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Is Big Auto Betting On Flying Cars?

May 10th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

The 21st century is already two decades old. Dude, why do we still not have flying cars? Pragmatic souls might reply that, since the heyday of 1950s science fiction, we’ve come to realize that flying cars aren’t particularly practical or particularly necessary, and that we might do better to solve the problems created by the earthbound variety before creating new frontiers for traffic jams and road rage


DeLorean DR7 Wants To Fly Us Back To The Future

January 2nd, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

Short of the revolutionary Burt Rotan wild aircraft designs, airplanes have changed little over the past decades. Winged-cylinder with a propulsion system is how we travel through the air. Unless you have the astronomical budget the military enjoys to design hypersonic aircraft, not for the general public, the choice is simple — airplanes or helicopters. Delorean Aerospace just announced that its DR7 should fly by the end of 2018. That would shake things up, but is it practical, viable, for real


Quicker Tesla Roadster Might Fly (“Short Hops”)

November 21st, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Elon Musk has tweeted that the new Tesla Roadster will have an optional performance upgrade that will make it even quicker than the base model. He also hinted something about flying cars and rockets. What is Musk up to now?


VTOL Personal Drone, Carrying People One (Or Two) At A Time

October 2nd, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

2017 is the year of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles. So far, we've seen a few wild projects and some further in the future ones. Despite battery energy density not being quite there yet for long-distance flights, electric airplanes and drones (and everything in between) are taking off. Today's drone fad is all the rage and has been thrust into the media with such force that it shouldn't surprise anyone to find a few companies working on drones capable of flying people, right


Urban Aeronautics CityHawk VTOL Aircraft Shows Potential

April 19th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

The news doesn't seem to run dry with potential VTOL (Vertical Takeoff & Landing) aircraft, which often double as flying cars. The AirMule — no wait, it's Cormorant ... no, now it's called the Urban Aeronautics CityHawk VTOL aircraft. ... Are we in the Jetsons' futuristic days yet



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