Unbelievable, 5th element flying car for sale.

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Check out the news article

http://www.moller.com/skycar/

Buy the flying car now! Straight from 5th element!

http://www.firebox.com/index.html?dir=f ... ct&pid=415
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I also think hydrogen would have been cost effecive! the pentagon said this will open a new 1 trillion dollar market.
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Not to mention this is wonderfull machinery. What do you guys think?
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Man, I gotta get my hands on one of these!

Check out the videos, they are awsome! :shock:

//That whole site is awsome lol.
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lol, wonder if u get airmiles lol
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Dude! I saw these on the telly a couple of years ago, the first prototypes.

They are so cool, bet the licence is a bitch to get your hands on.

How much are they?

*rushes off to count the pennies in my penny jar*
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£324000.00

= 0.5 million US, or 3/4 million CAD


I think you could get away with a normal pilots licence for this car
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IH8Purple wrote:
I think you could get away with a normal pilots licence for this car


oh thats alright then, we've all got one of those :wink:
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pilots licences are relevitly easy to come by, easier to get then a drivers licence in most cases.

the question is do we all have half a million to spend on a carplane?
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lol. I also saw a special on PBS about 4 or 5 years ago that talked about the prototypes and interviewef the designer. Dang, talk about a smart guy. He is really going to push this for all its worth. It shis dream to make aircars available for a normal citizen......but, looking at the price, its not happening yet.
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it's the first step though. Think what people would have thought about the first cars. Yup 20-30 years we'll all have them and wondered how we ever managed without :D

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easier to get then a drivers licence in most cases

that worries me, considering how some people drive, I'm scared to get in a car with them - let alone an aircraft....
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Hey, the bright side is: No longer being late for work!
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yeah, until it starts to get faster to drive because of air jams all over the place ;)

also once you have EVERYBODY flying around, the flaying laws are going to have to change around to accomidate all these people
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LOL y do people always blow up my daydreams???? :P Nah i know how it will be, maybe by that time we will have evolved to the type of computer controlled traffic as in the movie Minority Report. That could be cool. Maybe. :D
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I dont like that car, so I wouldtn buy it. :D
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lol rat. I think it looks cool.
I think that as more and more people get these "future" cars, they will have to invent some extremely advanced piloting software. Its going to end up being nearly impossible to land and take off with people going over 300 MPH, especially in big cities. I predict that before these things can be mass marketed, they are going to have to design a very advanced auto-pilot/warning system. Theres no way that those things are going to be safe without it.
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lol, your right about the warning system
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SharkShark wrote:
computer controlled traffic as in the movie Minority Report


or we could all just take a high speed super sidewalks, hell lets just invent teleportation ;)

while comp traffic is an ok idea. a "sidewalk train" or something would use less recourses. and with comp controlled traffic you don't actually drive, just get in a car and sit there till you reach your destination.

there is also the fact of computer load by the number of veichals, and you obviously cannot have the entire would on the same system (lag problems) so how do you ransfer 'cars' from one system to another.

oh did I forget to mention viruses could cause a big problem?
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LOL y did i choose to converse with the logical guy???? LOL i know what you mean though, excellent point :D
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Yeah, I agree.
Thats the reason I believe that this is going to take a long time to perfect. Honestly, you will need a computer program of some sort to pilot, because there is no way that millions of people flying these things all over is gonna be safe!

I like the transportation idea though. Ill have to work on that one......
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I like the transportation idea though. Ill have to work on that one......
:)


I GOT IT...
get some really long cars, that look kinda like trucks...
now get them to hold a whole bunch of people so that it is very economically and ecologically friendly...

wait, never mind, already have those
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saberbans? (how ever you spell it)
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saberbans? (how ever you spell it)


I was thinking Bus...
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ohhh, lol, maybe your right
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....................
How could you not get bus? I dont even know what the HECK a saberblahblahblah is!
lol, its aight Rat, you were just ahead of us in the conversation.................:lol:
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lmao @ rat wtf were you drinking dude? I had to google that word before I even knew what you were talking about!

Despite a bus being supposedly economical, it's cheaper for me to drive 8 miles to work than to get the bus every day... thats crazy to me :?
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lol, I feel yah. The bus sytem in my town is so old, its sad. They are supposedly updating them, so I was thinkin that was good, until MY taxes went up. I dont even use the freakin things.
The stupid no-good lazy buckets of senators!!!!!
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Smokenjoe wrote:
The stupid no-good lazy buckets of senators!!!!!


yes, damn them for wanting you to have clean air :evil:
the clean air might even end up having less people in hospitals :evil:
meaning you taxes would go down from less unhealthy people :evil:

as for costing less, it is on a case by case basis:
is it cheap to drive when you are stuck on a gridlock highway for hours a day, wasting a ton of gas?
if you are only 8 miles away, why don't you bike?

there are also more fuel effecent veichals for motoring around, such as small electric ones, and mopeds (WOO 8) )
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lol, I have been officially silenced........sorta.
Why is that all the senators complain about then?
And why dont they do anything helpful, INSTEAD of just complain?
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oooooh Boy!!!! Politics!!!!! Have at thee then!!

LOL, im playin around, There are good and bad points to everything. You dont like the higher tax because you dont use the buses. Fine, but think of the people who cant afford to buy a car and hove no transportation to the otherside of the city without the bus?? But then again, how many people dont use the bus, why should they pay for it? This debate could last for years, so I think its safe to say: To each his own. However dont let that distract you, Im enjoying hearing both sides of the tale!!!:D:D
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