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Richard230

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on: April 01, 2021, 11:48:54 pm
Motorcycle.com claims that this is not an April Fools joke. But I am definitely not going to hold my breath until I see it flying  ::) : https://www.motorcycle.com/mini-features/its-no-joke-subaru-is-developing-a-flying-motorcycle.html
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Reply #1 on: April 02, 2021, 04:26:47 pm
Well they have been working on flying cars for many years, but rest assured they will not be for ordinary people only the mega rich or people who work in high up government posts.


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Reply #2 on: April 02, 2021, 05:42:08 pm
Well they have been working on flying cars for many years, but rest assured they will not be for ordinary people only the mega rich or people who work in high up government posts.

Or people that are f**king crazy.  ;D


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Reply #3 on: April 02, 2021, 11:00:42 pm
There's a lot of designs that have rotors at or just below the pilot, such as the "James Bondish" Moto Volante.
( https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=69ruO52Bmpc )
The slice 'n dice factor as well as the computer fly by wire control systems put me off.
Like Karl says, it's a rich boy's game. What could go wrong? Book me on the next Millionaires Space Tourism flight, please...

Or others:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4jAJFp-tmw
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Reply #4 on: April 03, 2021, 03:04:37 pm
Mind you you're right what you say, but in my heart of hearts l think they will materialise, the amount of research they are putting in to them will quarantee that, it may be decades yet but one day they will start phasing them in.