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Author:  PeterScott [ Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:37 pm ]
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The flying car does not exist, you say? Hah!

Leave me alone with my fantasies please.

Author:  JamesGifford [ Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:51 pm ]
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PeterScott wrote:
The flying car does not exist, you say? Hah!

Never said it didn't. There have been dozens over the years. My particular beef is with Paul Moller and the Moller AirCar, which has yet to fly in almost 50 years. (But just a little more investment, and...)

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Leave me alone with my fantasies please.

Have fun storming the kessel, boys!

Author:  Blackhawk [ Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:29 am ]
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That does look more practical than most of the designs I've seen. I'm guessing you still have to be a licensed pilot, at least. Since it's a gyrocopter I wouldn't think a helicopter license would be required. Still not the flying car described in The Puppet Masters (the one I want) but a step in the right direction.

Author:  PeterScott [ Sun May 12, 2013 7:54 am ]
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Fixed-wing versions under development.

Author:  beamjockey [ Sun May 12, 2013 5:52 pm ]
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From the CBC, a setback for the noble cause:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/05/10/bc-flying-car-crash.html
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Flying car crashes near Vernon, B.C., school
Local residents say contraption had been seen in the sky prior to Friday's crash

I probably should update my old talk "Doorman, Call Me an Aircar!" with all these new developments.

Author:  PeterScott [ Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:59 am ]
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Here's another one. Very slick, with cool video: http://sfglobe.com/?id=17499&src=share_fb_new_17499

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