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Old 10-02-2005, 02:17 PM
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"flying car" now available, only 3.5 million

Moller International has been developing these "flying cars" since the 1960's. They're essentially VTOL aircraft designed for personal use.

Their prototype "SkyCar" is now available, for sale, for a measly 3.5 million bucks, from Neimann Marcus, here.

It's roughly the size of an SUV. It can attain a maximum speed of 350 mph, has an operational ceiling of 32,000 feet, a range of 750 miles, and gets about 20 miles to the gallon. It's powered by 2 rotary engines, and can run on standard automotive gasoline. Emergency parachutes are included .

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Old 10-02-2005, 03:48 PM
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does it really fly? i wonder if they worked out the buggs?

350mph falling out of the sky maybe..

and people complain my cudas too loud. id love to buzz their house with that...
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Why bother with flying. Let's just stop with all personal transportation and road building. We can move around on giant conveyor belts instead of asphalt.

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Old 10-02-2005, 08:24 PM
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drunk drivers, er, flyers. Wow, hey guess who decided to park in my bedroom last night?

How can you gleefully vaporize tires into belching clouds of smoke ? Nice concept but I dunno.

Pretty cool regardless.
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Old 10-02-2005, 08:57 PM
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Cool car, ashame even if it was stable to fly you probably wouldn't be able to fly it unless you were out west in some remote area. The website doesn't say anything about FAA certification, but it doesn't sound like they've gotten any yet.
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Old 10-03-2005, 12:27 PM
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The idea has been around for some time, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_car somehow they just donīt seem "safe at any altitude".
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lets see a cop pull me over now, up up and away. Price is far out of my budget though.
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Old 10-03-2005, 08:11 PM
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Neat idea, but unless it can land vertically like a Harrier jet, I might have a little problem comin' home late and parking it in my 50 foot long driveway. It sure would be a gas though, buzzing all the co-workers stuck in rush hour traffic. THAT would be pricless~
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