We all could use a break from the daily grind of getting to and from the Amazonian village where we do our missionary work. All that arboreal congestion and humidity really makes the commute a drag. The iFly project wants to make your life a little easier by constructing you a Maverick flying car (more like a buggy, really) that will carry you far above the rat race and off to your tropical destination.
Packing an uber-reliable Subaru mill making around 128 HP, a parafoil wing and a huge rear-mounted propellor, you won’t be mistaken for a Camry. Maybe a bloated sandrail. Weighing around half a ton, the lightweight Maverick can rumble along on the highway or do some light offroading, and then convert to become flight-capable in about 10 minutes. You can even attach floats to cross rivers!
The Maverick (and the iFly project) are part of iTec, the Indigenous People’s Technology and Education Center. It’s a group that is trying to use technology to make remote indigenous peoples’ lives easier, as well as making it easier to conduct missionary work. That being said, iTec is not opposed to the notion of selling their products more broadly, say to law enforcement or hobbyists, in order to achieve an economy of scale. We could take or leave the missionary aspect, but the technology is very cool, and we’ll be on the lookout for more Maverick news to bring your way.