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 The flying cars are coming2005-04-18 18:57
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CBS has a feature on the status of flying cars. I only knew about the Moller Skycar, which they mistakenly thought is a new entry. He's probably the veteran in that arena. But there are several other promising projects, apparently. Like the Air Scooter, which is vertical take-off ultralight thing. Not exactly as comfy as the Skycar, but it might happen sooner. And the CarterCopter, which is a little plane/helicopter combination, which already flies. And there's Skyblazer, but that doesn't seem to be much more than a concept. Alright, the Moller Skycar still seems to be what looks most like a flying car that actually, sort of, can fly at this point. And what we really need is anti-gravity. That would make it much easier.

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18 Apr 2005 @ 21:42 by Ge Zi @ : anti-grav
I think what's really missing is that anti-grav module to get rid of all these ridiculous wings, rotors, etc.
Unfortunately I misplaced my plans for the one, and I also forgot where I parked my space ship - darn!  

19 Apr 2005 @ 00:03 by Joel @ : No way!
If motorists start taking to the air, I'm going to stay on the ground.  

19 Apr 2005 @ 00:23 by ming : Rotor to Rotor
Yeah, you don't want the guy next to you chatting on his cell phone while flying that thing. I don't think it is going to be practical without computer controlled flight. And it better not be Windows.  

19 Apr 2005 @ 00:40 by astrid : Any News on the
ancient Indian Vipanas ("Flying -- or SPACE-- Cars" from Harappa , if I remember correct???) Not too long ago I saw some Info that someone actually was building one, following the old Instructions still around.  

19 Apr 2005 @ 14:59 by jazzolog : Do You Have Any Fuel For These Things
on this planet anyway?  

19 Apr 2005 @ 16:07 by astrid : LOOOOove your Q,Jazzo!
If you ask me, visavi the Vipanas.....idnno....don't remember anymore....tooo long since I drove one!... that's why I was curious if anyone else had any more recent info... : )  

19 Apr 2005 @ 16:12 by ming : Fuel
Yeah, these things are gas guzzlers, I'm sure. So, that doesn't really brings us forward in any very useful way. We need some kind of sustainable anti-gravity. Burning dead dinosaurs in combustion engines is so last millennium.  

19 Apr 2005 @ 16:45 by jazzolog : Dana Got Flown To Arizona
last month for a conference, and I tagged along. It was the first time we'd been in a plane in 22 years. I figured it'd be our last...but I must say the thrill of takeoff and flying 7 miles high was absolute heaven. First Class too!  

19 Apr 2005 @ 17:13 by astrid : Ok,Big Guys....
...i'll do some research in the field of Vipana fuel. And I'll get back to you with some Good News -or not!  

10 Feb 2006 @ 18:44 by frankie velasquez @ : fly
thats so crazy flying cars! what is this world comming too. theres going to be maniacs flying those things.  

10 Feb 2006 @ 18:52 by u @ : haa
10 Feb 2006 @ 18:44 by frankie velasquez @ : fly
thats so crazy flying cars! what is this world comming too. theres going to be maniacs flying those things.  

19 Oct 2011 @ 07:19 by Japanese used cars @ : Re:
The flying car is not only a vehicle but also an aircraft. The car can actually be used for traveling on a daily basis but for now it is not advisable to be driven on roads.  

22 Aug 2016 @ 06:10 by National drink of Pakistan @ : Malik
Any tragedy during Pakistan continues to worsen mainly because relief equipment and facilitate fall far in need of what is desirable. More facilitate is anxiously needed when the potential for many fatalities starts out to loom.  

20 Sep 2016 @ 05:02 by xender for pc @ : xender for pc
xender for pc  

15 Nov 2016 @ 14:42 by umroh februari 2017 @ : travelling
let do the best to be a winner  

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