Flying Car.

CanadianLove
#1
When I saw the headline I was hoping they had come up with the hovering car with inexpensive super-magnets of some sort, but it wasn't.

It is an untra-light with a road worthy chassis and retractable wings. Very nice idea if you have the money and the facilities close to use it. I does not say, but I am assuming that the vehicle uses the main prop to push it on the road also - could be pretty loud pulling into the motel at 3am.

Move Over, Jetsons: Flying Car In Works! - CBS News (external - login to view)

Also I don't think this would fall into the 'green' catagory either.
 
Eyeneye
#2
yeah, I've heard of this... rolling over traffic in no time.
 
#juan
#3
This has been done before but it is good to see that people are still trying. One of the problems with a car/airplane combination is that the basic requirements of a car are different from those of an airplane. What generally happens is that you get some kind of hybrid that is not a very good car, or a very good airplane. Building a very good car would end up being too heavy to make a reasonable airplane, so compromises are made that make it a less than ideal car, or airplane. I think some kind of helicopter might be a better bet. Still, I wish this guy luck.
Last edited by #juan; Mar 20th, 2009 at 11:03 AM..
 
petros
#4
Oh great...flying drunks.
 
Eyeneye
#5
all you need is a private runway!
 
petros
#6
You can buy a rotor job for about $35K CDN that doesn't really nee a runway.
 

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