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Originally Posted by Ghoxt View Post

As an US Air Force Vet, there is nothing, and I mean Nothing stable about that artists rendering. Whenever we see these tight to the body wing contraptions, I just cringe. This is the epitomy of a Death-Trap.

There's a reason proven flying airplane wings, have wing span, as well as helicopter blades being the length they are. rolleyes.gif

Not to mention, a vertical stabilizer.
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CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 75

"OMG, This stupid car keeps saying "terrain, terrain". Like, I don't even know what terrain is, ermagerd".

Probably wouldn't even know the meaning of TCAS warnings either lachen.gif
post #42 of 52
Realistically, you'd need the same pilots licence and take off/landing clearance that you would while using a Cessna. There won't be any risk of idiots who can't drive flying.
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post #43 of 52
In Canada you can get a recreational pilots lic at 16 years old with a medical test, learners at 14, I dont see this changing for these type of vehicles so whats the problem. Get the license and Fly.... learn for cheap as a teen, join the Air Cadets.

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post #44 of 52
Guys, remember that this could work if they somehow had hoovering traffic lights like in the Jetsons. All I have to say is this:
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post #45 of 52
Won't happen until we have autonomous (flying) cars. People are just too stupid. Most drivers shouldn't be allowed on the road, let alone in the sky.

Any why is it we never see any sort of real footage for these flying cars people try to push? It's always CGI and concept art. Flying cars are the ultimate vaporware of the modern era.
post #46 of 52
This is definitely going to be my first car smile.gif
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post #47 of 52
There are already many FAIL attempts, heres a "working" para car...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/05/10/bc-flying-car-crash.html



good thing it came with its own chute.
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post #48 of 52
Can I use the rear propellers to go with 200mph on the ground?

I think its pointless to research flying cars with current technology, it needs something always on hoovering, not cell or fuel dependent. Like that maglev train...
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post #49 of 52
Where are the working prototypes already? They better add more zeros to the legal limit too 0.005 tongue.gif
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post #50 of 52
Make an X-wing and then we'll talk
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