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2013-10-17 01:42:05 PM  
How is the Dutch one steered?
 
GBB
2013-10-17 01:43:28 PM  

a particular individual: How is the Dutch one steered?


With a rudder, I would suppose.
 
2013-10-17 01:43:34 PM  
I think they should only be sold to women for the first year.
 
GBB
2013-10-17 01:44:26 PM  
"Drivable Plane"

/pet peeve
 
2013-10-17 01:45:24 PM  
Anyone else notice the 2012 date?
 
2013-10-17 01:46:50 PM  
Published: April 4th, 2012

Old news is so exciting!
 
2013-10-17 01:47:10 PM  
Un-Jetson like.

Disappointing.
 
2013-10-17 01:49:52 PM  
Competing flying cars set to hit commercial market, farmer's market

/death from above!
 
2013-10-17 01:49:55 PM  
Pft,... the dutch
 
2013-10-17 01:51:19 PM  

DrMcNinja: Pft,... the dutch


There are only two things that I hate...
 
2013-10-17 01:52:00 PM  
So does this mean hoverboards are coming soon?
 
2013-10-17 01:56:41 PM  
Neither of those are flying cars. Those are aircraft that will never drive further than from the hanger to the runway.
 
2013-10-17 01:56:59 PM  
Just what I need, rich assholes dropping from the sky on me
 
2013-10-17 01:57:32 PM  
Wow! It's just like the old future used to be.
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2013-10-17 01:58:52 PM  

MaliFinn: Just what I need, rich assholes dropping from the sky on me


It will make it so much easier to trickle down though.
 
2013-10-17 02:01:51 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Neither of those are flying cars. Those are aircraft that will never drive further than from the hanger to the runway.


Exactly. And it's not like any future "flying car" would be able to just up and take off from the highway to begin with.  Not only that, but the whole idea seems to be silly for the start. I mean, flying an aircraft entails observing an incredible amount of rules (such as altitude restrictions, alt. level depending on direction, etc) which your average "rich guy who wants his car to be able to fly" will probably never learn. Now multiply that times however-many car-planes folks envision to be over a particular area at one time. It's just not feasable or practical.
 
2013-10-17 02:01:52 PM  

GBB: "Drivable Plane"

/pet peeve


yes

these aren't "flying cars", these are aircraft that can also be driven on streets
 
2013-10-17 02:04:14 PM  

Luse: DrMcNinja: Pft,... the dutch

There are only two things that I hate...


"...the first is intolerance for other cultures...."
 
2013-10-17 02:07:10 PM  
Personally, I'd like the PAL-V. As an autogyro you don't have to worry as much about engine failure (you'd just autorotate in), you don't need a lot of road space to take off and land so you could skip going to an airport, it would be considered a motorcycle for road licensing and you probably only need a sport pilot license to fly it. It would cut about 15 miles off my commute each way since I'd be able to fly straight instead of following the roads and my commute time would drop from over an hour because of farking traffic down to a reasonable half hour.
 
2013-10-17 02:12:49 PM  
The prototype is a street-legal airplane that can reach speeds in excess of 106 kph on the road

My God, that's over 35,616,000 millimeters per fortnight.
 
2013-10-17 02:15:19 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: The prototype is a street-legal airplane that can reach speeds in excess of 106 kph on the road

My God, that's over 35,616,000 millimeters per fortnight.


Nice.
 
2013-10-17 02:20:48 PM  
So if you need a pilots license then it's not classified as a Light-sport aircraft correct? I assume this means you'd have to takeoff and land at an airport and file flight plans and all that crap?

If I can't pull out of my garage, lower the wings and take off from my street to fly to work every morning, what good is it? I may as well buy a real airplane.
 
2013-10-17 02:24:34 PM  
Will Davy Jones fly the Dutch one?
 
2013-10-17 02:24:47 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: Exactly. And it's not like any future "flying car" would be able to just up and take off from the highway to begin with. Not only that, but the whole idea seems to be silly for the start. I mean, flying an aircraft entails observing an incredible amount of rules (such as altitude restrictions, alt. level depending on direction, etc) which your average "rich guy who wants his car to be able to fly" will probably never learn. Now multiply that times however-many car-planes folks envision to be over a particular area at one time. It's just not feasable or practical.


Can I atleast get a Hoverboard?
 
2013-10-17 02:26:05 PM  
Whenever people start talking about flying cars; I stop to think about how most people drive. If they are that bad on the ground, how would adding a third dimension to their movement help at all?
 
2013-10-17 02:26:07 PM  
I want to see this episode on Top Gear.
 
2013-10-17 02:26:19 PM  

MOGGEE: Wow! It's just like the old future used to be.
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I've been tempted to build an auto-gyro. I haven't looked into the legality too deeply, but my understanding is that at least  some variations on the design don't require a pilot's license.
 
2013-10-17 02:27:17 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: Exactly. And it's not like any future "flying car" would be able to just up and take off from the highway to begin with. Not only that, but the whole idea seems to be silly for the start. I mean, flying an aircraft entails observing an incredible amount of rules (such as altitude restrictions, alt. level depending on direction, etc) which your average "rich guy who wants his car to be able to fly" will probably never learn. Now multiply that times however-many car-planes folks envision to be over a particular area at one time. It's just not feasable or practical.


By today's technological standards, yes.  But by the time we develop *real* flying vehicles (anti-grav) they'll have computerized navigation with all the rules and regs built in.
 
2013-10-17 02:28:42 PM  
Heavy enough to fly like a brick, light enough to crumple into a ball on contact with a corolla. Sign me up.
 
2013-10-17 02:32:37 PM  

darian1919: Anyone else notice the 2012 date?


Does that mean the future is now?
 
2013-10-17 02:34:20 PM  

abhorrent1: So if you need a pilots license then it's not classified as a Light-sport aircraft correct? I assume this means you'd have to takeoff and land at an airport and file flight plans and all that crap?

If I can't pull out of my garage, lower the wings and take off from my street to fly to work every morning, what good is it? I may as well buy a real airplane.


Depends what airspace is above your garage.
 
2013-10-17 02:35:24 PM  

ristst: But by the time we develop *real* flying vehicles (anti-grav) they'll have computerized navigation with all the rules and regs built in.


I would say that within the next ten years, human-controlled cars are going to be a minority on our streets. I would also say that "anti-grav" isn't going to happen. I would believe materials science could advance to the point where vacuum airships could be built- essentially zeppelins "filled" with vacuum instead of helium. This would allow the creation of reasonably sized vehicles of neutral buoyancy, although their carrying-capacity would be very low.
 
2013-10-17 02:35:38 PM  
I'm not interested unless it sounds like THIS.
 
2013-10-17 02:35:46 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: To The Escape Zeppelin!: Neither of those are flying cars. Those are aircraft that will never drive further than from the hanger to the runway.

Exactly. And it's not like any future "flying car" would be able to just up and take off from the highway to begin with.  Not only that, but the whole idea seems to be silly for the start. I mean, flying an aircraft entails observing an incredible amount of rules (such as altitude restrictions, alt. level depending on direction, etc) which your average "rich guy who wants his car to be able to fly" will probably never learn. Now multiply that times however-many car-planes folks envision to be over a particular area at one time. It's just not feasable or practical.


Yeah, because looking at the United states, it's FAR more practical to build roads, at the cost of tens of billions of dollars, and cover the entire country in asphalt.

Just because YOU can't seem to understand the very simple rules used by GA pilots, doesn't mean it's "impractical".  Stop being such a pussy, put down the bong and maybe you'll be able to hold a thought in your head for more than 2 seconds.

And for the record, nearly every "rich guy" I know already has a GA license.  So, basically that's just another invalid point in your sophomoric litany of bullshiat.
 
2013-10-17 02:38:04 PM  

a particular individual: How is the Dutch one steered?


With a finger suck in your bum?
 
2013-10-17 02:39:16 PM  

flynn80: MelGoesOnTour: Exactly. And it's not like any future "flying car" would be able to just up and take off from the highway to begin with. Not only that, but the whole idea seems to be silly for the start. I mean, flying an aircraft entails observing an incredible amount of rules (such as altitude restrictions, alt. level depending on direction, etc) which your average "rich guy who wants his car to be able to fly" will probably never learn. Now multiply that times however-many car-planes folks envision to be over a particular area at one time. It's just not feasable or practical.

Can I atleast get a Hoverboard?


kipmooney.com


Agrees with you

//call me when the flying car looks like this

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2013-10-17 02:41:05 PM  
Am I too late for the 4:30 autogyro?
 
2013-10-17 02:42:56 PM  

xaldin: Whenever people start talking about flying cars; I stop to think about how most people drive. If they are that bad on the ground, how would adding a third dimension to their movement help at all?


Hell yeah.

Once we teach the masses to properly drive on the ground, then we can talk about flying.

So NEVAR!!!!
 
2013-10-17 02:43:08 PM  

t3knomanser: MOGGEE: Wow! It's just like the old future used to be.
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I've been tempted to build an auto-gyro. I haven't looked into the legality too deeply, but my understanding is that at least  some variations on the design don't require a pilot's license.


A lot of people drive with no license.  Why wouldn't they fly without one?
 
2013-10-17 02:44:01 PM  
Published: April 4th, 2012

I guess OP is more right then he thinks. I guess it really never took off being that it's farking 1.5 yrs later and I don't see Terafugias flying all over the place!
 
2013-10-17 02:45:23 PM  

Kahabut: MelGoesOnTour: To The Escape Zeppelin!: Neither of those are flying cars. Those are aircraft that will never drive further than from the hanger to the runway.

Exactly. And it's not like any future "flying car" would be able to just up and take off from the highway to begin with.  Not only that, but the whole idea seems to be silly for the start. I mean, flying an aircraft entails observing an incredible amount of rules (such as altitude restrictions, alt. level depending on direction, etc) which your average "rich guy who wants his car to be able to fly" will probably never learn. Now multiply that times however-many car-planes folks envision to be over a particular area at one time. It's just not feasable or practical.

Yeah, because looking at the United states, it's FAR more practical to build roads, at the cost of tens of billions of dollars, and cover the entire country in asphalt.

Just because YOU can't seem to understand the very simple rules used by GA pilots, doesn't mean it's "impractical".  Stop being such a pussy, put down the bong and maybe you'll be able to hold a thought in your head for more than 2 seconds.

And for the record, nearly every "rich guy" I know already has a GA license.  So, basically that's just another invalid point in your sophomoric litany of bullshiat.


1/10 but nice try.

I don't have my GA (have only about 10 hours now in my flight log). Also, I was an air traffic controller (tower) for a long time so I *kinda* know what I'm talking about.

And, by the way, what you call "GA rules" are by no means "simple".

Like I said, nice try.
 
2013-10-17 02:45:53 PM  

Ego edo infantia cattus: a particular individual: How is the Dutch one steered?

With a finger suck in your bum?


Are you saying his bum is a dike?
 
2013-10-17 02:47:40 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: Published: April 4th, 2012

I guess OP is more right then he thinks. I guess it really never took off being that it's farking 1.5 yrs later and I don't see Terafugias flying all over the place!


I like the CGI Terafugias in the video, not that I could afford it but if I could I'd buy it.
 
2013-10-17 02:48:50 PM  
So you're saying they're gonna make extremely expensive, questionably airworthy light planes that double as slow, unwieldy cars? Why, that's the biggest news to hit since 1917.
 
2013-10-17 02:51:11 PM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: A lot of people drive with no license.  Why wouldn't they fly without one?


It's the difference between a night in the clink and Federal PMITA prison.
 
2013-10-17 02:56:15 PM  
www.itbusiness.ca
It's the Flying Dutchcar!
 
2013-10-17 02:58:39 PM  

t3knomanser: Inflatable Rhetoric: A lot of people drive with no license.  Why wouldn't they fly without one?

It's the difference between a night in the clink and Federal PMITA prison.


I think most people would be scared to try, even if the prices come down, which is a good thing.  Mid-airs are more serious than fender benders.  Then there's "air rage" to think about.
 
2013-10-17 03:00:03 PM  

t3knomanser: Inflatable Rhetoric: A lot of people drive with no license.  Why wouldn't they fly without one?

It's the difference between a night in the clink and Federal PMITA prison.


I'd like a version of the quadrocopter, just get high enough to clear obstacles, and land like a helicopter.
 
2013-10-17 03:09:30 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: Kahabut: MelGoesOnTour: To The Escape Zeppelin!: Neither of those are flying cars. Those are aircraft that will never drive further than from the hanger to the runway.

Exactly. And it's not like any future "flying car" would be able to just up and take off from the highway to begin with.  Not only that, but the whole idea seems to be silly for the start. I mean, flying an aircraft entails observing an incredible amount of rules (such as altitude restrictions, alt. level depending on direction, etc) which your average "rich guy who wants his car to be able to fly" will probably never learn. Now multiply that times however-many car-planes folks envision to be over a particular area at one time. It's just not feasable or practical.

Yeah, because looking at the United states, it's FAR more practical to build roads, at the cost of tens of billions of dollars, and cover the entire country in asphalt.

Just because YOU can't seem to understand the very simple rules used by GA pilots, doesn't mean it's "impractical".  Stop being such a pussy, put down the bong and maybe you'll be able to hold a thought in your head for more than 2 seconds.

And for the record, nearly every "rich guy" I know already has a GA license.  So, basically that's just another invalid point in your sophomoric litany of bullshiat.

1/10 but nice try.

I don't have my GA (have only about 10 hours now in my flight log). Also, I was an air traffic controller (tower) for a long time so I *kinda* know what I'm talking about.

And, by the way, what you call "GA rules" are by no means "simple".

Like I said, nice try.


He really seems to care!  About what I have no idea.
 
2013-10-17 03:12:39 PM  

t3knomanser: I would also say that "anti-grav" isn't going to happen.


Isn't going to happen?  NEVER?

Dude....that's a mighty arrogant statement, especially considering your username.

My college physics textbook (Boylestad, I believe) addressed your exact statement in its introduction.

To paraphrase:

"Although we may not possess currently the knowlege or technology to solve some "unsolveable" enigma, who can say that some brilliant future intellect will never discover the solution?"

The real problem is that we really do not understand gravity.  But we're learning more as each year passes.

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science."
- Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man
 
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