StrongMobile Aircar Project Press Release
Aircar Concept Ready for Prototype Development, Orders Being Accepted
PRESS RELEASE 9/22/06 FROM:
Safety Analysis Systems Co.
c/o Richard Strong, Prop.
7514 Belle Plain Drive
Dayton OH 45424-3229
E-MAIL: _RichStrong@aol.com_ (mailto:RichStrong@aol.com)
The Proprietor of Safety Analysis Systems Company and its StrongMobile
Systems Engineering Branch, Richard Strong, announces that his brain-child aircar
design is ready for prototype development. The former Mensan, a retired Air
Force pilot and engineer with thousands of hours of flying and decades of
experience in research and development on hundreds of projects has been working on
it, off and on in his spare time, for over fifty years to ‚€œget all of the
pieces in the right places‚€???.
The design was the subject of his Aeronautical Engineering course at the
University of Michigan back in 1963 and has evolved over time to be a viable
flyable automobile concept. His latest effort was building and exhibiting a
full-size mockup model at the Experimental Aircraft Association‚€™s AirVenture
The work is developing an aircar system that can carry people safely and
easily from door-to-door on frequent medium-range trips, such as routine
regional business travel. The Magic Dragon design is of a single-unit vehicle that
can be operated either as an automobile or as an airplane, with automatic ‚€˜
push-button‚€™ transformation, just like magic. StrongMobile Magic Dragons will
have a payload of a driver-pilot and either one passenger or three passengers
and baggage, or an equal amount of cargo or equipment. Flight performance is
estimated to compare favorably with current lightplanes or airliners, on a
The StrongMobile Magic Dragon design has five unique and distinctive
1. The auto-style, lifting body -fuselage will provide a significant amount
of lift in flight;
2. While transforming to road mode, the rear streamlined fairing will be
flipped down to show the license and lamps and act as a bumper;
3. The ducted fan will provide quieter thrust for flight. The fan jet will
blow onto the wing root to boost the lift.;
4. The wings have spoiler ailerons for coordinated turning and full-span
slotted flaps and slats for more safety and lift;
5. While transforming to road mode, the wing will fold the tips and swing
into the body and the horizontal tail tips also fold down to fit within the
The inventor believes that use of the design may lead to thousands of
operators avoiding millions of hours of wasted ‚€˜windshield time‚€™ on the highways
or changing modes. This time could be used for more profitable activities,
such as expanding the business region. You may expect to see a billion-dollar
industry within a decade from start-up.
Those who wish to reserve a position for their StrongMobile on the
production schedule, may make a non-refundable deposit of $19,000 minimum. Deposits
will be put into escrow accounts as certificates of deposit until 100 are
received or until the end of 2007. If 100 deposits are not received by the end of
2007, then those that have been received will be returned to the depositors.
Given the usual schedule required for similar developments, it is estimated
that about three years will be required to set up for production. This plan
will require about 1,000 deposits. Deliveries may be begin in 2010.
More information is at:
_www.strongware.com/dragon_ (http://www.strongware.com/dragon) .