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Not another flying car....    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-10-2012 00:15
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well that's what I thought with the kind of ridiculous Terrafugia thing at the New york show - but have a look at this Dutch one - I mean, is this thing cool or what...

(dont know how to embed sorry)

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/04/05/watch-the-pal-v-flying-car-prototype-make-its-maiden-flight/

There's so much about it that is simply brilliant - especially that propeller!
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Re: Not another flying car....    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-10-2012 09:19
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I think the gyrocoptor concept works better as a flying car than any airplane configurations I've seen. However, the holy grail of the gyroplane industry is "jump takeoff" capability. It doesn't appear that this gyroplane includes this feature. It would be nice to be able to take off and land with zero roll. See the video below for jump takeoff examples.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3qPV3Fpk5Q

Mike
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Re: Not another flying car....    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-10-2012 09:36
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