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James Miller
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re: Drive and fly
James Miller   4/13/2012 7:12:09 PM
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Agreed. The hope of getting a fuel efficient vehicle that can both fly and drive will likely be a compromise for a long time to come.

Rick DeMeis
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re: Drive and fly
Rick DeMeis   4/6/2012 1:42:44 PM
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"Flying cars" have been around since the 1930s (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_car_%28aircraft%29). Modern materials and electronic technologies may make them more practical, but the basic fact remains that such a vehicle is a compromise--usually being a poor car with an acceptable airplane. The cost factor will probably be the ultimate "decider" in whether a design is successful or just results in production of a few machines for wealthy enthusiasts. It may well be that the most efficient and cost effective solution may still be to pilot your plane and rent a car at the airport.



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