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Date: 05/25/13 04:21 PM

20 Responses to Flyin` Cars!

  1. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 50-59
    2729 posts
    May 25, 2013 at 4:25 pm
    Link: Flyin` Cars! - The first flying cars are to go on sale to the public as early as 2015. Terrafugia Transition design part car part jet
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
    2379 posts
    May 25, 2013 at 5:01 pm
    Surely aviation has attracted the most charlatans than any other industry. I had a coworker whose picture was superimposed in a brochure for a plane that she had never been in. She was more than a little irritated.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    May 25, 2013 at 5:14 pm
    Screw the parachute handle.
    if((bUnderspeed AND bUnderaltitude AND bCannotPitchClimb) OR bClassAOuterMarkerAlarm)
    {
    bForceLandAndDisableTakeOff = true;
    }
    ______________________
    Then, have the parachute held closed by a self-sealing relay that is de-energized on power loss.

    If you HAVE TO land, it`s more likely because the pilot is not up for VFR during a system loss. (Not conscious?)
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    May 25, 2013 at 5:18 pm
    "aviation has attracted the most charlatans"
    These dudes have already made one of the two planes shown. Last I heard, they were trying to get the car-plane design FAA certified.

    I think 500 mile range is too short.
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    May 25, 2013 at 5:43 pm
    Flying transportation will never be available for the masses. The general public is far too dumb and reckless to be trusted with it. Just takes one drunk ass person to fly into the capital, or at least into their own roof. It just won`t happen.
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    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
    1540 posts
    May 25, 2013 at 6:03 pm
    I agree with ggolbez. If true this is a HORRIBLE idea.
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    bordo Male 50-59
    907 posts
    May 25, 2013 at 6:04 pm
    I am very skeptical that such short wings would provide enough lift.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    May 25, 2013 at 6:15 pm
    Last I heard, they were trying to get the car-plane design FAA certified.

    I hope that nobody gets any flying car certified by any authorities anywhere at any point in the foreseable future.

    Flying cars are a spectacularly stupid and dangerous idea with any technology that might exist in the foreseable future, even if they`re fixed on autopilot that can`t be over-ridden. If they`re not, then the death toll would be horrendous.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36834 posts
    May 25, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Flying in a computer controlled flight path.
    Enter your destination and off it goes.
    And the government can track you. Ah, progress.

    I want my damn jet-pack. When I was a kid they promised us tourist trips to the moon by 1999. They said we`d have jet-packs instead of skateboards and that we`d all have voice interactive computers that connect the whole world together in a vast information web.

    And what did we actually get? Instead of jet-packs we got snow-boards, instead of tourist trips to the moon I can barely afford a weekend in Tijuana, and the World Wide Interweb turns out to be nothing more than quicker access to gossip and porn.

    Science has failed me.
    I may turn religious.
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    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    May 25, 2013 at 8:58 pm
    I want one that`s a limo with a wet bar.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    May 25, 2013 at 9:18 pm
    The wing loading on this this is absurd. No way anything that looks like this is going to fly.
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    May 25, 2013 at 9:52 pm
    Oh yeah. I heard about this on the radio recently.
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    Mckinneysgay Male 18-29
    153 posts
    May 25, 2013 at 10:18 pm
    very well said gerry. i havent logged in in a looooong time, but you`re rambling on was hilarious.

    secondly, dat shiz looks cool, but ay dat shiz look rowdy ass fudge. soo many people gun crash dat shiz all ova dem selves!!!
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    erikthevikin Male 30-39
    757 posts
    May 26, 2013 at 12:19 am
    BULL CRAP!!! It won`t happen i promise.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    May 26, 2013 at 1:42 am
    [quote">"I hope that nobody gets any flying car certified by any authorities anywhere at any point in the foreseable future."[/quote">
    XD!!!!!
    Too late, Pal! It`s a done deal.

    Paragraph 3 + pics 2 and 3

    They`re having trouble selling the complete computer control scheme to the FAA. They think ten more years of meetings/adjustments.
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    Boresome Male 30-39
    81 posts
    May 26, 2013 at 3:52 am
    I see a problem with this concept and the ineptness of people having them serviced and repaired.

    It`l be great for a while, then all hells gonna break loose, as they start falling from the sky :P
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    MrOrange Male 30-39
    2402 posts
    May 26, 2013 at 5:44 am
    *sigh*

    To all the skeptices, it will happen once a large enough manafacturer sees profit in this concept and starts lobying, granted i think the chances of that are slim. but you never know, think of places like australia and canada.. extend the range and i`d say you have a potential market.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    May 26, 2013 at 1:41 pm
    Bloody hell,
    People have enough problems driving on a basic
    z plane, without including the x and y planes
    to contend with
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    May 26, 2013 at 1:43 pm
    would you buy a second hand one !!

    :-D :-D :-D
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
    2692 posts
    May 28, 2013 at 6:38 am
    That is just the cutest little thing I ever did see (except for Maru) I want one.

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