What is it about flying cars? Why do they so fascinate the interest of inventors and magazine buyers? To judge from the number of would be flying car manufacturers and the number of magazines that have flying cars on the cover, the American public must be clamoring for their development! Why, they have even been featured on this selfsame website!
And yet, I have never heard anyone over the age of twelve, or not stuck in traffic, fantasize about a flying car. If one starts to fantasize about a flying car, the next logical progression is to say helicopter or plane, and then things get out of control – we want jet-packs and fusion reactors etc.
Recent flying car articles and information that have caught my eye:
Discopter – This is the basic flying car from the past. Not a lot of explanation on exactly how it flies, but great retro illustrations!
New Flying Car Concept Seeks to Revolutionize Personal Transport – And here is the modern counterpart. It’s much uglier. Strangely, the computer generated graphics are neither more accurate nor more attractive than the hand drafted pictures of the Discopter. This also, specifically is not a ‘flying car’. It is like a hover-bike.