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people have wanted flying cars forever.
recently , in the past few years a spate of flying cars
the consumer cars that have come out are all high end
luxury toys none of which have vertical take of and
the military flying cars coming out , many of
vtol vehicles with wings are cool but just not available.
Furthermore, many years ago, the popularity of both the
hover craft, and the ekrano plane----ground effect
(one using air-cushion pumping, the other simple using
ground effect wings) ------------was a novel solution to
water travel, but ekrano planes cannot travel over land ,
and hover craft travel is to fuel intensive, extremely
and most importantly the steering is total shit. hover
crafts are primarily coastal vehicles. they don't do water
well or land well.
my proposed SOLUTION...to this is a solowheel vehicle
that resemebles a self-launching glider with fold up
a self launching glider is a glider with a motor for
and for limited loitering. most, it just glides down.
also have a single wheel for landing. this glider solves
problem of the 'flying car' by using a single wheel that
allows for gyroscopic control of tilt , yaw , and roll.
the wings of this glider, are ground effect wings (thicker
stubbier wings) that are meant for flight at lower speed.
the monowheel can accelerate to the flying speed , at
which point the wings provide lift off, and then the
engine plane kicks in. that provides enough thrust to
travel slowly (60 to 90 mph) using the ground effect over
non paved land, or water.
like this but iwth a monowheel on the bottom for driving. and the wheel is a mono wheel with the top of the wheel incorporating the fuselage [teslaberry, Apr 29 2014]
||Aha! Either this represents a green shoot of
embryonic capitalisation skills, or [Slab]'s non-
capitalization is merely an affectation which she
occasionally forgets to affect.
||I'd just like a car that didn't hit mine. Sitting here with a written off car
and poss cracked ribs.
||Ouch. Sympathies, but at least your alive and
||I need help visualizing. Can you post a picture? Is
this a giant wheel and the rider sits on the inside,
like those stormtrooper vehicles in the star wars Jar
Jar movie? Or is this like a unicycle?
||If you put one wheel on the bottom of that skimmer
plane, wouldn't something drag on the ground? Like
the tail and the nose and one wing?
||//this glider solves the problem of the 'flying car' by using a single wheel that allows for gyroscopic control of tilt , yaw , and roll//
||This has me intrigued/confused.
||//Sitting here with a written off car and poss cracked ribs//
||In imagination, a posse of half-bakers descends on the crash site and starts a long argument about the best way of directing traffic around it. Some of their fluorescent markings are strange. But they meant well.
||//single wheel that allows for gyroscopic control of
tilt , yaw , and roll
||How can a single wheel, on a single axis, do this?
||Also, the desire for flying cars (or horses) is to go
high, getting better views, going over obstacles, and
making traffic 3D (far less traffic by adding a 3rd
||If the product requires ground-effect, then it's not
really achieving any of the real "flying" effects