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Hee [Dec. 21st, 2007|05:30 pm]
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From this flying car article:
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The Transition isn't so much a car you can fly but an airplane you can drive, and it is meant to be an alternative to driving for trips between 100 and 500 miles.
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The airplane will cruise at 115 mph and have a range of about 460 miles.
Surely won't be replacing my 480 mile trips.
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[User Picture]From: hughe
2007-12-21 03:13 pm (UTC)

ah but flying would be more direct, and you might save 40 miles or so.... :P
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[User Picture]From: brad
2007-12-23 09:31 am (UTC)
Good point! :-)
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[User Picture]From: d2leddy
2007-12-21 03:15 pm (UTC)
But that looks like great fun!
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[User Picture]From: imgreen
2007-12-21 05:52 pm (UTC)
yikes!
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[User Picture]From: grumpy_sysadmin
2007-12-22 02:06 pm (UTC)
There's a new one of these every few years in some science or aviation magazine. "Blah, blah, but this one will really work! Blah, blah, initial plans..." at which point I tune out.

When one of them has an actual business plan, a price point a reasonable portion of humanity can afford, and a way to deal with the FAA Issue (do you need a pilot license to fly this thing? Those are easy neither to get nor to maintain, perhaps excepting lighter-than-air craft, which this isn't), it may be interesting.
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