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eHang Passenger Drone/flying car Conducts Manned Flights

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posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 06:16 PM
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The future is now. Chinese drone manufacturer Ehang has been toiling away on the Ehang 184, a quadcopter passenger drone, for a couple of years now. Today, after over a thousand test flights involving human passengers, the company released footage of some of these flights, shutting down naysayers and impressing newcomers to this company and its passenger-drone endeavors. Could sky-taxis be right around the corner?


www.thedrive.com...

Drone tech is now hitting the stage where people can make manned vehicles. Keep in mind, the initial stages will look a lot like scaled up drones, like the Ehang 184. However, with some work, and sweat and perseverance, more advanced vehicles will come.

Where are your flying cars? The flying cars you were promised? About 30 years late.




posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 06:19 PM
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a reply to: anzha

I want one. Those look fun.



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 06:21 PM
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want, can I drive it on the ground too?
edit on 5-2-2018 by toysforadults because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 06:21 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

And we think ATC is a headache now...



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 06:22 PM
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a reply to: anzha

VFR outside of controlled airports. That's about the only time I'd ever even think about flying one.



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 06:23 PM
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I also want one.
I would have to put the Airwolf theme on loop though.



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 06:23 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

build a real bugout house out in the mountains with no roads and use your drone to get there



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 06:29 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults

Not from these guys.

The 'flying car' types are abandoning driving on the ground by and large.



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 06:29 PM
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I'm waiting till they come out with the pickup version. 3/4 Ton




posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 06:31 PM
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a reply to: mikell

How big of an account do you have? 12 rotor pairs and a flatbed with winches. Might look more like the Imperial Transport from Rogue One, but...



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 06:38 PM
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Once the consumer market is targeted, Darwin will be adding a new level of technology to the contest.

Watching many drivers on the ground, I can only imagine what's going to happen when they take to the air.

Growing pains for sure.



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 06:43 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

Ehang claims you don't even need to touch the stick. Just tell it where you want to fly.



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 06:45 PM
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Can't wait to mock one up like a black triangle and fly around everywhere.




posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 06:47 PM
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wonder what the maximum lift is for that model. basically want to see if it can takeoff carrying me.



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 06:48 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

Maybe there could be two of them.....




posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 06:48 PM
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originally posted by: anzha
a reply to: roadgravel

Ehang claims you don't even need to touch the stick. Just tell it where you want to fly.


There will be people who will do stupid stuff, whether they know it is or not. It's humans.



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 06:50 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

It's called Darwinism.



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 06:51 PM
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a reply to: anzha


Bought a lottery ticket tonight and I'm ready. Now to figure out how to hook up the boat



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 06:51 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

500 lbs.



posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 06:54 PM
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Does it come in a combat model?. Lazers and stuff? or will I just have to drop stink bombs while playing ride of the valkyries?.




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