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2013-11-01 10:19:03 AM
I don't care, where's my farking hoverboard.
 
2013-11-01 10:29:33 AM
I let a bunch of scientists hack off my foot and molest me for that?!
 
2013-11-01 10:35:34 AM

UberDave: I let a bunch of scientists hack off my foot and molest me for that?!


No, you did it FOR SCIENCE!
 
2013-11-01 11:44:49 AM
Um, yea, no.  Nobody has time to deploy a damn parasail when they're running from Spectre agents in this stupid dinky toy.  And where are the sidewinder missiles I ordered?

/start over
 
2013-11-01 12:43:48 PM
That isn't a "flying Car" that is a para-glider toy that got out of control.
 
2013-11-01 12:51:58 PM
Uh, yeah...until you can make a Skyrunner that looks like this:

files.fobby.net

I'm not interested

/hot
 
2013-11-01 12:52:35 PM
That is no Gay Deceiver.
 
2013-11-01 12:54:05 PM
Weren't these in The World is not Enough?


If I remember correctly, theyre awfully explodey.
 
2013-11-01 12:58:38 PM
rufiojones.files.wordpress.com
That's a, I say that's a paraglider, son.
 
2013-11-01 12:59:57 PM

Best Princess Celestia: Weren't these in The World is not Enough?


If I remember correctly, theyre awfully explodey.


Well yeah, but everything in Bond movies is pretty explodey.

/TWINE is in my top 5 Bond bond themes
//TWINE may be the least cool acronym for any Bond film
 
2013-11-01 01:03:03 PM

BalugaJoe: That is no Gay Deceiver.


That was a really awful and really stupid book.
 
2013-11-01 01:06:43 PM
"Distracting dials and switches" ???

Really?
 
2013-11-01 01:10:38 PM
I'll stick to my skeet surfing, thanks.
 
2013-11-01 01:12:03 PM
OK...  I would like to drive/fly it at Glamis.. :)   Looks like a fun little dune buggy...  Couple of paddle tires...
 
2013-11-01 01:13:16 PM
I'll just leave this here...

http://www.aeromobil.com
 
2013-11-01 01:17:35 PM
fark THE GODDAMMED FLYING CAR!!!

I am seriously sick of people wanting a flying car. Think of how many times you cursed the other idiots on the road because they can't drive. Now imagine them up in the air and near populated areas.

i1008.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-01 01:23:24 PM

phed: fark THE GODDAMMED FLYING CAR!!!

I am seriously sick of people wanting a flying car. Think of how many times you cursed the other idiots on the road because they can't drive. Now imagine them up in the air and near populated areas.

[i1008.photobucket.com image 436x413]


That's exactly why self-driven cars have to come first. To paraphrase Dogbert, I wouldn't trust you idiots with anything more dangerous than string.
 
2013-11-01 01:33:14 PM
Thanks Obama!
 
2013-11-01 01:41:58 PM

FabulousFreep: That isn't a "flying Car" that is a para-glider toy that got out of control.


First this.

White_Scarf_Syndrome: "Distracting dials and switches" ???

Really?


Then this. Yeah, you'll prolly be wishing you had all those "distracting" analog gauges and dials and switches when your iPad control panel battery dies at 10,000 ft. Or it crashes. Or you have sudden power loss. Or...yeah.

I'd be on board with this thing if instead of "taking 3 minutes to set up", you pushed a button which fired compressed air charges or whatever and launched the wing while at speed, allowing you to instantly take off, provided a clean stretch of highway.
 
2013-11-01 01:57:11 PM
it looked like you have to drive it off a cliff to get airborn?  Or does it get off the ground by itself??  The video wasn't clear
 
2013-11-01 02:15:44 PM
Dear headline writers of the world:

When we say "flying car", we don't mean some box with wings, or a glider, or anything that flies conventionally. We mean we want a gravity-defying car like in BTTF 2. One that has some sort of anti-gravity effect. This way, if one were to crash, the anti-gravity would remain, and the crash would take place in midair.

Shut up, I don't care how silly that sounds, the point is, THAT is what we mean when we say flying car.

Mini-planes are not flying cares.

Thanks,

The world.
 
2013-11-01 02:23:33 PM
I'd rather have great, glass elevators.
 
2013-11-01 02:28:27 PM
It's not a bad compromise.
 
2013-11-01 03:13:14 PM
That could be a fun car to drive.  Max air speed of 55 is kinda slow though.  The aeromobil looks like it would be annoying to fly.
 
2013-11-01 03:19:44 PM

theresnothinglft: Max air speed of 55 is kinda slow though.


No kidding. You get more range AND you get there faster by just driving instead of flying. Lame.
 
2013-11-01 03:23:32 PM
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why why why are there no flying CARS? i was PROMISED flying CARS!
 
2013-11-01 03:25:24 PM
Unless it sounds like George Jetson's car when it drives by, I'd say they've got a lot of work yet to do.
 
2013-11-01 03:25:26 PM

Grither: theresnothinglft: Max air speed of 55 is kinda slow though.

No kidding. You get more range AND you get there faster by just driving instead of flying. Lame.


Cross country, yes. But try driving 55mph through LA or any other congested city.
 
2013-11-01 03:39:30 PM

sure haven't: Dear headline writers of the world:

When we say "flying car", we don't mean some box with wings, or a glider, or anything that flies conventionally. We mean we want a gravity-defying car like in BTTF 2. One that has some sort of anti-gravity effect. This way, if one were to crash, the anti-gravity would remain, and the crash would take place in midair.

Shut up, I don't care how silly that sounds, the point is, THAT is what we mean when we say flying car.

Mini-planes are not flying cares.

Thanks,

The world.


What a flying car should look like.

images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-11-01 03:53:07 PM
i reckon that'll have to do for now...
 
2013-11-01 04:07:35 PM
These are better   Link
 
2013-11-01 04:23:12 PM

grinding_journalist: FabulousFreep: That isn't a "flying Car" that is a para-glider toy that got out of control.

First this.

White_Scarf_Syndrome: "Distracting dials and switches" ???

Really?

Then this. Yeah, you'll prolly be wishing you had all those "distracting" analog gauges and dials and switches when your iPad control panel battery dies at 10,000 ft. Or it crashes. Or you have sudden power loss. Or...yeah.

I'd be on board with this thing if instead of "taking 3 minutes to set up", you pushed a button which fired compressed air charges or whatever and launched the wing while at speed, allowing you to instantly take off, provided a clean stretch of highway.



Haha no way I want the manual car window lever thingy's for the wings.  Faster! Faster! More lift! Dammit Helen your sides dropping!!!
 
2013-11-01 04:42:37 PM

Phil Moskowitz: I'll stick to my skeet surfing, thanks.


moonraking.files.wordpress.com

You sick fark...

/skeet skeet skeet!
//yyyyyeeeeeeaaaaayyyyyuuuuhhh!!!
 
2013-11-01 04:44:58 PM
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/the real flying car prototype frowns on your shenanigans
 
2013-11-01 04:47:04 PM

theresnothinglft: That could be a fun car to drive.  Max air speed of 55 is kinda slow though.  The aeromobil looks like it would be annoying to fly.


Airspeed is going to be limited to maintain Ultralight Category certification with the various Aviation Administrations.  They are not trying to be an actual commuter aircraft or one that will require pilot certification.
 
2013-11-01 04:48:35 PM

Iczer: [media-cdn.tripadvisor.com image 550x366]

/the real flying car prototype frowns on your shenanigans


Museum of Flight.  One of my favorites.
 
2013-11-01 05:01:24 PM
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Bostwick approved.
 
2013-11-01 05:54:29 PM
420kg? Seems extremely heavy for a 1 seat PPG. Definitely puts it in LSA territory in the US where the Ultralight weight limit is 115kg empty.
 
2013-11-01 06:46:55 PM

sure haven't: Dear headline writers of the world:

When we say "flying car", we don't mean some box with wings, or a glider, or anything that flies conventionally. We mean we want a gravity-defying car like in BTTF 2. One that has some sort of anti-gravity effect. This way, if one were to crash, the anti-gravity would remain, and the crash would take place in midair.

Shut up, I don't care how silly that sounds, the point is, THAT is what we mean when we say flying car.

Mini-planes are not flying cares.

Thanks,

The world.


Here's the thing: except for the alien reptiloids, this planet doesn't have antigravity.  So you'll have to use regular technology keeping your flying car hovering.

Let's say you want to carry yourself, a decent stash of booze, some fetish gear and subby's mom away for the weekend; that'll be about 300kg in payload, including fuel.  We'll make your car come in at 700kg, making the total lift required a round 1000 kgf.

Sorry about the metric.  Gotta get the maths to work without NASA style unit conversion errors.

Let's say you have a three-foot diameter fan at each corner of your car.  Assuming everything works at 100% efficiency, you still need about 370 horsepower delivered to the fans.  (Yes, I did the math.) Allowing for losses and some spare power, call it a 500 hp engine you need.

Buggar's aeromobil is powered by a 60 kg engine delivering 75 hp.  Scale that up, and you're not going to get close to achieving the necessary 500 hp in a vehicle totalling 700 kg using an internal combustion aero engine.  You'll need to go for a gas turbine (jet) engine.

Someone else can do the research on little turbine engines for small helicopters.  I imagine you can get one generating 500 shaft hp within the weight budget.  But you're not going to be able to drive the damn thing on the road.  Or if you do, it'll be a b*tch to drive.  See Youtube for turbine motorbikes etc.
 
2013-11-01 07:08:57 PM

Buggar: Grither: theresnothinglft: Max air speed of 55 is kinda slow though.

No kidding. You get more range AND you get there faster by just driving instead of flying. Lame.

Cross country, yes. But try driving 55mph through LA or any other congested city.


or flying as the crow flies... that could save a good deal of time.
and be funner'n hell.
 
2013-11-01 09:37:43 PM
That would be fun to take to work...until the first jet buzzed me on its landing approach to DFW.
 
2013-11-02 02:59:47 AM
No way that thing has fifteen thousand foot ceiling.

Powered parachutes only have one speed.  Stall, landing and takeoff are all the same.  Throttle just changes the angle of attack.
 
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