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A Flying Car You Can Buy in 2017

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posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 09:54 AM
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Co-Founder and CEO of AeroMobil Juraj Vaculik says his company plans to sell a commercially available 'flying car' by 2017.
I know....I know......We've heard it all before. "Flying Cars-coming soon.........." We've had Moller, Terrafugia, and a host of other start-up companies hoping to cash in on the flying car craze that's been in full tilt in recent years. Well, now we have a new entry into the arena called the "Flying Roadster" and it's made by a company known as Aeromobile. Well, not that new...They've been around since the 90's.

The Flying Roadster has a range of 235 miles
Take off speed of 81 mph
top flight speed of 124 mph

It looks good! I'd get one...What says ATS?

finance.yahoo.com...




posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 09:55 AM
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a reply to: lostbook

I cannot imagine these will be legal in the United States anytime soon so no flying cars for me.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 09:57 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: lostbook

I cannot imagine these will be legal in the United States anytime soon so no flying cars for me.


Why not?



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 09:58 AM
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Flying cars...

Okay, how many of us here don't even trust other drivers on the road? I swear sometimes I feel like the world's smartest person when I navigate a parking lot or drive on the highway. I know that I'm not, but the abject stupidity of other driver's sometimes makes me wonder.

Now imagine stupid drivers in the sky. Would you trust the same people that cut you off, swerve, drive drunk and text and drive to take to the skies?

People would be crashing into each other and falling out of the sky and running into buildings. I think this may be one of the reasons we don't have flying cars and sky "highways".



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 09:58 AM
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originally posted by: lostbook
Why not?


That little stumbling block organization known as the FAA.

I could obviously be wrong but I think the path to production and release may be more difficult than expected.



edit on 16-3-2015 by AugustusMasonicus because: networkdude has no beer



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 10:00 AM
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a reply to: lostbook

This thing again!

There's a couple threads on this already.

Don't hold your breath waiting to see one of these on the road.

Or in the air.

That there hasn't been a tragic accident to this point is a miracle.




posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 10:09 AM
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I can imagine ATS back in the 1920's.

"Automobiles???

Them things going so fast! If it's faster than a horse, then I want noooo part of it! Surprised people are still alive after so many on the road! People be'in so stupid and all."



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 10:14 AM
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This newest version( 3.0) is much more stable than previoous versions. I don't think these will be for heavy use in city districts but for more long distance travel. Maybe.....

Here's the video:


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posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 10:15 AM
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I don't even want to imagine the insurance policies for these disasters. What kind of drivers test would this need? Cloud avoidance 101. Ha. It's too early for this kind of tech. There is enough problems as it is. Id imagine most governments not wanting these vehicles in their air space anyway.
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posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 10:18 AM
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www.youtube.com...
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posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 10:23 AM
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Video didn't even show the car flying...

Just driving around.



Quite a let down!



Edit: Video above shows it flying...

Looks more like a plane than a flying car.
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Edit for further scrutiny: How would someone land this? Where would they land it? The video above is tested in an empty vehicle-less field...
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posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 10:58 AM
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
Video didn't even show the car flying...

Just driving around.

Quite a let down!

Edit: Video above shows it flying...

Looks more like a plane than a flying car.

Edit for further scrutiny: How would someone land this? Where would they land it? The video above is tested in an empty vehicle-less field...


These would take off and land at airports, the same a Terrafugia. However, there is a part at the end of the video where the plane lands on the grass. I think this was done on purpose to show the vehicles versatility over Terrafugia.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 11:06 AM
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And what happens if/when one of these gets close to the White House or any other no fly zone?



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 11:26 AM
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originally posted by: Autorico
And what happens if/when one of these gets close to the White House or any other no fly zone?


Unless there's a hundred acre field within the security perimeter of the capitol, not much.




posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 01:43 PM
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Not really feeling the flying thing. Hover cars would be cool.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 01:54 PM
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a reply to: lostbook

People have enough trouble maneuvering on 2 axis, let alone 3.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 03:41 PM
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originally posted by: lostbook
Co-Founder and CEO of AeroMobil Juraj Vaculik says his company plans to sell a commercially available 'flying car' by 2017.
I know....I know......We've heard it all before. "Flying Cars-coming soon.........." We've had Moller, Terrafugia, and a host of other start-up companies hoping to cash in on the flying car craze that's been in full tilt in recent years. Well, now we have a new entry into the arena called the "Flying Roadster" and it's made by a company known as Aeromobile. Well, not that new...They've been around since the 90's.
This newsreel clip is about the 1960 aerocar so the idea of flying cars isn't new:


If that was around in 1960, why don't we all have one?

He needed 500 orders to start production, and he only got 250 orders, so that's why it never went into production. It did pass FAA certification so that wasn't the problem.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 03:51 PM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
Okay, how many of us here don't even trust other drivers on the road?

We're still about 20 years away from all cars being monitored on GPS to drive by themselves or at least avoid all collisions with other vehicles. I supposed it could translate to flying cars.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 03:52 PM
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originally posted by: lostbook
What says ATS?

I'm sure my neighbors will be thrilled to listen to me take off for work in the morning.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 03:55 PM
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I don't think flying cars will be practical until the whole process can become fully automated.

Going up is the easy part. Getting back down safely is the hard part.



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