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IFS animation.

IFS Overhead

IFS Base

Summarized Explanation

Considering the state of technology today, we could be using flying saucers in conjunction with or in place of automobiles, which cause many problems in contemporary life. Automobiles cause a multitude of injuries, emit excessive pollution and consume too much gasoline. There should be innovations in prevailing transportation methods; flying saucers could be produced and used on a daily basis.

The vehicle depicted in the previous vector graphics is entitled the "Identified Flying Saucaire". Mystery spacecraft seen in the movies are typically called "unidentified flying objects" which makes the two names analogous. In daily usage, the vehicle can be referred to as an "IFS" or distinctively as a "saucaire". Other vehicles of this shape are referred to as flying saucers so that a familiar image is conjured up.

This flying saucer uses air for supension and is propelled by the rotor blades in the base. There is a hologram to the right of the driver in the console. The hologram enables all of the passengers aboard to see and identify the other objects and vehicles in the vicinity, ensuring greater awareness. In order for the saucaire to function efficiently, it should be made of lightweight materials like plastic, fiberglass and certain metals. The saucaire would have the aeronautical characteristics of a hovercraft and a helicopter combined. Its chassis and lower panels could be composed of fiberglass with encased helium balloons. Additionally, directly beneath the dome, a translucent enclosure filled with helium aids in flotation.

The solar panels might be inadequate to provide full power for propulsion of the IFS. If so, an auxiliary power source would be necessary. There must be battery charger "stations" located in areas where the saucaire is in use.

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