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24th Jan '16 6:20:22 PM nombretomado
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** In John Byrne's ''SupermanAndBatmanGenerations'', Clark Wayne as Knight-Wing operated a flying Batmobile.
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** In John Byrne's ''SupermanAndBatmanGenerations'', ''ComicBook/SupermanAndBatmanGenerations'', Clark Wayne as Knight-Wing operated a flying Batmobile.
15th Jan '16 8:57:06 AM Adept
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* Flying cars exist in ''SilentMoebius,'' but have yet to replace ground vehicles. The AMP uses 'spinner' patrol cars and Rally has a flying limousine. * Wallace's Air Car in ''PokemonSpecial''. It can even be controlled remotely, a fact Ruby exploited twice during the final battles of the Ruby/Sapphire StoryArc.
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* Flying cars exist in ''SilentMoebius,'' ''Manga/SilentMobius,'' but have yet to replace ground vehicles. The AMP uses 'spinner' patrol cars and Rally has a flying limousine. * Wallace's Air Car in ''PokemonSpecial''.''Manga/PokemonSpecial''. It can even be controlled remotely, a fact Ruby exploited twice during the final battles of the Ruby/Sapphire StoryArc.

* ''TrinityBlood'' has an aerodynamics-challenged version.
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* ''TrinityBlood'' ''Manga/TrinityBlood'' has an aerodynamics-challenged version.
19th Dec '15 5:31:14 PM nombretomado
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* SheHulk once had a flying car (a gift from a benevolent alien) but later lost it.
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* SheHulk ComicBook/SheHulk once had a flying car (a gift from a benevolent alien) but later lost it.
16th Dec '15 8:31:55 PM DesertDragon
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The lack of flying cars in RealLife is a [[IWantMyJetpack common complaint]]. The fact that they would for all intents and purposes be personal aircraft, and require the same regulations and specialized skill as planes and helicopters is a big reason why we haven't seen any in our lifetimes. The other big reason is that the requirements of flight and the requirements of driving don't have a lot of overlap, thus any vehicle designed to do both is going to do both poorly due to the necessary engineering compromises. Several flying cars ''have been invented'' in RealLife, but [[AwesomeButImpractical the concept has always ended up getting scrapped]] because said flying cars used up a ''lot'' of fuel... and had a penchant for crash-landing when they ran out [[note]]Airplanes are specifically designed to glide to the ground in the case of engine failure, whereas a flying car would just plummet.[[/note]]. Most fictional cars {{handwave}} this by saying something about an AntiGravity element in place. Even so, the air traffic that would ensue would be ungovernable (See ''Back to the Future Part II'''s hilarious {{deconstruction}} of this trope.) If you still want your flying car, look into gyrocopters.
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The lack of flying cars in RealLife is a [[IWantMyJetpack common complaint]]. The fact that they would for all intents and purposes be personal aircraft, and require the same regulations and specialized skill as planes and helicopters is a big reason why we haven't seen any in our lifetimes. The other big reason is that the requirements of flight and the requirements of driving don't have a lot of overlap, thus any vehicle designed to do both is going to do both poorly due to the necessary engineering compromises. Several flying cars ''have been invented'' in RealLife, but [[AwesomeButImpractical the concept has always ended up getting scrapped]] because said flying cars used up a ''lot'' of fuel... and had a penchant for crash-landing when they ran out [[note]]Airplanes are specifically designed to glide to the ground in the case of engine failure, whereas a flying car would just plummet.[[/note]]. Most fictional cars {{handwave}} this by saying something about an having some kind of AntiGravity element in place. Even so, the air traffic that would ensue would be ungovernable (See ''Back to the Future Part II'''s hilarious {{deconstruction}} of this trope.) If you still want your As the Real Life examples describe, the closest you'll get to a realistic flying car, look into gyrocopters. car is a "roadable aircraft". That is, a small plane with folding wings that can be driven home or wherever from the airfield. They're not known for fuel efficiency, but they solve the problem of transportation once you land.
16th Dec '15 8:22:10 PM DesertDragon
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See also: LookMaNoPlane. If the car in question is flying through the air in many small pieces due to an explosion, see Main/ExternalCombustion. The AmphibiousAutomobile is a similar concept, albeit one that is more successful in real life.
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See also: LookMaNoPlane. If the car in question is flying through the air in many small pieces due to an explosion, see Main/ExternalCombustion. The AmphibiousAutomobile is a similar concept, albeit one that is more successful in real life. life since it's much easier to make a car float in water than in the air.
8th Dec '15 9:54:56 AM NotSoBadassLongcoat
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* Common in the world of ''ComicBook/FunkyKoval''. Some even have special features like onboard defense systems.
29th Nov '15 5:00:57 AM NozzDogg
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* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' rocket cars and trucks are the go to choice for the rich and well off. There are enough of them to turn the skies of New York into something akin to Coruscant.
8th Nov '15 11:36:57 AM AmayirotAkago
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* ''VideoGame/TexMurphy'' has one which is used to travel between locations. In ''UnderAKillingMoon'', it can even ''go into SPACE'' when Murphy visits the off-planet Broken Skull bar.
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* ''VideoGame/TexMurphy'' has one which is used to travel between locations. In ''UnderAKillingMoon'', ''Under A Killing Moon'', it can even ''go into SPACE'' when Murphy visits the off-planet Broken Skull bar.
8th Nov '15 11:36:17 AM AmayirotAkago
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* VideoGame/TexMurphy has one in ''Mean Streets''. It is not clear what happened to it in the subsequent games.
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* VideoGame/TexMurphy ''VideoGame/TexMurphy'' has one in ''Mean Streets''. It which is not clear what happened used to travel between locations. In ''UnderAKillingMoon'', it in can even ''go into SPACE'' when Murphy visits the subsequent games.off-planet Broken Skull bar.
8th Oct '15 5:29:56 PM nombretomado
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* The Star Rocket Racer, the rarely-seen personal flying auto of both the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] Star-Spangled Kid and Stargirl of the JusticeSocietyOfAmerica. Ever since she got her Cosmic Rod she hasn't really had a need for it.
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* The Star Rocket Racer, the rarely-seen personal flying auto of both the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] Star-Spangled Kid and Stargirl of the JusticeSocietyOfAmerica.ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica. Ever since she got her Cosmic Rod she hasn't really had a need for it.
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