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Kiteman (author)2009-01-13

Oh! Re-check the link - they've added video of it flying! Granted, it's only a few feet off the ground, but the bally thing works!

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KentsOkay (author)Kiteman2009-01-13

Indeed, it tempts me greatly to adapt my moped into something...

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Goodhart (author)KentsOkay2009-01-13

Hmm, that would be more treacherous for sure (having only 2 wheels, front to back to land on).

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KentsOkay (author)Goodhart2009-01-14

I had a dirigible of some form in mind, however I am unsure about how big on an envelope I would need...

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Kiteman (author)KentsOkay2009-01-14

Rather large. Picture in your mind the relative sizes of a Zeppelin and its gondola.

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KentsOkay (author)Kiteman2009-01-14

>attempts >fails >shuffles off to wikipedia for answers

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FaqMan (author)2009-01-13

Well not a true flying car more of a gliding one but by definition it is flying. Well this is one step into the right direction for the future.

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Kiteman (author)FaqMan2009-01-14

It's powered, taking off and moving under its own steam - it can glide in to land, but this is definitely genuine flight.

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FaqMan (author)Kiteman2009-01-14

It is powered basicly by a huge fan powering air waves for the car to take of and use a parachute type material to support it into several feet which is actually a gliding type of motion. I 'm not saying it isn't flight it is in a differenet sort of way.

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Kiteman (author)FaqMan2009-01-14

No, the propeller pushes the vehicle throught he air exactly the same way as any fixed-wing vehicle. The only differences are the orientation (most aircraft don't hang beneath the wings) and the steering mechanism (the vertical axis is controled by speed alone, making it unstallable).

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FaqMan (author)Kiteman2009-01-14

See unstable from what you said so it is not a true flying car. It would be a true flying car if it loses the chute and it has a full protective cashy that is for human safety. Either than that it has full capabitly for a flying car.

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CameronSS (author)2009-01-14

The CNN article about this noted that this was the world's first flying car, which was actually the Waterman Aerobile in 1937.

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CameronSS (author)CameronSS2009-01-14

Although this one looks much more DIY-able...attach the chute from a powered parachute to a dune buggy, or maybe a giant kitesurfing kite.

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Kiteman (author)2009-01-12

It's a good story, but the images are all mock-ups.

Even on the projects own website, there are no pictures of the car actually airborne.

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Goodhart (author)Kiteman2009-01-12

and what the heck is wensday ?

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Kiteman (author)Goodhart2009-01-12

It's the day the aircar will be ready - who-knows-wensday

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Yeasayer (author)Kiteman2009-01-13

Humpday Wed-nes-day This is a waste, you English should learn to spell or pronounce your words as they sound, " I do"! Sounds like a wedding day for nes.

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Kiteman (author)Yeasayer2009-01-13

Being English, I learn to pronounce my vocabulary properly, not phonetically.

I pronounce the middle day of the week Wed'n's day.

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Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2009-01-13

Kiteman, I would like to defend all grammar loving Americans and say that Yeasayer is crazy and we pronounce it Whens-day just like all other English speaking sane peoples across the globe.

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Goodhart (author)Lithium Rain2009-01-13

?? *sigh* like the corrupted often I hear so often it pronounced OFF - TEN when it is supposed to be pronounced OFF - EN

Kiteman is correct, it should be pronounced wedns - day rather then whens? - day ;-)

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Yeasayer (author)Goodhart2009-01-13

Nationality means nothing at all to me, and why should it? In 73 years Ive been around the barn a few times, met many people from many places. There are some bad ones
but most I find are people just wanting to live a peaceful life and a home with food to feed the family, My origin is Fairmont, West Virginia about 30 miles south of the Pa. state line.
I lived and worked in Mc.Keesport as a teenager. I have a sister who lives in scottsdale just
north of Uniontown, or is that Scottdale? I have passed through the alleghney < Mountain drainage area ,(Turnpike to Harrisburg, ) you are fortunate to live in this beautiful country. By the way, I read your post on the earthquake, Well done. I now live near Seattle so don't get to see my Sis of-en. Oh!,
Congrats on Top Postmaster

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Goodhart (author)Yeasayer2009-01-13

Well, I wasn't vying for any spot (nor did I mean to imply anything by our little tongue in cheek jousting :-) I have a lot of disjointed time. If I had it in a more continuous span (not just 5 minutes here and there) I would have a lot more ibles posted too. :-) My biggest joy here is helping out when I can.

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Goodhart (author)Yeasayer2009-01-13

Roger that, I am 10-10 on the side and next time around I will need a 10-32 10-30 out

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Yeasayer (author)Lithium Rain2009-01-13

I am I said, But no one cared. she said I Is so I am. Hi Adrian, I have read several of your posts here and there. I find them humorous and generally in good taste. I must leave a note somewhere that all is forgiven We need people who will point the way to upholding a standard of conduct and poise so that humanity will not degenerate to the level of animal existence.

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Lithium Rain (author)Yeasayer2009-01-13

Hey yeasayer,

You said "I have read several of your posts here and there. I find them humorous
and generally in good taste. I must leave a note somewhere that all is forgiven
We need people who will point the way to upholding a standard of conduct and
poise so that humanity will not degenerate to the level of animal existence."

Thank you. :-) (Are there posts of mine you find not to be in good taste?) I'm glad all is forgiven, although I'm not exactly sure what you're referring to.

Oh, and I was trying to be funny in that post, I don't really care how anybody pronounces Wednesday. =D

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Yeasayer (author)Lithium Rain2009-01-13

I meant that picking on a newby for spelling errors,- Leaving a note for Kiteman and Goodheart That they are forgiven, But not as a direct reply. I agree it was not very clear. I saw one of your posts a little close to the edge but your correspondent at the time was definitely on shaky ground and your colorfull reply was very well done, so much so that resulting embarrassment cleaned up the exchange quickly. and I understood your post Defending Kiteman as a jest.. It seemed to be what you would do.

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Lithium Rain (author)Yeasayer2009-01-13

Ah! I see. Please check your inbox. :-)

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FaqMan (author)Yeasayer2009-01-13

Well humanity is still not completely rid of there animal exsistance and behavior on how people in other countries act and deal with problems is quiet animalistic but some countires have a piece of humanity left.

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Goodhart (author)Yeasayer2009-01-13

so that humanity will not degenerate to the level of animal existence.

Sadly, in most cases, it will whether we uphold the standard or not. *sigh*

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Yeasayer (author)Kiteman2009-01-13

Kiteman , You're a very loyal subject. we all like to talk about you.

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Goodhart (author)Yeasayer2009-01-13

Um, I am from the USA ;-)

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Yeasayer (author)Goodhart2009-01-13

Pennsylvania is not in the USA, Thats Mason Dixon Country, Both Englishmen

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Goodhart (author)Yeasayer2009-01-13

Ach, hardly Englishman. I am much Deutsche then English ;-)

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Yeasayer (author)Goodhart2009-01-13

It's the day after toosday

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Yeasayer (author)Kiteman2009-01-12

Here is another bit of information.
If you live near London you may want to witness this historic event.
I don't see it as a practical vehicle at the moment but it may be the beginning
of the end for expensive highways. $ 30,000 is a rich boy's Toy, (based on my income) This link is the wing MFR's, site
http://www.parajet.com/
The Skycar will be departing from the Sheraton Tower Park Hotel, Knightsbridge, London.

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