A different 'spin' on flying cars

A company in Australia is developing a flight technology that allows for compact Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) using a type of fan system to move air that is commonly found in central heating/cooling systems.

Entecho is using a proprietary centrifugal fan that allows for the creation of an extremely compact craft with VTOL capabilities and high lifting efficiencies. The company currently has two VTOL platforms; the Hoverpod, a manned Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV) and the Mupod, a micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).

As Gizmag points out, the “cylindrical fan-forced flying saucer” is quite different from PAV concepts we’ve seen lately like Terrafugia’s folding-wing plane or Moller International’s Skycar.