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Personal electric plane won't need an airport

Soumis
 
Now that hoverboards are an honest-to-god thing, we have to say we're pretty disappointed with how flying cars have worked out. Another company has jumped into the fray with a vertical take-off plane called the Lilium that can soar at 400 km/h (250 mph). We'd normally say they're dreaming with the specs: A 10,000 foot ceiling, 500 km (310 mile) range and helicopter-like takeoffs, all on battery power. However, it's hosted by a European Space Agency (ESA) incubator and the… (www.engadget.com) Plus d'info...

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ToddBaldwin3
ToddBaldwin3 6
Nice concept. I'll file it along with my "Jetson's" flying car and my home on the moon base colony.
stansdds
And hoverboards are not actually hoverboards, but are Segway's with small diameter wheels and no handlebars.
Bernie20910
Bernie20910 2
Think about the average idiot drivers that surround you on the highways; consider the falling apart condition of their vehicles, and then consider them controlling something that flies.

If/when that happens I'm moving to a bunker and getting everything I need delivered, and never going outside again.
eddiemac
eddiemac 1
I agree!
dodger4
dodger4 1
I'll take one of those please. Beam me up, Scotty.
Ruger9X19
Ruger9X19 1
It's not that it can't be done. It's that it can't be done in an economically viable way.
narayan
narayan 1
I'll have whatever they are smoking.
lynx318
lynx318 1
Oh look, new Jedi starfighters!! *cough, cough*

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WeatherWise
WeatherWise 9
Well, then why don't you post something more enlightening for us all, genius? Seems like you're jaws are always flapping but you're never saying anything. You could have just read the article and moved on.

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