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Mystery aircraft photographed in California

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posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 12:47 PM
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a reply to: blackbird9393

Looks kind of like this...

Montereyhearald.com - Google co-founder’s reported ‘flying car’ spotted hovering in Hollister.

Just a couple of pennies worth...




posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 06:23 PM
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An interesting design
Zee Aero



posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 06:29 PM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

I like quote in the article...


In Hollister... the first rule about Zee Aero is you do not talk about Zee Aero.



posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 02:58 PM
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A flying car idea​, seems plausible.



posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 03:01 PM
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Playing devil's advocate, the wings seem to long for a flying car though??



posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 03:02 PM
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That windscreen doesn't look right for a car. The more I look



posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 03:12 PM
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The first all electric VTOL flew the other day. It could be an electric aircraft.



posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 04:36 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

That would be flipping cool



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 06:35 AM
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posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 07:36 AM
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a reply to: blackbird9393

About the only part of that article I trust are the pictures. Heh.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 05:04 PM
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That prop looks bloody tiny for the size of aircraft and the engine.

Would that mean it could be some ultra efficient aircraft that could be scaled up as a cheap to fly short range commuter? 1 hour flight time range.



posted on Jun, 17 2017 @ 10:50 AM
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the comments always contain the real info

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Read the patent grant on the USPTO site using the number in the iso view in the article. Go to page 17. Read the background of the invention. There are some GEMS of information. Further reading will reveal that they plan on putting TWO freaking diesel engines with torque converters and multiple turbos and intercoolers, all housed in this odd duct and nozzle arrangement. The real gem might be the movable trailing edge surfaces on the wing. If I am reading patent-speak correctly, they want the plane to be able to take off from a relatively small airport, get up to 60,000ft and cruise at ~500kias like a U2, go super far, then land at an equally small airport. They specifically call out the hub and spoke method of airline travel, and they want to make it affordable to open up as many point to point routes as possible, maybe even internationally (obviously can't go where ETOPS can). Fascinating reading.







 
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