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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 01:31 PM

www.dailymail.co.uk said:

If waiting in traffic jams leaves you ready to explode, the solution is finally here.

Drivers can switch from the road to the air in minutes at the wheel of the world's first flying car - which is on the market at a sky-high price of 800,000.

The two-seat automobile can reach speeds of 60mph on land and up to 110mph at 12,000 feet, despite being more than 60 years old.

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#2    ThePhantomFlanFlinger

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 05:23 PM

Thats....well...daft...its a solution to a problem that doesn't exist..

Edited by BrianPotter, 17 March 2012 - 05:27 PM.


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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:19 AM

people drive bad enough on normal roads, god, i dont want to see most of the drivers i see daily in "flying cars" :o


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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:26 AM

Yes, can you imagine the issues we will have, when people start driving in a 3 dimensional plain? They can't grasp the ability to turn left right, forward and reverse!!! God help us all with people being able to go UP and DOWN as well!!! Oh man, we're doomed!


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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:15 AM

wouldn't you need a pilots license?


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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:36 AM

View Postevil_kenshin, on 19 March 2012 - 09:15 AM, said:

wouldn't you need a pilots license?

yes of course, and a runway! Its all very well to see this as a flying car, but misleading to think you can be driving then just take off!!

anyhoo, heres the modern one: http://www.terrafugia.com/

and heres the vertical take off one!! http://www.moller.co...id=49&Itemid=57


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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:52 PM

View Postbouncer, on 19 March 2012 - 09:36 AM, said:

yes of course, and a runway! Its all very well to see this as a flying car, but misleading to think you can be driving then just take off!!

anyhoo, heres the modern one: http://www.terrafugia.com/

and heres the vertical take off one!! http://www.moller.co...id=49&Itemid=57

I read about that second vertical car you posted a while ago and have to say that thing is sweet! Still believe when/if we ever have mass automobiles flying, our world population will drop a few billion in a year lol


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Posted 20 March 2012 - 11:17 AM

View Postbouncer, on 19 March 2012 - 09:36 AM, said:

yes of course, and a runway! Its all very well to see this as a flying car, but misleading to think you can be driving then just take off!!

anyhoo, heres the modern one: http://www.terrafugia.com/

and heres the vertical take off one!! http://www.moller.co...id=49&Itemid=57
I had a look at both of these models also after reading the article yesterday.

When I think of a flying car I think more of a drone type setup with VTOL capabilities which is highly maneuverable - not a conventional plane with folding wings which can drive on a road.

I think that this thing in the OP is hugely impractical.

The Moller Skycar looks more on point but still I can't see any real market for this type of thing any time soon...

Edited by Timonthy, 20 March 2012 - 11:20 AM.


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Posted 20 March 2012 - 11:47 AM

Would need "flying road" if you plan on having some securities


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Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:23 PM

View PostFlyingAngel, on 20 March 2012 - 11:47 AM, said:

Would need "flying road" if you plan on having some securities
I'd imagine something akin to the 'airways' on the city planet of Coruscant is Star Wars, or on the Fifth element.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:28 PM

The thought of being able to fly past the morning or evening rush hour traffic makes me want one of those things bad!


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Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:45 PM

I need it to get away from the taxi drivers in this place.


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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:50 PM

i don't know about this....i have run out of gas a few times going down the road. it would be much worse at 12,000 feet.

so long and thanks for all the fish

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:12 PM

A novelty at best. For 1.5 mill one could buy a real airplane and a real car.


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Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:41 PM

Not to mention the fuel costs...





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