Sunday, February 12, 2006

so that's where the flying cars are

Every so often I gripe about the fact that old science fiction was always predicting flying cars. Here we are, 21st century, and where's my flying car, darn-it?

Well, it turns out someone in the Los Angeles area is developing one. The Volante isn't a vertical take-off, float over there, land in the parking lot arrangement like the million-dollar Moller design. Instead, it's being designed as a kit-built aircraft. It flies and lands like an airplane. Once you get to the airport, you detach the wings and convert them into a trailer you either leave there or tow along. In practical terms, that means the aircraft and, more importantly, operating costs might fit a non-millionaire's budget.

This one's probably worth keeping an eye on.

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