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AeroMobil 3.0 Flying Car

By: on November 06, 2014

Just another flying car here. Though still a prototype, the AeroMobil 3.0 is an upgrade from the Slovakian company's pre-prototype 2.5, and has graduated to the flight-testing stage of bringing this inevitable feat of transportation to consumers' open roads and friendly skies. Give it, oh, I'd say 5 years. Not that I have a clue what the logistics of successfully testing, getting federal approval for, and manufacturing a fleet of flying cars is, but I'm still going with soup to nuts in 5 years.

The AeroMobil 3.0 says it can transform in seconds from an automobile to an airplane thanks to its incorporation of existing infrastructure for both vehicles. Even better, it uses standard gasoline, drives in traffic the same as any other car, and fits into a standard parking spot. Yeah, probably like the the Toyota Sequoia "fits" in the office garage spot next to your Chevy Aveo, but whatever. Driving an airplane to work and parking it like an asshole would still represent a great technological feat for mankind.

As an airplane, the AeroMobil should be able to take off from and land at any airport worldwide, as well as any grass strip or paved surface a few hundred meters long.

Version 3.0's body shell, wings, and wheels are composed of advanced composite material. Inside, drivers/pilots will find avionics equipment, autopilot features, and a parachute deployment system along with, like, a gas pedal and brake.

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Luxury Mile High Club Experience

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ZERO Helicopter

Holy hovering vehicle of flight! It's the ZERO concept helicopter from Spanish helicopter thinker upper Hector del Amo. How does it work? How fast can it go? How far can it go? Is it safe? Who the hell knows?! Apparently...

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FlyNano Single-Seat Seaplane

$48k from FlyNano »

Wetsuit recommended, pilot's license optional*. FlyNano Proto, an electric, single-seat amalgam of a seabird and a seaplane, took its maiden voyages in Summer 2012. Now the Finnish company is working to develop its first...

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Cyber Armor

$175 - $695 from Etsy »

Buckle up, boys, it's October 1. The onslaught of sexy Halloween costumes is revving its 400-asspower engine. Segue into the spectacle with a looksee at Spanish designer Boyd Baten's cyber armor. No, wait, I mean Boyd...

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Jet Beds

Oh boy. The magic of the sky meets the magic of where the magic happens. MotoArt, a group of daring-with-a-touch-of-devious mile-high artists, recycles old jet parts into exclusive, flashy pieces of furniture and home...

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Mercier-Jones Hovercraft

The Mercier-Jones' Hovercraft can achieve a lift of 8 inches. Wait, don't stop reading! I know that's not an epic flying car, or even Hoverbike, altitude, but consider this: would Big Brother really allow a private company...

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ICON Sport Aircraft

$139k from Icon »

An airplane with the cockpit of a Lotus sports car that can float or fly at the behest of a pilot without a true pilot's license. The ICON sounds like a terrific idea! Apparently in 2004 the FAA did something inconceivable:...

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Titty Twirlers Pasties

$20 from Etsy »

Here comes the airplane! Titty Twirlers are propellor pasties that put a twist on the traditional showstopping effect we typically expect the wind to have on a lady's (or dude's, per the video) wardrobe. I mean, Marilyn...

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Dyson Cyclone Belt Coffee Machine

Dyson keeps your life clean, cool, and now--if Jaehyo Lee's concept for a coffee maker comes to percolation--caffeinated. The Dyson Cyclone Belt Coffee Machine repurposes the technology of Dyson's vacuum cleaners and...

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Buzz Helicopter

Japanese design and engineering firm Phiaro has shown up to various motor and trade shows with some pretty sick rides, but the Buzz Helicopter concept (or maybe prototype? Information is sparse) has got to be the most...

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EHang 184 AAV - Life-Size Rideable Drone

By: EHANG »

EHang cut its teeth on drone manufacturing a couple years ago with the GHOSTDRONE, a quadcopter they dub "smart" and "the easiest drone to fly in the world." But now it's 2016. Smart and easy to fly are standards. EHang...

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Star Trek: TOS Bluetooth Communicator

$149.99 from ThinkGeek »

In the original Star Trek series, the communicator was a super long-range walkie-talkie Starfleet ships used to message between or within each other. Over time, it became an artifact of the future as seen through the...