WCCF: Just recently Aeromobil made history.. Ladies and gentlemen the first flying car took to the skies, marking the beginning of an era and the Future we were all promised. Video and Images included.
Cool but unpractical, give me a hovering car then I'll be really impressed.
This would be a lot cooler if you could extend the wings whiiiile driving. Needing a true runway for takeoff is impractical in itself. Launching to the air from a normal freeway and being able to land in a parking lot would be nice. Maybe a helicopter car would work better? It just seems like a waste to drive this anywhere.
I heard about this, and guess it is practical
it IS practical. Its more of a Car-PrivateJet Hybrid though, i mean i dont see why anyone would switch to flying mode and find a takeoff strip for distances less than 100km.
Yeah it kinda is. But pretty cool no? If only i was rich enough :(
I can just see the crashes and balls of flames now. Many people can't/shouldn't be behind the wheel of a car, and thats on the ground controlled by gravity. I couldn't even Imagine letting some of those people behind flying transportation, below 10ft or not.
Once they get over the licensing problems, this will be allowed to go above 10 ft :P lol.
Awesome concept and tech... But this will never see the light of day in the civilian sectors. Wouldnt wanna put those car and tire companies outta business. That would be a damn shame /s. Thing is...we've had the ability to build flying cars for a LONG time now, but car companies and tire companies WANT you to keep buying their shit. Something new and innovative comes along and "we gotta bury that asap!" I hate this friggin planet. -_-
Well! at least you won't have problem running from the local police, just make way to the nearest highway flyway. lol
Screw all traffic...I'll just fly over it!
Looks so unstable...
Basically this will give everyone the opportunity to become flying bombs. Imagine terrorists who get hold of this? or your average joe drunk driver slamming into houses? Unless some kind of evolution in traffic control happens or some kind of fail safe automated navigation technology, this tech will never replace the standard car for the general population. Probably not in our lifetimes anyways.
how do the wings get past the tails? the tops of the tail fins are higher than the position of the wings, yet they don't show how they pass the tails. the video goes from stowed, to just past the tails. my guess is the process isn't as smooth and automatic as they make it look in the video. and as for the practicality. many drivers are bloody dangerous on the roads, let alone flying a plane. make sure people have a pilots license as well as a drivers license, and maybe it might be safe. and it looks like you'll have to drive it to a runway or airport first. make one that has VTOL capabilities and then we'll have the sci fi flying car we've always wanted.
How did i miss this? This is beyond cool :p
where do you put the groceries?
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