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Considering a "Modular" Design?





Start with a Roadworthy Automobile


The idea has merit for anyone creating their own version of a Roadable Aircraft in these days of obligatory "crash" tests for new cars. In his website, Ed Sweeney suggests that a suitable automobile for this purpose is the new Lotus Elise, a lightweight 1510 lb. two-seat roadster. His design is located at
www.aerocar.com/

The website of Troester Consulting reviews some interesting small cars that might offer potential as a base for an experimental flying car. Selections include the Carver, The BMW Mini Cooper, The Sparrow P.T.M., and The "Project 32" Slalom. This site is found at -
http://www.troester.com/GizmoFiles/Transport.htm

The ultimate listing of almost all the mini and micro cars ever made can be found at the website of The Microcar and Minicar Club, Incorporated. It is a not-for-profit social club dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of small and unusual cars, both foreign and U.S. They define a "small" car as one less than 11 feet long and/or having an engine with less than 1000cc displacement. The definition of "unusual cars" is left to the reader's imagination. It is not necessary to own such a car to join the Club. The site is found at -

http://www.microcar.org



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