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27th Nov '16 5:19:00 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie The LEGO Movie]]'', Good Cop/Bad Cop's police car can transform into a hovercar.

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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie The LEGO Movie]]'', ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'', Good Cop/Bad Cop's police car can transform into a hovercar.



* Flint Lockwood made an attempt of building one without wings in ''CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'' [[spoiler: though actually builds a working and winged one by the climax]]

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* Flint Lockwood made an attempt of building one without wings in ''CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'' ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'' [[spoiler: though actually builds a working and winged one by the climax]]
18th Nov '16 7:16:47 AM Morgenthaler
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It's TheFuture and you want show how far technology has advanced. Or, your present-day Earthling heroes are visiting an alien planet whose society is light years ahead of us. Or the story is set in present-day Earth and you simply want to give your hero a CoolCar, but what do you do when missiles, NitroBoost and {{Ejection Seat}}s don't suffice to show just how much of a {{badass}} he is? Simple: flying cars!

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It's TheFuture and you want show how far technology has advanced. Or, your present-day Earthling heroes are visiting an alien planet whose society is light years ahead of us. Or the story is set in present-day Earth and you simply want to give your hero a CoolCar, but what do you do when missiles, NitroBoost and {{Ejection Seat}}s don't suffice to show just how much of a {{badass}} badass he is? Simple: flying cars!
14th Nov '16 8:08:21 PM PaulA
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* Creator/PhilipKDick had "ionscraft" in ''The Ganymede Takeover''.

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* ''Literature/TheGanymedeTakeover'' by Creator/PhilipKDick and Ray Nelson had "ionscraft" in ''The Ganymede Takeover''."ionscraft".
9th Nov '16 8:56:12 AM nombretomado
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* The Whiz Wagon, used by ComicBook/JimmyOlsen and the Newsboy Legion during JackKirby's "Fourth World" tenure at DC in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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* The Whiz Wagon, used by ComicBook/JimmyOlsen and the Newsboy Legion during JackKirby's Creator/JackKirby's "Fourth World" tenure at DC in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
26th Oct '16 8:04:09 PM DesertDragon
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The lack of flying cars in RealLife is a [[IWantMyJetpack common complaint]]. When people think of flying cars, they generally mean a vehicle that looks, drives and behaves exactly like an automobile... except flying. Otherwise you could say we already have them in the form of helicopters or small planes. This would require some rather fanciful technology for a vehicle to get off the ground without wings or a rotor system in place. This is usually handwaved with some mention of an antigravity device. Still, a flying car would essentially be a personal aircraft and would require the same skills and regulations as a small airplane. The closest thing we have in real life is "roadable aircraft", essentially small planes whose wings and propeller detach, allowing the vehicle to be driven home from the airport. Not meant to replace your day-to-day car.

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The lack of flying cars in RealLife is a [[IWantMyJetpack common complaint]]. When people think of flying cars, they generally mean a vehicle that looks, drives and behaves exactly like an automobile... except flying. Otherwise you could say we already have them in the form of helicopters or small planes. This would require some rather fanciful technology for a vehicle to get off the ground without wings or a rotor system in place. This is usually handwaved with some mention of an antigravity device. Still, a flying car would essentially be a personal aircraft and would require the same skills and regulations as a small airplane. The closest thing we have in real life is "roadable aircraft", aircraft," essentially small planes whose wings and propeller detach, allowing the vehicle to be driven home from the airport. Not meant to replace your day-to-day car.
23rd Oct '16 9:00:34 PM Pinokio
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* The Ehang 184 Passenger Drone may fit another definition of car, instead of being the type of car that can be driven on the road.
13th Oct '16 10:48:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* The students of ''Film/SkyHigh'' go to school in a flying bus.

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* The students of ''Film/SkyHigh'' ''Film/SkyHigh2005'' go to school in a flying bus.
9th Oct '16 4:43:59 PM MagnusForce
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' all cars are flying cars. Nobody even knows what wheels are. And yet they still [[CrapsackWorld crawl along in traffic jams]].
** Like most ''Futurama'' gags, they only "don't know what wheels are" for the one episode where it's funny.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', all cars are flying cars. Nobody even knows what wheels are. are (though how much they know varies from episode to episode as RuleOfFunny dictates). And yet they still [[CrapsackWorld crawl along in traffic jams]].
** Like most ''Futurama'' gags, they only "don't know what wheels are" for the one episode where it's funny.
jams down roadways.
9th Oct '16 9:13:58 AM DesertDragon
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* Many many ''many'' attempts have been made in real life at combining automobiles and aircraft, as you'll see below, but the idea has never gotten off the ground (pun intended) for the same reason combined baseball/football stadiums went out of style: their functional needs are so different, making something that does both only succeeds in making it bad at one and horrible at the other. Not only are such vehicles clunky to operate, but they are also expensive to purchase and burn a lot of fuel while in use, meaning there's not the least bit of convenience in owning one. People who pursue this concept are in it ''only'' for the coolness factor.

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* Many many ''many'' attempts have been made in real life at combining automobiles and aircraft, as you'll see below, but the idea has never gotten off the ground (pun intended) for the same reason combined baseball/football stadiums went out of style: their functional needs are so different, making something that does both only succeeds in making it bad lousy at one and horrible at the other. Not only are such vehicles clunky to operate, but they are also expensive to purchase and burn a lot of fuel while in use, meaning there's not the least bit of convenience in owning one. People who pursue this concept are in it ''only'' for the coolness factor.RuleOfCool.
8th Oct '16 8:42:54 PM Hadjorim
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The lack of flying cars in RealLife is a [[IWantMyJetpack common complaint]]. When people think of flying cars, they generally mean a vehicle that looks, drives and behaves exactly like an automobile... except flying. This would require some rather fanciful technology for a vehicle to get off the ground without wings or a rotor system in place. This is usually handwaved with some mention of an antigravity device. Still, a flying car would essentially be a personal aircraft and would require the same skills and regulations as a small airplane. The closest thing we have in real life is "roadable aircraft", essentially small planes whose wings and propeller detach, allowing the vehicle to be driven home from the airport. Not meant to replace your day-to-day car.

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The lack of flying cars in RealLife is a [[IWantMyJetpack common complaint]]. When people think of flying cars, they generally mean a vehicle that looks, drives and behaves exactly like an automobile... except flying. Otherwise you could say we already have them in the form of helicopters or small planes. This would require some rather fanciful technology for a vehicle to get off the ground without wings or a rotor system in place. This is usually handwaved with some mention of an antigravity device. Still, a flying car would essentially be a personal aircraft and would require the same skills and regulations as a small airplane. The closest thing we have in real life is "roadable aircraft", essentially small planes whose wings and propeller detach, allowing the vehicle to be driven home from the airport. Not meant to replace your day-to-day car.
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