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China makes an Electric Flying Automobile

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China makes an Electric Flying Automobile
Posted by daveklepper on Monday, October 24, 2022 1:48 AM

xpeng, 2-seater, verticalb 

Designejerusad by Akisa, photo from Aksa, manufactured by Xpeng, 2-seater v today's ertical take-off and landing.  

No other technical details provided in Today's Jerusal3em Post website, which mainly discussed trade/ between the Arab Near-East and China.  The "car" was any reader know moreexhibikted ikn Dubai.

Any reader know more?

 

 

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, October 24, 2022 10:33 AM

From Steve Sattler:

An Israelis company is working on something similar.

Israel flying car:- An Israeli startup that is developing a “flying” vehicle, an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for individual consumers, said its prototype aircraft successfully completed a first hover test with regulators recently, setting the company on a path for further flight certification.

Liftoff: Israeli startup's 'flying car' aces first test

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Posted by CMStPnP on Monday, October 24, 2022 9:04 PM

I think it is a neat gee-whiz invention but I do not see a market for flying electric cars unless we have floating charging stations and floating parking garages stashed somewhere.     You still have to deal with congestion on the ground.    I can't see flying one through downtown Chicago with the strong gusts of wind there or any other large built up city.   

Kind of curious if China will ever invent anything possibly the broad base of consumers worldwide can use and would like to buy?    Right now all I see is outsourced products from other first world countries or stuff the Chinese have borrowed without permission.

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Posted by 54light15 on Monday, October 24, 2022 11:51 PM

Plus if these become popular there would be congestion in the air. Didn't you ever see "The Jetsons?" 

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Posted by rdamon on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 7:16 AM
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Posted by 54light15 on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 7:23 PM

I saw that one at a show in Michigan- if its the same one, it used to belong to the actor Bob Cummings who was an avid pilot. 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 7:51 PM

54light15

I saw that one at a show in Michigan- if its the same one, it used to belong to the actor Bob Cummings who was an avid pilot. 

 

That he was!  In fact, he was taught to fly by his godfather, Orville Wright!  Bob soloed at 17 in 1927.

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Posted by Backshop on Friday, October 28, 2022 8:22 AM

I remember reading in either Popular Mechanics or Popular Science back in the 60s that there would be flying cars by 1970. Think of all the fatalities from fender benders.

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