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Convertible 'flying car' takes to the sky


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A prototype flying car has completed a 35-minute flight between international airports in Nitra and Bratislava, Slovakia.

The hybrid car-aircraft, AirCar, is equipped with a BMW engine and runs on regular petrol-pump fuel.

Its creator, Prof Stefan Klein, said it could fly about 1,000km (600 miles), at a height of 8,200ft (2,500m), and had clocked up 40 hours in the air so far.

It takes two minutes and 15 seconds to transform from car into aircraft.

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https://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-57660603

 

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it's not a new concept i've seen similar designs this past two decades with cars that look more like a hatchback than a sports/super car that makes up this prototype flying car ... we are a long way from seeing a Jetson's or a joe 90 style flying cars

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The Terrafugia TF-X is the flying car that excites me it's went to concept to actual flying prototype

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_J4pJBow00

but the pods type flying cars seem to be gaining traction with the Airbus Popup and The Terrafugia TF-2

 

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