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...?
Here is one model -
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericmack/2 … 500afea6c8
Another company -
Another model -
http://www.motortrend.com/news/first-co … or-399000/
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.
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.
Also, cost of $400k and license requirememrnt would be a deal breaker for most people...
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!
by Rajan Singh Jolly 7 years ago
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by lesliebyars 6 years ago
They already exist!!!! But one day when their perfected we will be floating 24 feet up watch and see. For those of us who grew up In the 60's 70's or the 80's know what I'm saying. With all the amazing things we have built we can coast in a floating object. Man on the moon people, You heard it hear.
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If you we had flying cars, how long would it take to get a license?I know nobody actually knows, but I'm just thinking how hard it would be to pilot one of those things... unless they were controlled by a computer.
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