• Oct 25th 2013 at 12:15PM
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A company in Bratislava, Slovakia is developing a flying car prototype which seems to have achieved the ultimate dream; a functional road car which can easily transition to a plane.

A company in Bratislava, Slovakia is developing a flying car prototype which seeks to achieve the shared dream of futurists the world over: a functional road car which can easily transition to a plane.

Aeromobil released flight test footage of the Aeromobil 2.5, a two-seater with a 100 horsepower Rotax 912 engine. That may not sound powerful, but it is enough to get the tires off the ground and power the rear-mounted propeller in airplane mode.

According to Digital Trends the Aeromobil 2.5 can reach a top speed of 124 miles per hour in the air, with a reported range of about 430 miles. The steel frame with carbon fiber body keeps the car at a slim 992 pounds.

The idea of retractable folding wings on a car is also being pioneered by Terrafugia, a company based in Woburn, Mass. Development of their high-flying Terrafugia Transition is a few years ahead of the Aeromobil 2.5, which is not yet ready for production.

[Source: Aeromobil via Digital Trends]

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      If these people show this video to propective buyers. It will be a definite flop. What needs to be done is get an experience pilot. This guy was all over the place. It looked like a struggle for him. I think I'll stay on the ground!!!!!!
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      I've been saying for years that the govt has this capability... just doesn't trust the public with that knowledge. And honestly, it would be years before the general public could be trained; for those that could afford such a luxury, that is. If they can make giant planes lift off like a helicopter, they can do it with cars. My dad got his degree in auto mechanics, which led to a job in aerospace engineering. He was instrumental on testing and approving the stealth. I get my cynicism from him ;)
      • 1 Year Ago
      A flying car , and texting, Great combo.
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      Yes, I want one but I don't want anyone else up there with me.
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      I cant wait ti see the traffic lights
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      WAIT A MINUTE!!! I just realized a very useful advancement for travel in one of these things. When somebody farts, there'll be plenty of airflow to clear out the passenger compartment!
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      I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!
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      Imagine the idiots on the road in the air
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      that is going to be a national security nightmare.
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      A collision in the air would be a lot less forgiving than one on the ground. I'll stick with the airlines.
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        They should have to carry Auto and Aircraft insurance. The rich need to create jobs not favorite pass times!
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      Many of these genius inventions never make it to production or use in the USA. Most of the fledgling electric cars are too expensive for the average consumer market. The boat cars I thought were the most practical they can still go if the road is flooded out! The Amphicars got to be the best.
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