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#1 -Wade-

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Posted June 04, 2014 - 01:05 PM

Company Promises to Start Mass Producing Flying Cars by 2016

 

The inventors of a flying car say they are only two years away and a few million dollars short of having their product ready for the public.

 

Speaking to the Journal, CEO Carl Dietrich acknowledged that he has already received 100 pre-orders for the vehicle — each costing roughly $279,000 — and plans on being able to fulfill those requests within the next two years.

 

 

Read more: http://rt.com/usa/16...gia-flying-car/


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Posted June 04, 2014 - 01:16 PM

i do not see the point of flying cars..


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Posted June 04, 2014 - 01:25 PM

If this wasn't made by you Wade, I'd see it as a troll thread. That looks hideous  :laughing:

 

Still, pretty cool but why does the video look like it's from the early 90's? That music  :smh:


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Posted June 04, 2014 - 01:26 PM

its pretty much a damn plane ...


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Posted June 04, 2014 - 01:37 PM

I think if this creates an industry of its own:

 

1) The look of the vehicles will improve

2) The cost of the vehicles will decrease

 

These flying cars would be perfect for somebody like me who wants to fly. Rather than just buying a plane, which is more difficult to transport by itself, I could have both in one.


I suspect that even if this wasn't useful for the average consumer, a weaponized version of these vehicles could be useful for the military. They can fly to a location where a car could not otherwise reach and then use the car as necessary.


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Posted June 04, 2014 - 01:52 PM

haha when i opened this i expected to see a hover car like from the jetsons...

 

but this thing is pretty ugly and useless imo, think about freeway driving and stuff..


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Posted June 04, 2014 - 02:02 PM

Ha! pretty neat but yeah it looks like a tiny plane. 


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Posted June 04, 2014 - 02:12 PM

Thats pretty cool. Too bad you need a runway in order to make it fly
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Posted June 04, 2014 - 02:19 PM

No way they are gonna just let normal people fly a car around. I mean people need to be basically molested at the airport just to sit in a plane. 



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Posted June 04, 2014 - 02:30 PM

thats just asking for death lol

 

that music reminds me of grand turismo 1 


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Posted June 04, 2014 - 03:27 PM

And they have already received clearance from the FAA and the feds?


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Posted June 04, 2014 - 03:27 PM

It would be cool, but here's the one thing I've always had in mind: cars break down.  OUR cars.  They wear and tear.

 

Professionals perform maintenance on planes routinely, and quite often compared to us and our vehicles.

 

Just the other day, I had a guy sitting in the Taco Bell drive-thru, and his rugged, 1987 Beretta had died.  I wonder what would have happened if his car-plane had died, and what would have happened to any passengers or those he eventually hits as he falls to his death.



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Posted June 04, 2014 - 10:53 PM

meh... cool

 

but I was really hoping it was the moller skycar...



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Posted June 04, 2014 - 11:13 PM

fui doesn't seem cool *flying under influence*


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Posted June 05, 2014 - 06:00 AM

tragic if one ends up crashing into another flying car in mid-air while falling into a traffic jammed highway.


 

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Posted June 05, 2014 - 06:26 AM

i like driving on the ground


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Posted June 12, 2014 - 10:36 AM

how bout hover cars.. this is pointless


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Posted June 12, 2014 - 11:12 AM

what's the licensing like for these?


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