Flying car begins production

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Blue Velvet, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah... just like the Jetsons! ;)



    Although it sounds like vapour-ware, can you imagine the noise these things would make?


    http://www.abcnews.go.com/Technology/Story?id=3398892&page=1

    Videos and pics at http://www.moller.com/

    :cool: :D


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    http://www.engadget.com/2007/07/21/moller-m200g-hovercraft-heading-into-production/


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  2. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    very cool! I always dreamed of that when I was a kid... but I don't trust a lot of the population to drive normal cars, let alone ones that can fly...
     
  3. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    That is awesome! :eek:

    I can't wait to place an order for one of them- provided my credit card issued by MI-6 has a high enough credit limit. ;) :D :cool:
     
  4. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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  5. Hummer macrumors 65816

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    It looks cool, but I can't think of it as any more than a small aircraft.

    ...

    I still want one though.
     
  6. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    It does look similar to the Batmobile- only in bright red instead of jet black. :p
     
  7. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Pretty cool...but I'll be a bit more interested when I see a video of it working, and a price tag( and when that price is something the average person can pay for)


    Hey, wait, there is a video on that site!
     
  8. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    NIce price list :)


    Delivery Position min. deposit amount List Price
    25 - 100 $100,000 $995,000
    101 - 200 $25,000 $750,000
    201 - 500 $10,000 $500,000


    Performance Specifications & Equipment List:

    Guaranteed Performance
    Passengers 4
    Maximum speed 375 MPH
    Cruise speed (20,000 ft.) 275 MPH
    Range 750 Miles
    Size Large automobile
    Best mileage approx. 20 MPG
    Useful payload 750 lbs
    Can hover with one engine failed
    Uses non-fossil fuel (ethanol)
     
  9. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Oh it is, it is. This is the one I wanted when I was a kid, and apparently it hasn't changed much since 1970!

    [Ed: and that video is from back then. Vapor indeed :/ ]
     
  10. ecche macrumors regular

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    Cool! In the video it looks like a flying spa pool. Just imagine how embarrasing it will be to be nicked for FUI - in your birthday suit ...
     
  11. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    If it only fly's 10 feet off the ground, it doesnt seem to be much of a problem.
     
  12. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    I think this thing flies at like 13000 feet. I would prefer to be a little closer to the ground too.
     
  13. cleanup macrumors 68030

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    It's things like this that make me giggle.

    I doubt we'll be using flying cars anytime soon. I don't think the general public has the capacity to control such things—when we are in flying cars, they'll be driven for us.

    So what kind of licenses and permits do you need to operate this thing legally?
     
  14. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    they would have to make these things extremely steady for the general population to fly. Not to mention getting rid of all stop lights and telephone lines. There is tons of junk 10 feet up...
     
  15. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    What's the point in having a flying car that's slow and crap?

    And besides, doesn't it work on the same idea as a helicopter? I'm not really that surprised that a flying car can be made this way. Maybe I'm difficult to impress?
     
  16. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Would it impress you if it came with photon torpedoes and active camoflauge? :p ;) :D
     
  17. iGav macrumors G3

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    That doesn't look to be anything other than a suitably un-elegant attempt at solving the engineering problems of the Avrocar from the '50's.

    Particularly when an elegant and sophisticated solution can reduce the engine requirement from 7 down to just 1.

    Clever sod. :D

    GFS Projects Limited

    Interview with Mr Geoff "Jetson" Hatton.

    They just need to make it bigger. Which I believe they're in the process of doing. ;)
     
  18. MacNut macrumors Core

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    10 feet up isn't all that high considering most houses are 15-30 feet. Where is one supposed to fly this thing, in an open field?:rolleyes:
     
  19. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    It's not an airplane. With ten feet of maximum "altitude" it's more like a hovercraft. Moller is also trying to develop a "sky car" (pictured above) which would be a real airplane, but also has about zero chance of ever being produced commercially.
     
  20. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Didn't James Bond drive that car like 5 years ago? :p
     
  21. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Wirelessly posted (LGE-VX9900/1.0 UP.Browser/6.2.3.2 (GUI) MMP/2.0)

    i want one... Once they are the norm. I dont trust these partially experimental machines
     

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