AeroMobil aims to launch flying car in 2017

The current flying car prototype AeroMobil 3.0 incorporates significant improvements and upgrades. It is now being tested in real flight conditions since October 2014. Initially certified by the Slovak Federation of Ultra-Light Flying, it now entered a regular flight-testing program.

The AeroMobil 3.0 prototype is very close to the final product. It is predominantly built from the same materials as the final product, such as advanced composite materials for the body shell, wings, and wheels. It also contains all the main features that will be incorporated into the final product, such as avionics equipment, autopilot and an advanced parachute deployment system.

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+4 1. oliverjantar commented 5 years ago

hmmm no traffic jams in 2017
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+8 2. mitis77 commented 5 years ago

#1 Yeah, but air jams in 2018 :D
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+7 3. Jim777 commented 5 years ago

I would say it's a foldable airplain not a flying car.
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+2 4. Natan_el_Tigre commented 5 years ago

In case anyone wants to see some stats:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AeroMobil_s.r.o._AeroMobil
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+1 5. racemi commented 5 years ago

Every time I hear someone say "Where's my flying car?" I think how short sighted they are. In today's world, flying cars are a fool's dream. First, remember, something like this vehicle will cost a lot more than even the highest price exotic car. Then, you'll need a pilot's license. They don't come cheap or fast. This vehicle is over 19 feet long. Just try to drive it around your typical city! Try to park it anywhere! And where are you going to fly to so often that you need your own 2 seat aircraft. Only the pilot and ONE passenger, so forget the family. I hope that the "flying car" idea goes away quietly. We have shown that humans, as a group, can't keep their shit together just driving normal cars around. How do you think a few rich dicks will do flying their "cars" to their summer homes, just to show off. Piloting an aircraft is a VERY serious thing. It requires total concentration much of the time, no looking at your smart phone, texting your friends and taking selfies. OK, enough of a rant, but I hope you see my point. That "flying cars"are just about the dumbest idea that has lasted far too long.
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-2 6. Kenuty commented 5 years ago

#5 the few rich dicks that made it there in the first place are smart enough and worked hard to make that much to afford flying cars.
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-1 7. Klemm commented 5 years ago

Surprisingly boring video considering the subject.
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+1 8. MajorIdea commented 5 years ago

The inherent complexity of 3d roadways in the sky, the added visual and noise pollution, the much greater chance of having stuff falling on your head... no thanks.
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+1 9. LaPeste commented 5 years ago

To get around town, this thing only has small wings. Consequently, it must fly like an anvil. Combining the constraints of a solid car and a stable plane is like playing tennis with a frying pan. Or cook with a tennis racket. It's a crazy dream that makes me think about how we imagined the future in the 50's.
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0 10. loadrunner commented 5 years ago

I think flying cars wil be for the public if the autodrive/fly tech is fully developed. Then it is just entering the destination, the weight and distance are calculated for the needed stops in between for recharging. I hope these become fully electric, and charged by solar and wind power. And if they work like airgliders, the only power needed is for take off.

But then, we still need to take over control when something goes wrong, perhaps a pedal powered propeller?
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+1 11. Judge-Jake commented 5 years ago

#5 If flying cars take off (Pun intended) and become more the norm than the dream, they will, like all new products develop, become smaller and cheaper, think £800 VCR's in the 70's. Current pilot licence training could be streamlined for a lover flying vehicle such as this. I'm all for them..Dear Santa, you know that Lamborghini I mentioned..well I've been thinking.... :D
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0 12. Malakyte commented 5 years ago

Less traffic jams but more crashes. :(