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Jeff Hartmann CIC
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Another attempt at....
      #231253 - 01/13/09 06:17 PM Attachment (211 downloads)

The flying car!



http://www.terrafugia.com/index.html

Saw this on the news this morning....and no, it hasn't flown yet.

At least it's not based on the Ford Pinto! (like before)

You wonder how it will be light enough for Light sport.(?)

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Edited by Jeff Hartmann (INT/SVH) (01/13/09 06:19 PM)


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John Cooper [KAVL]
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Re: Another attempt at.... [Re: Jeff Hartmann CIC]
      #231261 - 01/13/09 09:16 PM

Is that a NHTSA-approved 5MPH bumper in front?

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sreyoB yrraL
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Re: Another attempt at.... [Re: Jeff Hartmann CIC]
      #231267 - 01/13/09 10:21 PM

Just like with amphibious cars, I don't see how one vehicle can do a good job at being both car and an airplane. There are too many conflicting design goals.

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Ralph Jones
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Re: Another attempt at.... [Re: sreyoB yrraL]
      #231269 - 01/13/09 10:38 PM

Sometimes there's ONE design goal: inducing people to invest in your scheme...;-)

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Kcid LlirreM
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Re: Another attempt at.... [Re: John Cooper [KAVL]]
      #231283 - 01/14/09 08:27 AM

anyone that can get something like that thing past the FAA and NHTSA earned his money.

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Joe Budge (W29)
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Re: Another attempt at.... [Re: Kcid LlirreM]
      #231284 - 01/14/09 08:36 AM

Quote:

anyone that can get something like that thing past the FAA and NHTSA earned his money.




Thus far there is no sign that they've done either...

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John Cooper [KAVL]
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Re: Another attempt at.... [Re: Kcid LlirreM]
      #231299 - 01/14/09 11:51 AM

Maybe we could have an "experimental" category for road vehicles?

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Jeff Hartmann CIC
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Re: Another attempt at.... [Re: John Cooper [KAVL]]
      #231317 - 01/14/09 01:00 PM

I Like this one better, at least he calls this an enormous toy.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7821979.stm

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Jeff Hartmann CIC
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Re: Another attempt at.... [Re: sreyoB yrraL]
      #231318 - 01/14/09 01:01 PM

Larreee,

>>>>Just like with amphibious cars<<<

I know someone with 2 amphicars, he said it is a bad boat, and a terrible car.

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Ralph Jones
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Re: Another attempt at.... [Re: Jeff Hartmann CIC]
      #231331 - 01/14/09 01:56 PM

Quote:

a bad boat, and a terrible car




Indeed...but this is a fun ride, at least <g>.



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