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New eVTOL Anyone Can Fly - HEXA from LIFT

  USAF SUCCESSFULLY TEST FLIES HEXA                                                 Source:  LIFT's HEXA Entirely New Type of Aircraft Austin, Texas-based LIFT Aircraft's eVTOL HEXA is an entirely new type of aircraft that the company says anyone can fly.  The electric, vertical takeoff and landing aircraft has been successfully test flown by the US Air Force, with whom LIFT partners.  The Air Force is exploring military application for the personal flying machine. HEXA has been specifically designed as an ultra-lightweight vehicle so that it doesn't require a pilot's license.  It's targeted at sports and recreational use, military, public safety, disaster response and first responder missions.  The company says the eVTOL can cut responder time 50% and more. The vehicle is deep into a series of flight and system testing.  The company expects to be doing thousands of flights per days within the next 3 to 5 years. Tech Specs Technically, HEXA is an eVTOL multicopter,

Elon Musk Opens Loop

Musk's Test Tunnel to Move Cars Underground Source:  Boring Company's Loop Lift tunnel Plans for LA, Chicago, NYC and DC Elon Musk's Boring Company just opened his Loop Lift tunnel in Hawthorne, California.  It's 1.14 miles long.  This is his innovative loop lift system designed to bypass what he calls "soul destroying" traffic jams.  Cars are elevated down to the tunnel.  They're put on the tracks and glide along.  This is a prototype test tunnel on the grounds of his Boring Company.  Musk foresees loop lift, underground tunnel systems throughout the US. 150 MPH Speeds Musk says the vehicles can travel at speeds up to 150 miles per hour.  The system is designed to let people get off at various stops.  They and their cars are elevated back up to the ground.  Musk wants to dig a tunnel in Los Angeles to Dodgers Stadium; in Chicago to O'Hare Airport and from New York City to Washington, DC.  He says he'd like to charge $1 for shared ride