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Beardybloke
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:20 pm    Post subject: spinners a reality? Reply with quote

According to this article the this vertical take off flying car is 8/12 years from mainstream production.
Abit later than 2019 but only by 8 years we may have spinners in our lifetime after all 😉.
http://www.topgear.com/car-news/future-tech/flying-car-here-last-its-terrafugias-tf-x
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TFS mate! And I'm sure we, old timers, will say to the new gen: Meh, was done already in that movie...Blade Runner if my memory serves me well
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately, until you can implement a reliable traffic control and safety system, this is a disaster waiting to happen. People can't avoid running into each other when we only have two dimensions to deal with (there were nearly 11,000,000 vehicle accidents in the US in 2009 alone), imagine how many more we'd encounter by adding up and down to the mix. You then have two (or more) vehicles plummeting to the ground, spewing wreckage along the way. Now, you not only have damage and casualties from the accident itself, but from anyone/anything beneath it.

Add to it that a mechanical failure is a whole lot more troublesome if you can't just coast to the shoulder or stop where you are.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh well guess I'll have to stick to waving my blue ray edition spinner around the living room making plane noises ☺️
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Unfortunately, until you can implement a reliable traffic control and safety system, this is a disaster waiting to happen. People can't avoid running into each other when we only have two dimensions to deal with (there were nearly 11,000,000 vehicle accidents in the US in 2009 alone), imagine how many more we'd encounter by adding up and down to the mix. You then have two (or more) vehicles plummeting to the ground, spewing wreckage along the way. Now, you not only have damage and casualties from the accident itself, but from anyone/anything beneath it.

Add to it that a mechanical failure is a whole lot more troublesome if you can't just coast to the shoulder or stop where you are.

Glass half empty this morning, eh?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm all for the flying car idea; just with steel nets on top of the streets
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two words:
Google Spinner
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