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Anonymous 03/11/14(Tue)23:40 UTC+1 No.635035 Report

Basically a flying car that is planned to be street legal next year. I hope they drop in price, because the initial cost forecast is $350k.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HslzVwC-iPs
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Anonymous 03/11/14(Tue)23:41 UTC+1 No.635038 Report

But where's my Hoverboard?
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Anonymous 03/12/14(Wed)00:07 UTC+1 No.635045 Report

Will you be able to take off from/land on roads assuming there's minimal traffic, or do you have to use a runway?
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Anonymous 03/12/14(Wed)00:22 UTC+1 No.635057 Report

>>635035
Usual problem is that there's too many compromises. You get a shit car that's a shit plane too. (Oh, and there's a lot of the world where there's nowhere to take off or land such a thing except on a real runway. Not everywhere is the western USA...)
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Anonymous 03/12/14(Wed)00:35 UTC+1 No.635063 Report

No VTOL
Extra licenses deny access
High entry cost
Landing fees
Registration as plane and car costs
Maintenance will be through the roof
Landing requirements

As it stands, the bike-coptor is far ahead if the car-plane or jet-car.
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Anonymous 03/12/14(Wed)03:20 UTC+1 No.635118 Report

Bike-coptor?
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Anonymous 03/12/14(Wed)03:23 UTC+1 No.635123 Report

>>635045
Depends. Are you in Alaska?
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Anonymous 03/12/14(Wed)12:14 UTC+1 No.635242 Report

I can't see flying cars ever taking off.

Every time you fly a plane, you have to go through a long checklist to ensure that you aren't killed. Most drivers aren't going to do that.
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Anonymous 03/12/14(Wed)12:15 UTC+1 No.635244 Report

>>635118
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpMZBp20JoI

It looks awesome; hopefully this becomes commercially available one day.
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Anonymous 03/12/14(Wed)13:47 UTC+1 No.635258 Report

>>635244
Personally, the thought of average cagers flying helicopters en masse scares the hell out of me.
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Anonymous 03/12/14(Wed)13:49 UTC+1 No.635259 Report

>>635242
>>635258

>cagers take off into the sky, enjoying the freedom of doing whatever they want and killing each other
>normal people stay on the ground, now with clear and safe roads

It's a win-win!
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Anonymous 03/12/14(Wed)13:54 UTC+1 No.635261 Report

>fender-bender means overhaul
>costs more than a supercar
>could buy a luxury car plus an awesome plane and maintenance for cheaper

Maybe one day VTOL would be possible if the whole thing were autonomous, but considering the vast majority of cagers can barely drive there's no way flying cars will ever be manually operated.
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Anonymous 03/12/14(Wed)14:06 UTC+1 No.635264 Report

>>635259
>It's a win-win!
Not with a rain of crashed flying cars.
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Anonymous 03/12/14(Wed)16:49 UTC+1 No.635287 Report

>>635244
Nice!
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Anonymous 03/12/14(Wed)17:02 UTC+1 No.635290 Report

>flying car crashes into house
>company and or pilot gets sued for 100000000000000000000000 dollarinos
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Anonymous 03/12/14(Wed)17:19 UTC+1 No.635292 Report

>>635035

There's a reason pilot's licenses and driver's licenses are separate things. They're not interchangeable skills, otherwise every person with enough money for a small plane or even just plane rentals would be flying all the time.

You know how car crashes happen multiple times per day in every city every single day? Imagine if those cars were flying above your house at the time.

You know how drunk drivers sometimes lose control and kill a pedestrian or two? Imagine they lost control and crash landed into the center of a supermarket.

Flying cars are a dumb idea. If you're a pilot, there's no reason for you to have a plane everywhere you go anyway. It's like those douchebags who drive around every day in their 4x4 off-road monster trucks with 5 foot tall wheels because it's their only car.
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Anonymous 03/12/14(Wed)17:32 UTC+1 No.635296 Report

>>635242

Any time I drive a car that's not mine, I check all the mirrors, adjust them, buckle up, and do a quick scan of where all the buttons are located. When people see me do this they make fun of it. These are the types of people who would be driving around these potential flying machines: The kind who laugh at someone for taking any sort of safety precautions before careening off onto the road at deadly speeds.
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Anonymous 03/12/14(Wed)17:42 UTC+1 No.635298 Report

>>635296
People who awkwardly buckle up while driving because they can't even take the 10 seconds before they start are a pet peeve of mine.
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Anonymous 03/12/14(Wed)20:31 UTC+1 No.635325 Report

>>635292
>driver's licence 3 000eur
>flying licence 12 000eur

Its not such a big difference if you think about it. People have 5k bicycles, 15k motorbikes, even 100-200k boats are not that rare.

People dont fly because its not as fun as normal hobbies plus its far more dangerous.
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Anonymous 03/12/14(Wed)20:32 UTC+1 No.635329 Report

>>635296
There are people who will just hop in a car and go? Not even adjust the mirrors?
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Anonymous 03/12/14(Wed)20:56 UTC+1 No.635337 Report

>>635329

Oh, yeah, there are plenty of them. They'll wait until they're driving and adjust the mirrors as needed while in motion once they need to use the mirrors and find them maladjusted.
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BaconRider 03/12/14(Wed)22:50 UTC+1 No.635386 Report
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>>635329the complex...
>>635329
the complex nature of handeling a samich, cigeret and phone while adjusting the all important radio to max volume makes it imposible to put on a seatbelt,, or close the door, untill they reach the road.
,,, preflight inspection?? tires,lights? Pffft! you can tell if the dog is in the driveway by the feel.
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Anonymous 03/12/14(Wed)23:07 UTC+1 No.635392 Report

Anyone who still thinks flying cars are a good idea worth investment deserves to lose all their money.
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Anonymous 03/12/14(Wed)23:57 UTC+1 No.635414 Report

>>635392
Flying cars will be amazing when energy is a couple orders of magnitude cheaper than it is today. Much cheaper than oil was at its golden age.

You're gonna need a whole lot of energy to build a sufficiently light and reliable vehicle and much more to keep operating it safely. The vehicle has to excel at moving very slowly, which means a lot of hovering around.

But the energy solution must come first, because it will make the thing economical and shape its principles, and ultimately possible at all.
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Anonymous 03/13/14(Thu)00:10 UTC+1 No.635426 Report

>>635325
No, they don't fly because the regular maintenance costs more than buying a new car every year.
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Anonymous 03/13/14(Thu)00:15 UTC+1 No.635432 Report

>>635414
A small Cessna plane gets over 40 miles per gallon.
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Anonymous 03/13/14(Thu)00:44 UTC+1 No.635452 Report

>>635432
Without looking at any of my handbooks, I think that's about double what you would expect to see out of most light aircraft.
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Anonymous 03/13/14(Thu)00:45 UTC+1 No.635453 Report

>>635432
Incorrect you fucking imbecile, how the fuck have you lived long enough to get near a computer?

A Cessna 172, the quintessential "small Cessna plane" burns, conservatively, 10 gallons per hour. With a maximum range of 500 nautical miles, depending on varying factors, and 38 gallons of usable fuel; fuel economy of a "small Cessna plane" is only about 13 miles per gallon.
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Anonymous 03/13/14(Thu)00:47 UTC+1 No.635454 Report

>>635452
wtf are you flying that's only burning 2-3 gal/hr.?
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Anonymous 03/13/14(Thu)01:11 UTC+1 No.635462 Report

>>635454
Where do I imply 2-3 gallons per hour? I was spitballing. Figured 8 gallons an hour at 120 knots for a notional single engine 4 seater with a pilot and one passenger, that's 15mpg. I've never flown one, but I imagine a Cessne 152 might get somewhere in the ballpark of 6 gph and 90 knots, 20 mpg. In the theme of my wild ass guesses, I gave him the benefit of the doubt and said he had doubled the miles per gallon one might reasonably expect from a light single engine airplane.
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Anonymous 03/13/14(Thu)01:15 UTC+1 No.635465 Report

>>635453

>Burning heavily leaded fuel at 13mpg...

Geez and people get mad at cagers driving cars and diesel trucks. Thanks for the lead poisoning planefags.
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Anonymous 03/13/14(Thu)01:16 UTC+1 No.635466 Report

>>635045
Are you asking whether they physically or legally can?
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Anonymous 03/13/14(Thu)01:23 UTC+1 No.635468 Report

>>635329
I've been driving the same jeep for over a year now and still haven't bothered setting the side view mirrors.

Reason being they're not automatic and the get knocked out of position anyways, not to mention even properly adjusted they still have large blind spots (and yes, I know how to properly adjust mirrors, my last car's mirrors were set to a point where not even a bicyclist fit inside the blind spots).

I just check over my shoulder habitually for lane changes. Unadjusted they're close enough to see if I'm about to die.
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Anonymous 03/13/14(Thu)01:26 UTC+1 No.635469 Report

>>635465
>2014
>not flying a diesel airplane
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Anonymous 03/13/14(Thu)01:28 UTC+1 No.635470 Report

>>635386
>you can tell if the dog is in the driveway by the feel
lol

Also by the squeel.
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Anonymous 03/13/14(Thu)02:09 UTC+1 No.635485 Report

>>635325

>flying
>not fun
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Anonymous 03/13/14(Thu)02:13 UTC+1 No.635487 Report

>>635468

>couldn't be bothered adjusting mirrors in ungainly deathtank because they need regular adjustment

You wipe your fuckin asshole, don't you?
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Anonymous 03/13/14(Thu)02:32 UTC+1 No.635490 Report

>>635487
If you read the rest of my post, you'd see I just look over my shoulder, like you're supposed to anyways. I drive a wrangler. It's shorter than your penis and almost completely windows. I don't make a single lane change without checking over my shoulder. I also use my turn signal with every lateral movement, no matter what. I hardly drive it anyways, unless I'm driving someone or transporting something large I ride my bike.
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Anonymous 03/13/14(Thu)02:46 UTC+1 No.635495 Report

>>635487
>You wipe your fuckin asshole, don't you?
lol, what? did this guy just imply that he doesn't wipe his ass? Are you some kind of filthy shit-reeking animal?
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Anonymous 03/13/14(Thu)02:54 UTC+1 No.635499 Report

>>635468
Eh, Jeep Wrangler mirrors are about the size of a quarter anyway. They're absolutely useless.
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Anonymous 03/13/14(Thu)02:54 UTC+1 No.635500 Report

>>635490
>>635495

>samefag
>buttmad cager
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Anonymous 03/13/14(Thu)03:49 UTC+1 No.635528 Report

>>635500
figures that someone who wears fecal fragrance would be wrong both times.
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Anonymous 03/22/14(Sat)00:07 UTC+1 No.639399 Report

>>635035
High tech aint basically even to a baseball player,
>plonker
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TechLeader 03/24/14(Mon)22:37 UTC+1 No.641017 Report

>>635242
This is more of a cesna you can drive home to save money on garaging a plane.
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