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Flying cars, are they a good idea?

  1. jackclee lm profile image74
    jackclee lmposted 5 months ago

    I read recently, at least three companies have a commercially viable flying car in production.
    Some are 100-200 mph, 2 passengers, and require special license. The cost is upwards of $400k.
    Do you think this is a viable alternative to current automobiles, or just a toy for millionaires...?

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    4. Credence2 profile image87
      Credence2posted 5 months ago in reply to this

      The concept seems basically unsound to me, without the technology of levitation- gravity control, which does not appear to be on the horizon anytime soon, the danger of such a vehicle outweighs its advantages.

  2. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 5 months ago

    Can't see a flying car being allowed to land/takeoff anywhere outside an airport or possibly rural, private land.  If they are to become truly popular, a replacement for the car, we would need many, many more small airports, and at considerable distance from one handling commercial air flights.

    So no, I don't see them as a replacement for cars - the infrastructure is too expensive and would cost owners too much time.  Useless in a city or for travel of more than 200 or 300 miles.

    1. jackclee lm profile image74
      jackclee lmposted 5 months ago in reply to this

      Also, cost of $400k and license requirememrnt would be a deal breaker for most people...

      1. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 5 months ago in reply to this

        Well, one of them DID say it would be the cost of a luxury car.  But yes, a flying license would be a deal breaker.  The first one said it wouldn't take near the time to learn to fly as a plane, though.  I'd hate to see pilots flying all over without a license!

  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image87
    Kathryn L Hillposted 5 months ago

    … its the way of the future.
    but a very distant one.

 
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