First flying car, by Steve Saint

Missionaries have been on the forefront of some technologies for years.  Laptop technology was developed to the point its at now, because missionaries in the jungles of Africa needed portable technology, something less bulky than a 10 lb. 486 PC.  And now one missionary has done it again!  A flying car , by Steve Saint (son of Nate Saint), called The Maverick.  Here are excerpts from the CNN article.

Saint heads i-tec, the Indigenous People’s Technology and Education Center. He is working with the Waodani tribe at the edge of the Amazon in Ecuador to help them solve a transportation riddle plaguing hard to reach regions all over the world: What do you do when the road ends? His solution, build a flying car. So he and his team did…

He grew up living in Ecuador. He tells us that his family moved there after the Waodani Indians speared his father to death. His dad, Nate Saint, a pilot, was part of a group of Christian missionaries trying to make contact with the tribe. They did, and according to the younger Saint, paid the ultimate price. Saint’s family didn’t give up trying to make contact with the tribe…

“The Maverick is not only a practical flying car but it’s also a beefy car,” says Logan Ward from Popular Mechanics. “They put a Subaru engine in this thing with 250 horsepower. It goes 0 to 60 in 3.9 seconds.We were really impressed they gave it that sort of on-road performance.”

 

Check out video footage of this mean machine here.

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