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Flying Bridge Car Attachment v1.1B

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Ever seen those giant towers on fishing boats with separate helms? From what I gather these are what are known as "flying bridges". My idea for an easy-to-use car attachment would allow you to take advantage of this idea as well. The flying Bridge would sit low down on your car when not in use to maintain a low center of gravity, and extends (with you in it) when its use is required. The "high" tech yacht inspired bridge would feature all your standard in car necessities making remote bridge driving possible, but would also include full stereo entertainment package with surround sounds and many a cup-holder. Perhaps the most exciting advance would be the "traffic radar", this combined with the bird eye view would allow you to weave masterfully, and efficiently through even the roughest traffic. Also imagine applications for searching out parking spaces and the ease with which you will be able to parallel park.

Even with sophisticated counter weights and computer controlled shocks to balance out the vehicle, this product is not recommended for driving involving high speed maneuvers, there’s a certain roll factor... however it should be fine for highway lane changing, and off ramps taken at the posted speed limit. Some may be concerned about overpasses and tree branches, the extension of the Flying Bridge will be fully height controllable (discretion is advised for stupid people).

At this point transfer from the drivers seat to the bridge still requires getting out of your car (except in convertibles), but this obstacle can be overcome with heavy car modifications.

FeelinPhine, Nov 13 2003

picture http://www.mpyd.net/images/cabo.40.2.jpg
the flying bridge is the tower thing on top. [FeelinPhine, Oct 04 2004]

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       I don't get it. I get what you're describing as a flying bridge, I just don't get how it relates to the rest of the idea.
Worldgineer, Nov 13 2003
  

       Haha... im afraid as with the "skirts" I don’t quite understand you... Can you make your question more specific for me?
FeelinPhine, Nov 13 2003
  

       I'm sure that this would just spark a bridge war, during which bridges would get more and more ostentatious, just like the SUV size war that's going on right now.(At least in the U.S.) I'd buy one early. +
Condiment, Nov 13 2003
  

       Hmm confused again... The bridge is for full function driving capability   

       check link for picture
FeelinPhine, Nov 13 2003
  

       [Fee] I just read the first part again and get it now. I thought you were talking about the big poles they used for nets. Bridge as in helm or cockpit - gotcha.
Worldgineer, Nov 13 2003
  

       [din] I belive so.   

       [World] sorry if it was unclear.
FeelinPhine, Nov 13 2003
  

       give it a bunch of those booms that you see on trolling fishing-boats, except instead of longlines install gas-sucking octopus arms so you can drain others' tanks to power your behemoth.
sninctown, May 21 2006
  

       //Go microcar fishing?//
Use Greenpeace bumper stickers as bait.
methinksnot, May 21 2006
  

       Unsurpassed for sightseeing. "Oooh, Henry, look at the pretty mountain!" +1
SledDog, May 22 2006
  
      
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