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Mon Apr 24, 2017, 02:38 AM

found this whilst pooking throough youtube. when we have a flying car

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that holds five and can fold down into a briefcase at the end of commute , ill buy it. (this is a hand crafted airplane that a fellow in eastern eastern europe to cut his commute time in half)
i do not own this video and some of the activities would get us busted in the usa. otherwise a hand crafted airplane is wonderful.

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AllaN01Bear Apr 2017 OP
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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 02:53 AM

1. You might consider adding the link to the YouTube video...

so people will know what the hell you are talking about.

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Mon Apr 24, 2017, 04:53 AM

2. They do exist and are for sale - for a few hundred thousand:

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Flying car to go on sale

It may not be quite like the Jetsons, but for a few hundred thousand dollars you too can soon fly around in a car.

A Slovakian company called AeroMobil unveiled on Thursday its version of a flying car, a light frame plane whose wings can fold back, like an insect, and is boosted by a hybrid engine and rear propeller.

It will be available to preorder as soon as this year but is not for everyone: besides the big price tag, you'd need a pilot's license to be able to use it in the air.

"I think it's going to be a very niche product," said Philip Mawby, professor of electronic engineering and head of research at the University of Warwick.

Several companies are working on flying cars, either like Aeromobil's two-seater that needs a runway, or others that function more like helicopters, lifting off vertically. But not many companies are seriously looking at marketing these vehicles anytime soon, Mawby said.

"The technology is there... The question is bringing it to the market at an affordable cost, and making it a useful product."


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Tue Apr 25, 2017, 06:13 AM

3. Looks like the price has gone up! This plane is now on sale for over a $million:

Flying car costing more than $1 million goes on show in Monaco

A Slovakia-based company unveiled the commercial design for a flying car priced at more than $1 million on Thursday, saying it was ready for pre-orders with first deliveries expected by 2020.

AeroMobil said its teardrop-like shaped AeroMobil Flying Car, displayed at the Top Marques Monaco, could switch to flight mode in less than three minutes. The wings fold away for driving on roads and swing out for flying.

The company, one of several developing such flying vehicles, aims to make up to 500 units of its first commercially available edition, priced at 1.2 million to 1.5 million euros ($1.29 million to $1.61 million).

To fly, the car would need an airfield or another approved place to take off, while owners would require driving and pilot licenses, AeroMobil Chief Communications Officer Stefan Vadocz said.

AeroMobil said deliveries to customers of the flying car, which Vadocz said would comply with air and road regulations, was expected to start by 2020.

More: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-aeromobil-flyingcar-idUSKBN17M29Y?il=0

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