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[CNN] Is this (finally) our flying car? (Vertical Take off may now be possible)

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http://whatsnext.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/09/is-this-finally-our-flying-car/

This was posted on OCN back in 2012, but back then the vehicle did not appear to be capable of vertical take offs and landings. Pretty cool! Use it from your backyard, not from the airport.

(First news post, sorry if this is not correct)

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It's one of science fiction's greatest unfulfilled promises, right up there with teleportation and time travel.

And, no, Terrafugia hasn't built us a Tardis or promised to beam us up. But they say they're closer than ever to giving us a flying car.

This week, the Woburn, Massachussetts-based aerospace company announced it has begun feasibility studies on a car capable of vertical takeoffs and landings. The TF-X would be a four-seat, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, according to the company.


Edited by Pararrhexis - 5/10/13 at 1:43am
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It looks like a Mitsubishi!!
   
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Hah looks weird

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"Do the phasers and photon torpedoes come standard, or are they extra?" lachen.gif

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post #5 of 52
I clicked the Transition link first and was like, it's a plane with foldable wings -.-;

Glad that wasn't what the story was about. Here is the video you're likely looking for, since it takes multiple clicks to find:
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post #6 of 52
and then the battery dies whilst your flying to work,checking OCN on your overclocked custom flying car pc and you die
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Quote:
Originally Posted by phill1978 View Post

and then the battery dies whilst your flying to work,checking OCN on your overclocked custom flying car pc and you die

You are asking for it if you OC your freakin' car
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I don't see this kind of technology going anywhere until we get some graphene batteries, even then, this would have to be affordable, like $100k or less.
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To be fair, I think plenty of very wealthy individuals would make use of this. It said they already have 100+ orders for at least one of their models. I would certainly buy one if I could afford it.
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post #10 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harbinger View Post

You are asking for it if you OC your freakin' car

lol but people will do it redface.gif
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