Smart Car basis for Flying Car?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by George Orwell, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. The small and light, yet reasonably roadworthy Smart Car would seem to be
    ideal as the auto component of a practical car-plane. The auto half has
    always been the weak half of the equation particulary in recent years due
    to emissions and crash standards. Only minimal alterations in weight
    reduction need to be made to the Smart to adapt it for flight.

    I envision something resembling the ConVairCar being developed for licensed
    pilots, possibly as a cooperative effort with a Japanese company for the
    aerodynamic component. M-B does not have the foresight to undertake a
    project of this magnitude, though it would salvage the Smart and create an
    industrial showpiece beyond compare.

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    George Orwell, Jan 16, 2008
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    Josh S Guest

    M-B is smarter than to do this to their Dumb car.
    Just imagine the air crashes with all the little planes that have
    highway damage.
    Josh S, Jan 18, 2008
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    Bret Ludwig Guest

    No, it wouldn't.

    The most cost effective flying car is a big old Caddy inside a C-123
    or the twin engine C-130 type the Europeans use.
    Bret Ludwig, Feb 6, 2008
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