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News Production of world's first flying car begins

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 30 Jul 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    rofl :D

    Sounds cool, but I can't really see them taking off (groan).
     
  3. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    Only £53,000, for a flying car? Bugger me that's cheap! You do understand we're talking about an actualy flying car here? For only £53,000? That's amazing!
     
  4. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Shouldn't have to pay road tax on that since it's not using them :D
     
  5. outlawaol

    outlawaol Geeked since 1982

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    I cant wait to fly 10 feet above the ground, that way when my car sucks in a bird I can die without really crashing at all! Woo hoo!

    :p

    From the demo video I've found, ( http://www.moller.com/videom200x.htm ) I wouldnt want to be in that thing in ANY kind of weather. And who's gonna drive around with a crane following you with a tether?
     
  6. Bladestorm

    Bladestorm New Member

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    The supposed newer model they have listed actually looks like a vehicle rather than a novelty, but a massive leap in price as well as seeming to suggest it hasn't actually been tested properly yet.

    And yeah the video makes that M200 look like something out of a b movie complete with the strings and wobbly models! :D
     
  7. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    I've just got visions of drivers stalling and plummeting down to earth
     
  8. Bungle

    Bungle Rainbow Warrior

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    I guess wacky races weren't far off the mark:D [​IMG]
     
  9. woodshop

    woodshop UnSeenly

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    I don't even want to think of the fuel requirements for that thing.... 8 turbines... *sigh*
     
  10. Brooxy

    Brooxy Like a boss (but not a boss)

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    And there was me thinking people would start being more reserved on oil consumption. Guess I was wrong :wallbash:

    Still...it could be kinda cool I guess
     
  11. Spacecowboy92

    Spacecowboy92 Gettin' Lazy

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    Your expecting people to buy theese? :lol:
     
  12. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    One was made a long time ago, like in the 70s. Unfortunately I can’t remember its name, but it was is the Boeing Museum of Flight
     
  13. wharrad

    wharrad New Member

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    Does anyone else think it's just a helicopter where the rotor blades are at child head height?!? Oh well.

    Loving the music on the video by the way.
     
  14. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Where'd you get your prices from anyways? On the page linked to by outlawaol they presume the price for the G to be like $125.000.

    I'd love to have one of those though. :) But I'm pretty damn sure German laws won't allow this before 2020.
     
  15. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    seems pretty cool. I'd rather a wacky racer tho. 8 rotarary engines? thats like 8 mazdas rx7...
     
  16. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    Only if it's a Detroit-manufactured car. :D
     
  17. FR34K

    FR34K New Member

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    It is a step forward, but if these are gonna be manually operated by the people themselves, then we're gonna have a problem. The average driver isn't going to be ready for flying. They're going to need another license type and everything, no different than driving a motorcycle, but more extensive. The more that are out there, the more they're going to have to think of a way to make them all controlled via computer network as to eliminate all possibility of collision and any conflict.

    I like the idea, but I don't they're planning ahead enough.
     
  18. zabe

    zabe Perfect in my imperfection

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    ... and I thought this was great news... I thought flying cars would use nitrogen or oxygen in all cases... Don't industries see how much better that would be? Renewable energy? Avoiding contamination? Keeping things clean? Those cars would be so much cheaper in the end, thus generating benefits for the industry. I can't help imagining my future grandchildren dying when this planet cannot take anymore and decides to explode...

    Sad, but something very harmful will happen to humans if new technologies don't start to be clean... I just hope this is the prototype and the final commercial models use nitrogen/oxygen as fuel...
     
  19. Duste

    Duste Sierra my delta, bravo!

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    I also read in the Digg article that this is a sort of "hoax", and Moller has been sued before for selling fake shares in the product, or something.

    I'unno, you'll have to look at the Digg article I guess.
     
  20. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    LOL I suspect that air traffic laws would come into effect at that point.:lol:
     
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