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There are several unique aspects to this design, but probably the outstanding feature is a
safety power supply that engages automatically in the event of engine power failure.The designer
envisions this craft will fly at a maximum of 100 to 300 feet above the ground,
just above treetop level in free air space at 50 to 70 mph.
"At that height, the craft would need about a minute of emergency power to land safely.
An 8 lb automobile-geared starter motor, on an overrunning clutch mounted below the driveshaft,
can provide one to five minutes of emergency power using the same battery the main engine uses.
Some high torque, geared, starter motors produce over 500 foot lbs of torque. This emergency power
will automatically engage in case of any trouble, and lower the craft to the ground."
The inventor was Charles Medlock of El Paso, Arkansas who had two US Patents pending on the
design. Detailed information on the Hovercopter can be seen at the website listed above.