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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 @ 00:23 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.  

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