posted on Jul, 9 2011 @ 07:58 PM
Originally posted by hounddoghowlie
reply to post by 2manyquestions
because it's not exactly, a lear or even a cessna now is it. which is all about aircraft. no automobile issues to worry about. plus you would have to
get it inspected twice, once for highway once for air. and then i'm sure there are other things that haven't come to mind yet.
There are going to be problems with any new technology. Those are kinks that people slowly work out. No invention or innovation is ever perfect
straight out of the box. Inspections? So what? We go for smog, for oil changes, for maintenance, what's one more? Maybe car mechanics will eventually
come to learn the flight components as well, so that everything can get done in one visit. If not, once enough people in the future own cars such as
this there will be shops opening up catering specifically to these flying cars.
they already have small airstrips at the edge of town all over, i live just 5 miles from one town is only 8 miles.
Great. One less thing to worry about!
and i'm sure those that already have a air plane already avoid waiting in a airport for 2 hrs or driving 6 to 8 hours by going to their plane at the
little airports outside of town. and if the scenario you are talking about, was to play out our skies would soon look like our highways in grid lock
during rush hour, or some holiday weekend.
I foresee this technology becoming a lot cheaper and more accessible than owning one's own airplane. You don't have to store it at the airport, you
can fuel up with unleaded gasoline, you can land on the freeway and drive the rest of the way in case of emergency or bad weather, it is small enough
to store in small spaces. The advantages are plenty compared to an actual airplane.
now this craft is nothing new as far as making a flying car, how many examples have we seen in just this thread that have come before this one. just a
different design to the same idea.
It may not be an original idea, but it's the first airplane car to be considered road and flight worthy at the same time. All those others either
didn't deliver, or they were not anywhere near as practical as this one is.
my idea of imagination, is something that no one else has done before, and it doesn't cause any new or existing problems that are not beneficial
advances for the human race.
Sorry, but I guess you don't think it took imagination to make computers or phones smaller, cars lighter, more powerful and more fuel-efficient, flat
screen TVs, etc. etc. etc. You do realize that every luxury you're enjoying at the moment had a slow beginning once upon a time until someone with an
imagination decided to make it better, right?
As for causing problems,.... a knife for example caused both problems and offered solutions. Would you rather have a world without knives, because you
think it causes problems as far as stabbings go? Every advantage has it's disadvantage. Good problem-solving skills is what it will take to make the
most of anything.