Pre-ONT -- flying freaking cars! [Purp]

Yea baby!



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1 Wow Luke looks like a speeder in der air..

Posted by: Clemenza at February 21, 2013 09:34 PM (x59Gv)

2 Want: flying car.

Don't want: getting cut off at 5,000 ft by a little old lady with her blinker on.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 21, 2013 09:34 PM (xKC/c)

3 fuel type: Ethanol

Good thing I live in Colorado. Phew

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 21, 2013 09:34 PM (QTHTd)

4 Coming Real Soon Now for a couple of decades!

Posted by: Assault Citizen Anachronda drooled over Moller articles in high school at February 21, 2013 09:34 PM (1c58W)

5 Man that ain't Detroit Iron..

Posted by: Clemenza at February 21, 2013 09:34 PM (x59Gv)

6 That bottom pic....is that the Batmobile???

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 21, 2013 09:35 PM (GEICT)

7 Ahhh, the comments. They come and they go.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 21, 2013 09:35 PM (xKC/c)

8 That altitude is Faux...

Posted by: Clemenza at February 21, 2013 09:35 PM (x59Gv)

9 I drove a flying car once. Luckily, no one was killed.

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 21, 2013 09:36 PM (BVkEs)

10 Coming Real Soon Now for a couple of decades since the Jetsons.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 21, 2013 09:37 PM (piMMO)

11 I always dreamed of a dystopian society with flying cars and sexbots (Bladerunner). sigh Instead it will be aThe Hunger Games/The Road Warrior mix. Dammit!!

Posted by: puddleglum at February 21, 2013 09:38 PM (8SsiG)

12 Flying cars?

Pffft!

How about flying nekomimi mecha musume witches who fly around in their panties?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fJqX_0fJ5w

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at February 21, 2013 09:38 PM (Vk2pI)

13 The smaller ones get 40+mpg too.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 21, 2013 09:38 PM (/gHaE)

14 The Wave of the Future, and always will be.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 21, 2013 09:38 PM (Ipj15)

15 Oh dear God no, folks are a nightmare in TWO dimensions...!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Ampersands Anonymous at February 21, 2013 09:39 PM (mbxHg)

16 yeah remember when they portrayed an early 21st century dystopia having replicants and flying cars???

boy we're progressing like gangbusters ain't we?

BladeRunner looks like a theme park compared to Detroit.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 21, 2013 09:39 PM (LRFds)

17 All cars can fly in the Age of PhotoShop.

Posted by: zsasz at February 21, 2013 09:40 PM (MMC8r)

18 See, thats what I'm saying. Bladerunner would be a totally bitchin' Dystopian future!!

Posted by: puddleglum at February 21, 2013 09:40 PM (8SsiG)

19 Flying cars? From the people that killed the space shuttle. Right.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 21, 2013 09:40 PM (QLJPW)

20 Hell, I'm still waiting for my Skittle shittin unicorn.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 21, 2013 09:40 PM (Zd/NW)

21 11 I always dreamed of a dystopian society with flying cars and sexbots (Bladerunner). sigh Instead it will be aThe Hunger Games/The Road Warrior mix. Dammit!!

Posted by: puddleglum at February 21, 2013 09:38 PM (8SsiG)





http://tinyurl.com/a677h39

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 21, 2013 09:41 PM (GEICT)

22 Good Prevning, Horde!

Posted by: Adriane ... at February 21, 2013 09:42 PM (TvO05)

23 Get off My cloud sonny

Posted by: little old lady at February 21, 2013 09:43 PM (nqBYe)

24 Oh dear God no, folks are a nightmare in TWO dimensions...!


Don't worry. We won't let peasants, err private citizens actually own one.

Posted by: FAA at February 21, 2013 09:43 PM (2rucj)

25 Judging from the condition of my son's Buick on Saturday mornings, it was flying every Friday night.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 21, 2013 09:44 PM (4Mv1T)

26 Want: flying car.

Don't want: getting cut off at 5,000 ft by a little old lady with her blinker on.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 21, 2013 09:34 PM (xKC/c)

well hell i forgot to copy comment.
Ok Now Get Off My cloud Sonny!

Posted by: little old lady at February 21, 2013 09:44 PM (nqBYe)

27 Tough to land that first one.

Posted by: RokShox at February 21, 2013 09:45 PM (8MMMw)

28 My problem with flying cars is that people drive stupid enough on land, when they're confined by gravity. I can only imagine how much Christmas shopping traffic would suck if cars could operate in three dimensions.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 09:45 PM (CA2NO)

29 BladeRunner looks like a theme park compared to Detroit.
Posted by: sven10077


Some rich asshole should offer every resident in Detroit $1000 to leave ($710,000,000 or so total) and turn it into FUCK U COMMIE City.

Free trade and no bullshit. Start bullshit and you're gone via trebouche.

You want in? Buy a ticket. Can't afford a ticket? Apply for an apprenticeship w/ a company inside the city. Can't get an apprenticeship? FUCK YOU COMMIE.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 21, 2013 09:45 PM (Ipj15)

30 Good Prevning

Same to you! I shoveled off some global-warming this afternoon

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 21, 2013 09:45 PM (QTHTd)

31 I dunno, I was rather fond of the Jetsons prototype. of car gently rounded, where it looked like you might softly bounce off a bird or a person in his jet suit

Posted by: ette at February 21, 2013 09:46 PM (nqBYe)

32 Only the .01 percent would get the flying cars...aka the politburo

Posted by: Red Shirt at February 21, 2013 09:47 PM (FIDMq)

33 I've given up on flying cars. The future belongs to the bureaucrat who, on the grounds of environmental impact, denies the permit to the would-be pioneer of flying cars.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 21, 2013 09:47 PM (vfB2N)

34 29 Weft Cut Loop,

I'm game....

no really I'm good for a 1000 and I'll try to earn a 1000.....

offer to let GIs and Cops homestead, Secede and ask canada for Protectorate status like Hong Kong and build the Keystone refinery there....

I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to be part of growth.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 21, 2013 09:47 PM (LRFds)

35 Possible that private citizens (who can afford the licence) will get one. It'll just be heavily automated. As in, you won't get the option to steer the thing. You'll put in "OmniCorp Office Building #4" and let the vehicle take you there.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 21, 2013 09:48 PM (QTHTd)

36 27
Tough to land that first one.

Posted by: RokShox at February 21, 2013 09:45 PM (8MMMw)

My guess is the engines would pivot to become hovercar

Posted by: Red Shirt at February 21, 2013 09:48 PM (FIDMq)

37 Flying cars are cool but it's not like any of us will ever get to drive/fly one, what with all of the government regulatory and bureaucratic nonsense it would take just to even get permission to *buy* one in this country, let alone use it

Posted by: chemjeff hates snow at February 21, 2013 09:48 PM (BBWjt)

38 Same to you! I shoveled off some global-warming this afternoon
Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 21, 2013 09:45 PM (QTHTd)


ummmm .....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Joo90ZWrUkU

Posted by: Adriane ... at February 21, 2013 09:49 PM (TvO05)

39 I don't need no stinkin' car to fly!

Posted by: Flying Squid at February 21, 2013 09:49 PM (Zn+eF)

40 37 ChemJeff hates snow,

1) I damn near totalled the purple PT Cruiser of Passion this evening I had to make a cameo at the shop....

2) you're dead on, the Federal Government is the dedicated enemy of progress and prosperity through hyper regulatory fiat religion cloaked as duty.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 21, 2013 09:50 PM (LRFds)

41 >>>I dunno, I was rather fond of the Jetsons prototype. of car gently
rounded, where it looked like you might softly bounce off a bird or a
person in his jet suit


But it looked like an AMC Pacer. Am I right?

http://tinyurl.com/9wf84sr

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 21, 2013 09:50 PM (4Mv1T)

42 The future belongs to the bureaucrat

You mean, "the past", probably starting around 1930 or so with Hoover (and Mussolini, and Bruening, and Stalin).

WW2 was a war over which bureaucrat should win.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 21, 2013 09:50 PM (QTHTd)

43 I've seen this Moller Skycar thing before.

Does this motherfucker have access to a library? Or a calculator?

He thinks he's going to get 720 HP continuous out of an ethanol powered engine, and that it's going to be sufficient to get to a Max ceiling of 36,000 feet. He is out of his fucking mind.

Top speed over 350 mph? Sure! As it's falling out of the sky, it'll get pretty peppy, I'm sure.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 21, 2013 09:50 PM (CnrK5)

44 Tough to land that first one.
Posted by: RokShox at February 21, 2013 09:45 PM (8MMMw)
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I was going to say the same thing. Once airborne, you're never coming down. I wonder if it has a toilet?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 21, 2013 09:51 PM (jucos)

45 Oh and Purp Av thanks for the pics....

when I came back after my hiatus and went on a disjointed stream of conciousness tear on Extinction level Events on Ace's thread on SMOG and the great Burp this is part of my rage fuel....

we are SUPPOSED to be on MARS goddamnit.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 21, 2013 09:51 PM (LRFds)

46 More probable than flying cars are the buildings so large you live your entire life inside one.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 21, 2013 09:51 PM (trE5i)

47
yeah remember when they portrayed an early 21st century dystopia having replicants and flying cars???

boy we're progressing like gangbusters ain't we?

BladeRunner looks like a theme park compared to Detroit.
Posted by: sven10077 at February 21, 2013 09:39 PM (LRFds)


ROBOCOP looks like a utopia compared to the real Detroit.

Posted by: rd at February 21, 2013 09:52 PM (zLp5I)

48 But it looked like an AMC Pacer. Am I right?

http://tinyurl.com/9wf84sr

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 21, 2013 09:50 PM (4Mv1T)omgoodness, you are right.
i rescind my adoration for all things Jetson. even rosie!

Posted by: ette at February 21, 2013 09:52 PM (nqBYe)

49 43 EoJ,

because of the regulatory fiat on blended restricted octane Petrol we're stuck with Ground Effect style hover vehicles not turbine driven air foils....

YAY what's the opposite of Progress?

Congress and Congress gave the reds the keys to the economy back in the year of my birth...

Posted by: sven10077 at February 21, 2013 09:53 PM (LRFds)

50 BladeRunner looks like a theme park compared to Detroit.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 21, 2013 09:39 PM


Taffy Lewis tells you to buzz off, then lays on the free drinks. Would you get that kind of brusque charm in Detroit?

Posted by: otho at February 21, 2013 09:53 PM (yBF/9)

51 Flying cars are fun in theory, but there's not much of a safety net. If my car dies, I can put on the hazards and slowly pull over to the side. If a flying car craps out, there's no option other than to plummet. Thanks, I'll stick with my earthbound gas guzzler.

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at February 21, 2013 09:53 PM (d6TfZ)

52 47 rd,

Yup...it is amazing what 70 years of Mule domination will do for you....

Posted by: sven10077 at February 21, 2013 09:53 PM (LRFds)

53 Top speed over 350 mph? Sure! As it's falling out of the sky, it'll get pretty peppy, I'm sure.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 21, 2013 09:50 PM (CnrK5)




Well, he didn't say whether the direction would be lateral or vertical, now did he?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 21, 2013 09:53 PM (GEICT)

54 The best looking and most realized 'sky' vehicle still has to be the Hoverbike demonstrated by these guys.

http://hover-bike.com/index.html



Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 21, 2013 09:53 PM (Ipj15)

55 Need self driving cars first. Then, only once we perfect that, should we make them fly and have sex with you.

Posted by: wooga at February 21, 2013 09:54 PM (TMpOq)

56 50 Otho,

The replicants have a better life than what nanny and Barry want for us....

sure they're super powered sex/murder/slave labor toys but at least they get to shine for 4 years....

Posted by: sven10077 at February 21, 2013 09:54 PM (LRFds)

57 arcology..damn, that was the word I couldn't remember

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 21, 2013 09:54 PM (trE5i)

58
More probable than flying cars are the buildings so large you live your entire life inside one.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 21, 2013 09:51 PM (trE5i)



I am trying that here at home, but still have to leave to go to work and shop, dammit. I need a telecommuting job.

Posted by: rd at February 21, 2013 09:54 PM (zLp5I)

59 If I can't have that cool Jetsons engine tone, I'm kind of meh.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 21, 2013 09:56 PM (MBqvE)

60 Will they have seat belt buzzers? If so, I'm out.

Posted by: Locked Nest Monster at February 21, 2013 09:56 PM (JgkPs)

61
Pull that moro over for texting, smoking and talking on the phone while flying that car!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at February 21, 2013 09:56 PM (Jcd0S)

62 I need a telecommuting job.
Posted by: rd at February 21, 2013 09:54 PM (zLp5I)
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I have one and don't like it much. I want an office to go to.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 21, 2013 09:56 PM (jucos)

63 >>>I am trying that here at home, but still have to leave to go to work and shop, dammit. I need a telecommuting job.

Closed my office and moved it home three years ago. Gun safe is in the home office, scotch is in the gun safe. I never leave the office.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 21, 2013 09:56 PM (4Mv1T)

64 ROBOCOP looks like a utopia compared to the real Detroit.

Posted by: rd at February 21, 2013 09:52 PM (zLp5I)


You all should have taken us up on our offer on "Delta City"

Posted by: Omni-Consumer Products at February 21, 2013 09:56 PM (Vk2pI)

65 Coming Real Soon Now for a couple of decades!

Available now, at least in testing stage. I know the sister of the guy that invented it. Unfortunately, he was hit by a propellor and paralyzed, so I suspect that it might be awhile before it is commercially available.
http://tinyurl.com/b37hwf6

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 21, 2013 09:56 PM (GwA+S)

66 How about hoverboards to start.

Posted by: eman at February 21, 2013 09:57 PM (f/RPX)

67 Yeah it'd be awesome to have an Arcology for the refinery workers, and a thriving free port for commerce in and out of North America that charged only slip fees.

Some nation and culture are going to rediscover Locke, Smith, and Friedman and make a goddamned growth machine....

pity it ain't gonna be ours.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 21, 2013 09:57 PM (LRFds)

68 >>>pity it ain't gonna be ours.

There will still be "haves" on this turf. Just a whole lot more "have nots".

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 21, 2013 09:59 PM (4Mv1T)

69 Yes. The Jetsons propulsion noise is classic. If my Hovehicle doesn't make that sound, I am not interested.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 21, 2013 09:59 PM (jucos)

70 I have one and don't like it much. I want an office to go to.
Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 21, 2013 09:56 PM (jucos)


Pro: You can work pantless
Con: No sexy secretaries to ogle.

Tough choice.

Posted by: Locked Nest Monster at February 21, 2013 09:59 PM (JgkPs)

71 Arcology for the masses, flying cars for the one percent to get from their wilderness estates back to the office for board meetings.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 21, 2013 10:00 PM (trE5i)

72 Obama gonna let you have a flying car? No. He will let you have a poke in the eye though.

Posted by: The New Reality at February 21, 2013 10:00 PM (N2yhW)

73 Mojo Nixon says it's flying go-karts or nothing.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at February 21, 2013 10:00 PM (cmekS)

74 Fuck flying cars where are the sexbots. Um, why is every one looking at me funny?

Posted by: wattyler1381 at February 21, 2013 10:01 PM (F2Vrz)

75
Pre ONT? Is this like rubbing one out before you head off to pick up your date?

Also, flying cars, Hiller already did that.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 21, 2013 10:01 PM (eyJh9)

76 >>>Pro: You can work pantless

Con: No sexy secretaries to ogle.


My office is at home, and my wife is still a babe. Just can't get her to walk around pantless like I do.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 21, 2013 10:01 PM (4Mv1T)

77 Fender benders and engine problems in Hovehicles will most likely result in death for all involved. I will probably pass.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 21, 2013 10:01 PM (jucos)

78 70,

That's chocolate and peanut butter right there.

Posted by: eman at February 21, 2013 10:02 PM (f/RPX)

79 The Moller Deathbox is designed for multiple applications in which flaming death is required for a pilot and up to three passengers at relatively low altitudes and airspeeds with an attractive price point for the amateur suicide enthusiast.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 21, 2013 10:03 PM (CnrK5)

80 If you don't got Mojo Nixon then your store could use some fixin'.

Posted by: The Dead Milkmen at February 21, 2013 10:03 PM (mjR67)

81 77 Truck Monkey,

we have mobile processors more powerful in many ways that fit in our hands that NASA would have killed for....

a ground effect hover car with ~70MPH forward motion and a max altitude of say 100 ft with a battery powered back up autogyro her in equivalent would probably be safer not less so than roads...

figure nap of earth is restricted to landing pattern, ~25 feet up to ~50 feet up for approach and the other 25 ft intervals for "passing lanes"....

I dunno....I miss "us" and "us' were inventive bastards who made airplanes and Saturn Vs....

Obama makes "poodoo" as Jar Jar would say

Posted by: sven10077 at February 21, 2013 10:05 PM (LRFds)

82 Flying cars are a terrorist's worst nightmare.

Wait.

Posted by: eman at February 21, 2013 10:05 PM (f/RPX)

83 ette @48
But, but, but,,, what about Astro?

Posted by: teej at February 21, 2013 10:07 PM (wIEXv)

84
"Flying cars are fun in theory, but there's not much of a safety net. If my car dies, I can put on the hazards and slowly pull over to the side. If a flying car craps out, there's no option other than to plummet. Thanks, I'll stick with my earthbound gas guzzler."

They've got parachutes on planes now. Just the plane none foryou.

Posted by: harleycowboy at February 21, 2013 10:07 PM (+9AX9)

85 Flying cars are for pussies.

Jetpacks.

Posted by: zsasz at February 21, 2013 10:13 PM (MMC8r)

86
Your Daily Ewwwww:

Water in LA hotel tasted funny for weeks, decomposed body found in roof tower

For an entire week, hotel guests were showering, brushing their teeth, and drinking the water from a tank holding the decomposing body of a Canadian tourist. Fucking Canadians! I think it's high time to put 'War Plan Red' into action!
http://tinyurl.com/aeux77n

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 21, 2013 10:25 PM (eyJh9)

87




Yeah...off to the barrel with me.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 21, 2013 10:26 PM (eyJh9)

88 I can only imagine how much Christmas shopping traffic would suck if cars could operate in three dimensions.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 21, 2013 09:45 PM (CA2NO)


I'm going to hold on to the 'stang, then when everyone is jetting about in their flying cars I'll have the roads all to myself.

it will be glorious...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 21, 2013 10:35 PM (yh0zB)

89 The Moller Deathbox is designed for multiple
applications in which flaming death is required for a pilot and up to
three passengers at relatively low altitudes and airspeeds with an
attractive price point for the amateur suicide enthusiast.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 21, 2013 10:03 PM (CnrK5)


so...not a fan?

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 21, 2013 10:36 PM (yh0zB)

90 The Moller Deathbox is designed for multiple
applications in which flaming death is required for a pilot and up to
three passengers at relatively low altitudes and airspeeds with an
attractive price point for the amateur suicide enthusiast.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 21, 2013 10:03 PM (CnrK5)

^^^^this
Any "aircraft" that purports to "fly" by engine thrust alone is an accident looking for a place to happen. The Moller Skycar and the Hoverbike both fall into this category. Vaporware, mostly.

Air cars, or "roadable airplanes" have been built and sold in the past. Bing the Waterman Aeromobile. Big problem with them is, they are neither a very good car, nor a very good airplane. Too many design compromises. And they cost more than a good car AND a good airplane. And you can't magically lift off from a traffic-clogged freeway and soar away from the fist-shaking proles in their ground-bound cars.

One of those neat ideas that sounds wonderful, until the practicalities get in the way.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 21, 2013 10:40 PM (29+x5)

91
What will happen first:

Flying cars or a Cubs world series?

Posted by: prescient11 at February 21, 2013 10:41 PM (qv7yL)

92 The Moller Skycar is best known for making investor money fly away.

Posted by: David at February 21, 2013 10:49 PM (j5fG7)

93 "... a Cubs world series?"

Holy freaking bat man!!! Da Cubs in the series? Dead fish will cream his panties (with a little manual assistance from Bill Ayers) and gangsters will turn in their 9s.

Posted by: angel with a sword at February 21, 2013 11:21 PM (LCb5K)

94 I owned a flying car once for a short time. It was because I WAS DRIVING WAY TOO FAST.

Posted by: Judge_Roy_Bean at February 22, 2013 01:54 AM (cCxiu)

95 The moeller IS my dream car

Posted by: Blacksmith8 at February 22, 2013 06:34 AM (Yzu6e)

96 The moeller is periodically resurrected every so often when they are fishing for "investors".

This has been going on for 30 years.

suckers.

Posted by: TheTruth at February 22, 2013 07:08 AM (iHeMr)

97 I don't know who the genius is who thought about mixing flying bot you have sex with, but this humble observer notes: I know when I would like to hit 0gs. Just hopefully the flying bot is also great cuddler for the slow descent back to the ground.

Posted by: I now have a mission at February 22, 2013 07:47 AM (Xf6HL)

98 Anyone taken in by this decades old scam deserves being parted from their money.

I would love to see some interviews with these "investors".

Posted by: Dang at February 22, 2013 09:54 AM (R18D0)

99
Late to this party, yeah, I saw the pic of the moller car and had to comment. I don't think it was an intentional scam, but just a huge failure. I knew an engineer that worked for them a couple years ago. They were doing very real work, it wasn't just for show. But they did greatly mislead their investors as far as their progress went. The owner/inventor made it sound like his kid was out flying one of these things when in reality one had never flown ever. As far as aeronautics budgets go he was developing this thing on a shoestring. He needs a proper budget comparable with developing and testing a commercial airliner. I believe he could make it work, but he just thought he could do more than he could with the money he raised, and he's a horrible businessman. Take the osprey, I believe it was several dozen marines died in the testing of that evil plane. It seems to work great today, but it was a long road getting tothat point.
The vehicle could work, but the money needed to design it property would raise the per-unit cost by so much that it's questionable whether it would make much of a profit.It would only be profitable and affordable if a bazillion of the things were sold. A whole bunch of super rich people would have to eat that nut.
And even after making it work and making it safe, it's still something that would end up being highly regulated. It's a lawsuit waiting to happen. The car/plane was supposed to be super easy to fly... the idea was that it would tap into the FFA tracking system real-time and would use computer control to prevent itself from flying into other planes or flying cars. They even wanted to try and make it so you didn't need a pilots license to fly it. A huge mountain of bureaucrats standing in the way of that vision. It's very possible, we have the technology for this, but government would never allow it.
A lot of moller's business tanked after 911. A lot of people saw the vehicle as something that could be used for terrorism. A cheap plane that didn't need a runway to takeoff. You could transport the thing on a trailer into the middle of a city, take off in the middle of a city and attack any target long before national guard or military had a chance to even talk about responding. They would be on target before the plane even appeared on someone's radar.
In a world with naked airport body scanners and where it's a argument as to whether pilots should be allowed sidearmsyou think the government would ever allow flying cars? Not a chance in hell. Just saying. In this day and age if you want to have a successful business you need to pick something that is the least likely to involve government... unless you're doing environmentalist crap.

Posted by: Andrew at February 22, 2013 11:10 AM (HS3dy)






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