3.7 hours
Rate of climb (sea level) 1,816 fpm (9.23 m/s)
Time to climb (10,000 ft) 3.8 minutes
Roadability (On improved roads) ~ 30 mph (48.3 kph)
Range with 2 passengers @ 122 mph (42 mpg) 434 miles (698.5 km)
Fuel Consumption (Sea Level @ Cruise) 7.37 gallons per hour (27.90 liters per hour)

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MollerVectored ThrustScaled Prototype2 PassengersElectric Hybrid, Piloted