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27th May '17 3:06:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''The Flying Car'', a short film taking place in Franchise/TheViewAskewniverse. Stuck in traffic, Randall and Dante discuss what they would hypothetically be willing to do to get the flying car. Randall badgers Dante by upping the ante until the latter relents and says he would be willing to have his foot hacked off and be sodomized by a MadScientist in exchange for the flying car.

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* ''The Flying Car'', a short film taking place in Franchise/TheViewAskewniverse.Film/TheViewAskewniverse. Stuck in traffic, Randall and Dante discuss what they would hypothetically be willing to do to get the flying car. Randall badgers Dante by upping the ante until the latter relents and says he would be willing to have his foot hacked off and be sodomized by a MadScientist in exchange for the flying car.
25th May '17 5:00:44 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.

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* The Ehang 184 Passenger Drone may fit another definition of car, instead of being the type of car that can Drones appear to be driven taking on the road.role of flying cars.
15th May '17 4:37:47 AM Mario500
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In a setting more similar to the present day, a flying car can be used to show off the credentials of a BadassNormal {{superhero}} or a character who's rich enough to be one of the Fiction500. Or sometimes it's just a lazy way to demonstrate that a show is set in a far-flung time and/or place. Nothing screams "futuristic (or alien) city-scape" better than giant buildings with all the space between them [[FuturisticSuperhighway crammed with flying shiny specks]]! Either way, you need a flying car!

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In a setting more similar to the present day, a flying car can be used to show off the credentials of a BadassNormal {{superhero}} or a character who's rich enough to be one of the Fiction500. Or sometimes it's just a lazy way to demonstrate that a show is set in a far-flung time and/or place. Nothing screams "futuristic (or alien) city-scape" better than giant buildings with all the space between them [[FuturisticSuperhighway crammed with flying shiny specks]]! Either way, you need a flying car!
3rd May '17 1:22:41 AM weirdfantasy
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* Present in many of the futuristic scenes featured in Animation/TheMindsEye series. Most often shown to be barely car-like but nonetheless the common vehicle for the intended period. ''The Gate'' features these with visible aerodynamic surfaces and thrusters, and a particular sequence follows one vehicle driving like [[DrivesLikeCrazy an absolute lunatic]], bouncing off scenery and having a head-on with a clearly-marked wall.
27th Apr '17 4:14:54 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 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 People who pursue this concept are in it ''only'' for the RuleOfCool.

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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 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 practicality. People who pursue this concept are in it ''only'' for the RuleOfCool.
9th Apr '17 9:34:31 AM nombretomado
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* The ''RogueSquadron'' games have a cheat-only flying Buick Electra convertible as an EasterEgg.

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* The ''RogueSquadron'' ''VideoGame/RogueSquadron'' games have a cheat-only flying Buick Electra convertible as an EasterEgg.
23rd Mar '17 8:14:23 PM Juicehead_Baby
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* The Moore capitol police force uses them in ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamThunderbolt'', which is strange because all the cars featured in the series up to that point were fairly normal-looking wheeled ones. This may be due to Moore being one of the richer colony clusters before being destroyed in the early days of the One Year War. They appear to use similar engines to the ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe0thMSTeam'''s Type 74 hover-truck, though that one can't actually fly, presumably due to the extra weight.

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* The Moore capitol police force uses them in ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamThunderbolt'', which is strange because all the cars featured in the series up to that point were fairly normal-looking wheeled ones. This may be due to Moore being one of the richer colony clusters before being destroyed in the early days of the One Year War. They appear to use similar engines to the ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe0thMSTeam'''s ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam'''s Type 74 hover-truck, though that one can't actually fly, presumably due to the extra weight.
23rd Mar '17 8:14:05 PM Juicehead_Baby
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* The Moore capitol police force uses them in ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamThunderbolt'', which is strange because all the cars featured in the series up to that point were fairly normal-looking wheeled ones. This may be due to Moore being one of the richer colony clusters before being destroyed in the early days of the One Year War. They appear to use similar engines to the ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe0thMSTeam'''s Type 74 hover-truck, though that one can't actually fly, presumably due to the extra weight.
19th Jan '17 12:12:32 PM ElSquibbonator
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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," 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.
car. "True" flying cars--that is, aircraft with the same low cost, utility and flexibility as cars and intended to fill the same niche as them in the market-- have been much less studied for a number of reasons.
19th Jan '17 12:09:48 PM ElSquibbonator
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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 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 RuleOfCool.

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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 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. of People who pursue this concept are in it ''only'' for the RuleOfCool.



** [[http://www.fordpinto.com/mitzar1.htm There was even a flying]] [[EveryCarIsAPinto Pinto]].

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** [[http://www.fordpinto.com/mitzar1.htm There was even a flying]] [[EveryCarIsAPinto Pinto]].Pinto.]].
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