BlackFly: The flying car anyone can drive

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I know that there will be accidents, but l have to admit that l want one.

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  • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
    Here's as close as your ever going to get: https://shop.opener.aero/

    Enjoy your ride. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
    Novel design. I wonder what it's range is.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kurt
      Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

      Novel design. I wonder what it's range is.
      I "think" this is the same as I saw in another video. If I remember correctly, the range is 25 miles and top speed is about 68 MPH.

      Flying vehicles like this would solve so many issues with infrastructure like roads and bridges. Think if all (or some of) the money and real estate devoted to roads and bridges could be spent on other things.
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      • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
        Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

        I "think" this is the same as I saw in another video. If I remember correctly, the range is 25 miles and top speed is about 68 MPH.

        Flying vehicles like this would solve so many issues with infrastructure like roads and bridges. Think if all (or some of) the money and real estate devoted to roads and bridges could be spent on other things.

        Think of the money saved on parking lots. Just let the flying car hover outside Wal-mart, while you do shopping.

        You said the range is 25 miles. Well, the obvious solution is to simply fly it all day within that 25 miles. See?

        And you are wrong about that top speed. I suspect a far faster speed...as you are dropping out of the sky like a rock.

        But to be serious for a second...Good point about roads and bridges, but there would still be a need for roads and bridges...not everyone would want to fly. And how would you carry construction material to build shopping centers? I think their may be a need for roads for the foreseeable future.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kurt
          Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

          Think of the money saved on parking lots. Just let the flying car hover outside Wal-mart, while you do shopping.

          You said the range is 25 miles. Well, the obvious solution is to simply fly it all day within that 25 miles. See?

          And you are wrong about that top speed. I suspect a far faster speed...as you are dropping out of the sky like a rock.

          But to be serious for a second...Good point about roads and bridges, but there would still be a need for roads and bridges...not everyone would want to fly. And how would you carry construction material to build shopping centers? I think their may be a need for roads for the foreseeable future.
          Of course there will still be a need, but that need will be greatly reduced.
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          • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
            Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

            Of course there will still be a need, but that need will be greatly reduced.
            As long as we have to rely on the limitations of lithium Iron batteries it's going to be a bit of a novelty. It only translates to 20 minutes or so in the air.

            Perhaps a few will be snapped up for fun rides, everyone gets to fly. Or a delivery drone for larger packages. Up to 200 lbs (saw another vid on it)

            I wonder if you gould augment it with a small gas tank or solar panels, or both to get a little more air time and range out of it.
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            • Profile picture of the author Kurt
              Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

              As long as we have to rely on the limitations of lithium Iron batteries it's going to be a bit of a novelty. It only translates to 20 minutes or so in the air.

              Perhaps a few will be snapped up for fun rides, everyone gets to fly. Or a delivery drone for larger packages. Up to 200 lbs (saw another vid on it)

              I wonder if you gould augment it with a small gas tank or solar panels, or both to get a little more air time and range out of it.
              There are others that have a longer range, but are more expensive. If they can increase the range a bit they'll become viable.


              I see the biggest issue is how fast they can recharge and/or swap out batteries. Unlike gas, there's electricity pretty much at every building in the US. Another issue is how they do in bad weather like rain and wind. And living in Colorado, I wonder what the top altitude is for them...


              Because of the traffic and infrastructure issues they help I wish they were made a top priority.
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              • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

                There are others that have a longer range, but are more expensive. If they can increase the range a bit they'll become viable.


                I see the biggest issue is how fast they can recharge and/or swap out batteries. Unlike gas, there's electricity pretty much at every building in the US. .
                Honestly, I think that's an incredible point. It would be easy to figure out how to tap into any building's electricity, and either the charge would go to the flyer...or the flyer would pay the electric company right there. A major problem solved, I think.


                Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

                Another issue is how they do in bad weather like rain and wind. And living in Colorado, I wonder what the top altitude is for them...
                Because of the traffic and infrastructure issues they help I wish they were made a top priority.
                I would think that wind would be a major problem. But probably very quickly, the MFG would come out with stabilizers and a form of auto pilot.
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            • Profile picture of the author Odahh
              Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

              As long as we have to rely on the limitations of lithium Iron batteries it's going to be a bit of a novelty. It only translates to 20 minutes or so in the air.

              Perhaps a few will be snapped up for fun rides, everyone gets to fly. Or a delivery drone for larger packages. Up to 200 lbs (saw another vid on it)

              I wonder if you gould augment it with a small gas tank or solar panels, or both to get a little more air time and range out of it.
              beside the expense these things have now .. with the fears of terrorism ..or just dumb people .. flying vehicle will be stopped with regulation pretty damn fast ..

              If some retarded person can hurt themselves with it it a terrorist can potentially use it to do some type of attack.. it will be limited and regulated and require licencing .. well before wide scale adoption ..

              which is what is happening with drones at the moment .. because already we have stupid people flying them up high enough to potentially hit a plane .. and it would be easy enough for a terrorist to use them .. as criminal already try to use them to get drugs over the walls into prisons

              there are a lot of freedoms being removed because of terrorism.. or because someone may hurt themselves ..
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    It's not a car. It doesn't even have wheels. A jumbo jet is more of a car than this thing.

    It looks like fun, though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    From "The Verge":


    The Black Fly doesn't go very far or very fast, but it's all electric, amphibious (just in case), and you allegedly don't need a pilot's license to fly it.

    Seems to be a 'one seater' - which is good because who in their right mind would be a passenger???
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      Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

      Does it come in black?
      Not as black as the odious shadow you cast upon the world.
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

    Here's as close as your ever going to get: .................

    Enjoy your ride. :-)
    That's nice, as is the link going to related products. Reminds me off all of the Self promotion and spammy posts l keep deleting.



    Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

    It's not a car. It doesn't even have wheels. A jumbo jet is more of a car than this thing.

    It looks like fun, though.
    True, more of an release the clamps, fold out and fly around the place with your friends, while a drone tags alone and records it, for a one hour doc, on Youtube?

    Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

    Does it come in black?
    No, it comes in pink.

    Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

    Not as black as the odious shadow you cast upon the world.
    I take it that the lake swim had no effect?

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      Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

      That's nice, as is the link going to related products. Reminds me off all of the Self promotion and spammy posts l keep deleting.
      I am NOT an affiliate. :-)

      I take it that the lake swim had no effect?
      Quite the opposite. I am flush with renewed vigor.

      Heading out to the lake, now. The latest addition to the dock. Must protect my delicate skin. Smooth as a baby's ass, even after all of these years. lol



      Cheers.
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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

        I am NOT an affiliate. :-)
        I thought that you were going to say something else there for a minute?

        Quite the opposite. I am flush with renewed vigor.

        Heading out to the lake, now. The latest addition to the dock. Must protect my delicate skin. Smooth as a baby's ass, even after all of these years. lol



        Cheers.
        Flushed with renewed vigor, ooook.

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        Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

        I am NOT an affiliate. :-)



        Quite the opposite. I am flush with renewed vigor.

        Heading out to the lake, now. The latest addition to the dock. Must protect my delicate skin. Smooth as a baby's ass, even after all of these years. lol



        Cheers.
        give youself 10 or 15 more years and you will be sleeping like a baby again..

        waking up in the middle of the night crying because you need a diaper change ..
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        • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
          Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

          give youself 10 or 15 more years and you will be sleeping like a baby again..

          waking up in the middle of the night crying because you need a diaper change ..
          ten or fifteen more years? HAHHAHAHAHAHA......HAHA.....HA!
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          • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

            ten or fifteen more years? HAHHAHAHAHAHA......HAHA.....HA!
            Crypt meet keeper.
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            • Profile picture of the author Odahh
              Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

              Crypt meet keeper.
              I was baiting claude to admit his personal fetishes..
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              • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
                Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

                I was baiting claude to admit his personal fetishes..
                Good lord, don't do that! You'll never sleep again. Those are images that burn not into your brain, but your very soul.
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                • Profile picture of the author Odahh
                  Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                  Good lord, don't do that! You'll never sleep again. Those are images that burn not into your brain, but your very soul.
                  I'm sorry if your the one he has change him ..

                  Ok .. i think i am going to step back out of this dark line of claude forum humor..

                  I know what a crappy thing to joke about and then try and walk away
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                  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
                    Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

                    I'm sorry if your the one he has change him ..

                    Ok .. i think i am going to step back out of this dark line of claude forum humor..

                    I know what a crappy thing to joke about and then try and walk away
                    No, No,, please go on, Claude actually pays us for insults and actually PM'd me to tell me he was thinking of making you an offer ...

                    "Claude is very easy to track online and always gets targeted advertising on any site he visits. Every time his browser asked if he would accept Cookies he always clicks yes."

                    A very average one but I still got $5.00 for it.
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            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

            ten or fifteen more years? HAHHAHAHAHAHA......HAHA.....HA!
            That is funny. I'm hoping for 10 to 15 months. If my cardiologist head that he's piss himself laughing.

            That's OK. You'll miss me when I'm gone. You can honor my memory by volunteering to mop-up Jonathan's tears. :-)
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            • Yes, It seems very funny
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              • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
                Originally Posted by Nri Marriage Bureau View Post

                Yes, Claude seems very funny
                He does have that affect on people.

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                • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
                  Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

                  He does have that affect on people.

                  He should be happy. The typical effect Claude has on people requires antibiotics and years of therapy.
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            • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
              Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

              That is funny. I'm hoping for 10 to 15 months. If my cardiologist head that he's piss himself laughing.

              That's OK. You'll miss me when I'm gone. You can honor my memory by volunteering to mop-up Jonathan's tears. :-)
              My Dear Friend;

              My joke was that you were wearing a diaper now...

              Not that you were going to die very soon.

              By the way, if you stab Dan Riffle in the heart, you absorb his life force and will live another 40 years......

              Sure, you'll be shorter...a little more sarcastic....and unlovable....and...well...stinky...
              but you'll be alive, and we would all be ever so grateful to you.
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              • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
                Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                My Dear Friend;
                Threats, so early in the day?

                My joke was that you were wearing a diaper now...
                Are you spying on me?

                Not that you were going to die very soon.
                Sorry to disappoint you.

                By the way, if you stab Dan Riffle in the heart, you absorb his life force and will live another 40 years......
                40 years? That's a fate worse than death.

                Sure, you'll be shorter...
                Impossible.

                a little more sarcastic....
                Impossible.

                and unlovable
                Impossible.

                ....and...well...stinky...
                Impossible.

                but you'll be alive, and we would all be ever so grateful to you.
                You say that, now. We'll see!
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          Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

          waking up in the middle of the night crying because you need a diaper change ..
          Every morning at 6 AM, I take a huge whiz. Then at 7 AM I take a massive dump. Then at 8 AM I wake up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

    BlackFly: The flying car anyone can drive - YouTube

    I know that there will be accidents, but l have to admit that l want one.

    at what point does it stop being a car and just become a plane ..or a helicopter .. or a flying boat that can land on water or grass
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

    at what point does it stop being a car and just become a plane ..or a helicopter .. or a flying boat that can land on water or grass
    I don't care l still want one.

    Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

    give youself 10 or 15 more years and you will be sleeping like a baby again..

    waking up in the middle of the night crying because you need a diaper change ..
    Maaaaa!

    Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

    Every morning at 6 AM, I take a huge whiz. Then at 7 AM I take a massive dump. Then at 8 AM I wake up.
    Way too much info, there, l may have to tie myself down and go and watch that hidious DC comic music video again.

    That or that puppy video?

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  • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
    Here is the real Flying Car that you might actually be able buy in 2019.

    https://www.cntraveler.com/story/you...ng-car-in-2019
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

    Think of the money saved on parking lots. Just let the flying car hover outside Wal-mart, while you do shopping.

    You said the range is 25 miles. Well, the obvious solution is to simply fly it all day within that 25 miles. See?

    And you are wrong about that top speed. I suspect a far faster speed...as you are dropping out of the sky like a rock.
    Nonsense Claude, you would get a sexy female voice saying, "you have 30 seconds of flight time left, you are about to die".

    Pity they weren't nuclear powered?

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    Air accidents are the worse... People seldom survive. That's least of problem.. Someone'll find an answer. Thank you!
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      Originally Posted by TweetSpecialist View Post

      Air accidents are the worse... People seldom survive. That's least of problem.. Someone'll find an answer. Thank you!
      More people die in car accidents than Plane Crashes. Thats far worse then the number of Air Accidents ! Sure someone will find the answer as soon as we stop car related deaths. Not happening anytime soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    So all the morons who infest the roads and highways of the world are now going to infest the air.

    If there's a more stupid idea going around, I've yet to see it.
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      Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

      So all the morons who infest the roads and highways of the world are now going to infest the air.

      If there's a more stupid idea going around, I've yet to see it.
      In city environments they would be autonomous. Because air space has multiple dimensions, unlike roads which are two dimensional which creates more complicated traffic circumstances, I believe it's actually easier to program them than it is for self driving cars.

      NASA and Uber have already joined together to create "air traffic control" for autonomous "flying taxis".
      https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/nasa...-sky-1.3921037
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      • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
        Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

        In city environments they would be autonomous.
        Nothing could possibly go wrong with that.

        Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

        Because air space has multiple dimensions, unlike roads which are two dimensional which creates more complicated traffic circumstances, I believe it's actually easier to program them than it is for self driving cars.
        Instead of having gridlock one one plane (level), there'd end up being gridlock on multiple levels.

        All of the controls for these "autonomous vehicles" would have to go through a series of command centres which one would be one hack away from catastrophe. Al Qaeda will no longer have to hijack planes to fly them into skyscrapers, they can just hack into central command and have multiple vehicles crashing into skyscrapers, schools, hospitals, sporting events and more. There'll be no more renting trucks and driving them into crowds either. One hack and they can have multiple vehicles crashing into crowds.

        It is a very, very, very stupid idea.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kurt
          Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

          Nothing could possibly go wrong with that.



          Instead of having gridlock one one plane (level), there'd end up being gridlock on multiple levels.

          All of the controls for these "autonomous vehicles" would have to go through a series of command centres which one would be one hack away from catastrophe. Al Qaeda will no longer have to hijack planes to fly them into skyscrapers, they can just hack into central command and have multiple vehicles crashing into skyscrapers, schools, hospitals, sporting events and more. There'll be no more renting trucks and driving them into crowds either. One hack and they can have multiple vehicles crashing into crowds.

          It is a very, very, very stupid idea.

          No, there wouldn't be gridlock on multiple levels. That's the point. But you're right, nothing can go wrong with our present traffic systems. No one ever dies and there's never any gridlock now. It's PERFECT!

          And one hack can release all the water in a dam or cause issues with nuclear reactors. We better ban dams while we're at it.

          Be sure to tell NASA and Uber how stupid they are. I'm sure they'll see the light and take your advice. I'll bet they haven't even thought of your issues.
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          Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

          It is a very, very, very stupid idea.
          A phrase often heard at the genesis of most technological advances, by fortunately, a non-visionary minority.

          Get your horse off of my lawn, please!
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          Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

          Nothing could possibly go wrong with that.

          All of the controls for these "autonomous vehicles" would have to go through a series of command centres which one would be one hack away from catastrophe. Al Qaeda will no longer have to hijack planes to fly them into skyscrapers, they can just hack into central command and have multiple vehicles crashing into skyscrapers, schools, hospitals, sporting events and more. There'll be no more renting trucks and driving them into crowds either. One hack and they can have multiple vehicles crashing into crowds.

          It is a very, very, very stupid idea.
          well see if they where remote controlled vehicles instead of autonomous vehicles .. then what you say is accurate .. if autonus then no command center.. yes there is gps, and tracking income data from radar in the case of flying vehicles..

          now even autonomous vehicles will be hackable and susceptible to computer viri ..but i do agree with you on the bad idea of flying vehicle in the hands of the masses.. at this stage .. there is already clutter in the air .

          as for flying being safer than driving .. well it is a bad comparison .. when so much effort is put into making sure the pilots do their jobs and don't crash the plains.. if you put that kind of restriction on people driving cars .. which probably will happen after autous vehicles become common and safer.. you would have far fewer death
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      Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

      So all the morons who infest the roads and highways of the world are now going to infest the air.

      If there's a more stupid idea going around, I've yet to see it.
      Have you read the collective works of Claude Whitacre?
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        Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

        Have you read the collective works of Claude Whitacre?
        Has anyone?
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          Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

          Has anyone?
          I have the Scott toilet roll edition.
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            Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

            I have the Scott toilet roll edition.
            Ah yes, the only toilet paper that leaves more poop than it wipes off.
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

    There are others that have a longer range, but are more expensive. If they can increase the range a bit they'll become viable.


    I see the biggest issue is how fast they can recharge and/or swap out batteries. Unlike gas, there's electricity pretty much at every building in the US. Another issue is how they do in bad weather like rain and wind. And living in Colorado, I wonder what the top altitude is for them...


    Because of the traffic and infrastructure issues they help I wish they were made a top priority.
    We are working on a uber version as we speak, and are exploring sensors in the ground giving a virtual road type thing, a bit like the freeway in Back to the Future 2, but without hovering road signs.

    I would say that initially it will be the wild west or almost anything goes, until regulation comes in.

    Police manned drones, lol, should make an interesting future.

    But yeah, some dummy flipping this and headed towards the ground at high speed is the biggest concearn l have, so software and emergency reversing of the rotors needs to be in place.

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    The flying hammock, scary.

    Although the one before that, is pretty cool, eventhough it doesn't last long.


    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44881678



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