Jan 14 2008Sky Commuter Flying Car Sells On eBay

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Want you get your hands on a flying vehicle? Well you may have to settle for a Moller craft, because by the time this gets posted an auction for the last Sky Commuter Prototype test craft that remains in existence today will be over. And I apologize for that in case you were going to bid, but let's be honest, you weren't. There was a lot of activity in the last half hour of the auction though, with a bidder raising the price from $60,000 to $131,700. I was skeptical because that bidder had 0 feedback. Then I realized it was me.

The development of this advanced technology and project started back in the mid 1980's. Design and engineering was created by Boeing engineer's in Arlington Washington. Some 60 investors and well over $6,000.000.00 in R&D and production yielded only (3) concept test ships before the plant was shut down for reasons not listed here. The sad end was all and anything that was in the hangar was taken and or destroyed. This sole example of this technology, Advancements and investments are present and was saved in this single craft. The ship was not at the base location at the time or it to would have been destroyed.

Damn that's f'ed up, destroying flying vehicles. What in the hell is the matter with these people? I'd eat my own right arm for a flying car, and there are people out there just trashing them. That makes me sick. And so does this cereal I'm eating. Well it's not so much cereal as pasta shells and bourbon, but I figured it'd still be good. It's definitely not.

Hit the jump for a bunch more pictures and a link to the (now over) auction.

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Thanks to Antonio, who is way handsome and totally cool, for the tip

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The plant was shut down because the product didn't work.

Oh yeah. First. Bitches.

I wonder if it still has the manual in the glove box. Seriously, the CRT monitor is a nice touch, that just makes it look more legit.

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6 million dollars and they couldn't even get leather seats. piece of crap!

how much for the land-driving motor boat parked behind the flying car?

I'm from Arlington Washington. lol.

lol. yeah, arlington. funny stuff man.

i can't wait till i almost crash mine because a chinese woman on a cell phone cuts me off...


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hmm... So is it the seller who considers Arlington a part of D.C. Because I'm here in in Arlington now, and they made me get different plates for my car. Why should I be included in the United STATES when this clever project gets to claim that they're in a Virginia county that is somehow also part of another city. Is this for tax reasons? Can I claim something special on my returns? Somebody get me an accountant and a lawyer. And that sweet ass car.

gee Neil, do think that maybe they Washington STATE?!?!? seems rather egotistical of you to assume that "washington" must always refer to D.C.

I'm glad I'm not the only person from Arlington Washington who 1. Has been to this site, and 2. Is commenting about how I'm from Arlington Washington. lol

Its a good car and yes it flys but not by using air itself. This car has the potential but the use of fans dosen't really make it hover but by forcing air out of a small container at a high speed could one day project cars and ships anywhere.

Wow thats an awesome find, does that thing actually fly?

The Sky Commuter never had actual full-scale flight tests. The flight control software was still in the development phase when the company collapsed due to a fight over who controlled the company.

The company I was involved with at the time was also a victim of the SkyCommuter collapse. We were writing the flight control s/w and got sued for failure to perform. We couldn't afford a lawyer, lost the case, and had to shut down.

During development, the DEA was extremely interested in potential customers for the vehicle. Apparently it had a very small radar signature and would have made a likely smuggling vehicle.

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