||[Dec. 21st, 2007|05:30 pm]
From this flying car article:
.... Surely won't be replacing my 480 mile trips.
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.
The airplane will cruise at 115 mph and have a range of about 460 miles.
ah but flying would be more direct, and you might save 40 miles or so.... :P
2007-12-23 09:31 am (UTC)
Good point! :-)
But that looks like great fun!
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.