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adrianxw
04-05-2003, 07:23 AM
There was a thread a while back, (here (http://cboard.cprogramming.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=33208)), which discussed cars, I think I'd like to take one of these (http://www.moller.com/skycar/m400/) for a test run.

Check out the videos, and place your order now.

Fountain
04-05-2003, 08:41 AM
Fuel consumption: 28 mpg
Operational ceiling: 29,000 ft
Gross weight: 2400 lbs



wow 28mpg at 29k feet.....hehe

RoD
04-05-2003, 08:41 AM
there was a show on discovery channel about these, if i remember correctly they are still trying to get certain permits, as it has never actually been used/tested.

//Just noticed it has been tested now, it was last year is aw the //show

RoD
04-05-2003, 08:49 AM
O.O

http://www.moller.com/purchase/purch_info.html

alpha
04-05-2003, 09:40 AM
Originally posted by RoD
O.O

http://www.moller.com/purchase/purch_info.html yikes.

Commander
04-05-2003, 02:19 PM
i gotta rob bill gates to get one of those

Shadow
04-05-2003, 02:23 PM
That's almomst as much as a Ferrarir Enzo F6 costs($1 million). The engine has nice output though. Only thing I've seen similar was a 640 hp output Merlin 540 land engine.

RoD
04-05-2003, 02:24 PM
Well theres cars that pump 1000+ HP.....

Shadow
04-05-2003, 02:27 PM
> Well theres cars that pump 1000+ HP.....
Oh yeah, that's right. *slaps forehead*

(and the dragsters that do 1/4 mile in 4 seconds, etc.)

sean
04-05-2003, 02:31 PM
Yeah I read an articale about those in Popular Science - that'd be fun to do flyby's of commercial jets with!

RoD
04-05-2003, 02:34 PM
Originally posted by Shadow
> Well theres cars that pump 1000+ HP.....
Oh yeah, that's right. *slaps forehead*

(and the dragsters that do 1/4 mile in 4 seconds, etc.)

There are cars cranking 1k in HP...

Leingfelter's (i kno that isnt spelled right) 97 Corvette, Motor Trends Project Viper, theres another one i saw on the speed channel special too..

adrianxw
04-05-2003, 03:02 PM
>>> Well theres cars that pump 1000+ HP.....

At 20,000 feet?

RoD
04-05-2003, 03:04 PM
not on their own power, no :D

Shadow
04-05-2003, 03:04 PM
> At 20,000 feet?
ok, rod got it..

- edit -..

dP munky
04-05-2003, 03:08 PM
how the hell would you get a license for one of those bad boy's? FAA??

RoD
04-05-2003, 03:14 PM
wait.....we need a license? uh oh....

dP munky
04-05-2003, 03:20 PM
seems way to unstable of a vehicle not to have a license, and i mean, youre sharing the skies w/2000 commercial planes...no way they'll let us just go crusin

RoD
04-05-2003, 03:32 PM
i say me and alpha steal it, fly it to adrians house, park it on his lawn with a gift bow on it, ring his door bell and run. After he gets in it we call the FBI or whatever and tell em we got the robber and collect our huge cash reward!

dP munky
04-05-2003, 03:34 PM
LMAO yeah, and if the cops catch YOU stealing it, they'll have nothing on you, sky chopper 5 (the one that always ends up on Worlds most retarded criminal) cant fly that high or fast, you'll totally get away clean

RoD
04-05-2003, 03:41 PM
they wont catch me, im running on taco bell, and everyone knows taco bell makes u l337

Xei
04-05-2003, 04:03 PM
Ah, yes. I know that vehicle, it is actually quite an old idea. I remember seeing it, I believe 7 years ago. Back then it was just an idea, and they said they had planned for it to be on the market by 2010. Then I remember them saying something about traffic control when flying, so they decided to make virtual highways that you saw on a monitor. It was a cool idea, I hope it comes true! Imagine commercial airliners going out of business.. :)

edit: I think that some movies in 2006 or so will likely use this vehicle as some producers would likely love a scene with a vehicle like that.

SAMSAM
04-05-2003, 04:22 PM
reasons , why you shouldnt buy flying car.


http://maddog.weblogs.com/stories/storyReader$110

RoD
04-05-2003, 04:24 PM
Anyone ever seen the flying car bit from Clerks? I'd upload the vid of it but im on dialup.

dP munky
04-05-2003, 04:52 PM
>>clerks bit

the cartoon or the movie?

RoD
04-05-2003, 04:54 PM
movie, i dont know if it was from the movie clerks it was one of the movies in the series

dP munky
04-05-2003, 05:02 PM
well what was the joke?

Silvercord
04-05-2003, 05:33 PM
It says guaranteed performance is 25mpg...is that miles per gallon? How is that possible? wtf

EDIT:


Um, even if it were safe (would you get in a flying machine whose piloting system runs on Windows?) there are problems here:

lol

RoD
04-05-2003, 06:05 PM
Originally posted by dP munky
well what was the joke?

they had like a 10 minute conversation about what they would sacrafice, like body parts, male on male encounters, etc. It was some messed up stuff.

dP munky
04-05-2003, 06:10 PM
um....you sure this was clerks, i dont remember that convo?...

>>male on male
um how is that related to flying cars?? lol

TechWins
04-05-2003, 06:31 PM
Extremely irrelevant info for the rest of you below...

I really wish I could get a Nissan 200sx SE-R. Those cars have decent hp (140) for that type of car. They can get good speed, though, because of their light weight. They, also, have a stylish look. However, most importantly they are at a nice price. Plus it's a Nissan so it's going to run better than most domestic will. I was about to buy a 95 for $2500 (yes, I'm in high school trying to buy a car by myself so my funds are limited), but the car was already sold. I was very dissapointed. The exhaust already had headers on it and everything...arrrrgggghhhhh

RoD
04-05-2003, 06:43 PM
>>um how is that related to flying cars?? lol

Well he was like "what would u do for a flying car"? and then he was like would u do this or this or this etc. One of em was would u have sex with a man for the flying car or some crap. He bugged him for 95% of the skit and then the other guy was like " yea i'd have sex with him for the car as long as it was real and i could use it"....


so the other guy is like staring at him and says "you sick $$$$ its just a flying car......god your sick man"


its pretty good.

dP munky
04-05-2003, 06:51 PM
LMAO, thats funny, i still dont remember that from clerks, oh well, still funny though, "its just a flying car"

RoD
04-05-2003, 06:56 PM
maybe it was a skit, i'll see if i can get it uploaded tommorow on my buddies line.