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    Default Cool new car/plane prototype that actually flies!

    I have seen a bunch of these on the planes of the future type things but this is the first one I saw actually fly.

    Pretty cool!

    link - http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-10199366-76.html
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    Default Re: Cool new car/plane prototype that actually flies!

    Others have tried this concept. This one makes far better use of aerodynamics and hopefully will be better powered than its predecessors. The fact that it flys on car gas is a definite plus as is its claim of reaching highway speeds on land.

    It would be interesting to know if it taxies under propeller power or combines with wheel drive. My guess is that it does not.

    Unfortunately its low airspeed will make it more of a novelty plane than a true transportation alternative, but its definitely a step in the right direction.

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