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    arunpv

    If they are on sale, I would definitly buy one:D

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/03/22/second_flying_car/


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    AndyD

    Forget Vista being delayed... this is the big news. Flying cars could well be the best things since jam! But just think of the loq MPG you'd get... Sad

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    arunpv

    AndyD wrote:
    Forget Vista being delayed... this is the big news. Flying cars could well be the best things since jam! But just think of the loq MPG you'd get...


    Right, who cares if UMPC or Vista is delayed.

    if only this car use Solar power to drive i will be thrilled...Wink
    long back i heard someone in California or some place created similar to this.. called Skycar i don't remember exactly what happened later.

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    Karim

    arunpv wrote:
    long back i heard someone in California or some place created similar to this.. called Skycar i don't remember exactly what happened later.




    http://www.moller.com/

    I've heard rumors that The Scobleizer uses one of these as the Scoblemobile.

    See also:

    http://www.popsci.com/popsci/aviationspace/08b889c49db84010vgnvcm1000004eecbccdrcrd.html

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    AndyD

    Ta for the link. I'm going to have to be picky though and say that's not a car. Sure it has 'car' in the title but I can't see one of those doing 70 down the motorway...

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    arunpv

    Karim wrote:
    arunpv wrote: long back i heard someone in California or some place created similar to this.. called Skycar i don't remember exactly what happened later.




    http://www.moller.com/

    I've heard rumors that The Scobleizer uses one of these as the Scoblemobile.

    See also:

    http://www.popsci.com/popsci/aviationspace/08b889c49db84010vgnvcm1000004eecbccdrcrd.html

    Thats cool..

    Check this... How many speeding tickets will you get for this..Wink
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    Sven Groot

    AndyD wrote:
    Ta for the link. I'm going to have to be picky though and say that's not a car. Sure it has 'car' in the title but I can't see one of those doing 70 down the motorway...

    Depends on how you define car. It's about the size of a car, so that's probably why the designers call it that. Personally, I would call it a car only if it's road legal when on the ground (which is certainly possible).

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    arunpv

    Sven Groot wrote:
    AndyD wrote: Ta for the link. I'm going to have to be picky though and say that's not a car. Sure it has 'car' in the title but I can't see one of those doing 70 down the motorway...

    Depends on how you define car. It's about the size of a car, so that's probably why the designers call it that. Personally, I would call it a car only if it's road legal when on the ground (which is certainly possible).


    How about calling it a SkyRider.... Thats works!

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    AndyD

    That works for me... Uh, hold on - we've been beaten to it.... http://www.roadabletimes.com/roadables-vtol_skyrider.html I've seen things like this on 'Tomorrows World' (British tech show, sadly now defunct). I'm constantly disapointed how the promised future continually fails to deliver. I had expected to be living on Mars by now Wink

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    dzCepheus

    Hmm. Flying cars - the 'UFO photos' of google maps.

    Either a hoax, or a trick of shadow and ground coloration. Oh, like the face on Mars.

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    arunpv

    AndyD wrote:
    That works for me... Uh, hold on - we've been beaten to it.... http://www.roadabletimes.com/roadables-vtol_skyrider.html I've seen things like this on 'Tomorrows World' (British tech show, sadly now defunct). I'm constantly disapointed how the promised future continually fails to deliver. I had expected to be living on Mars by now


    Its not "promised future" its predicted future, which may or may not come true..Cool
     

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