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Old 10-14-2009, 10:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Can I take off when I see a traffic jam and land on an empty freeway?

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Great.
Now i have to watch for the people texting behind me and ABOVE ME.
With so many people "challanged" to properly navigate through 2D space - 3D space is going to be a real challange for them.
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Christopher -

Can I take off when I see a traffic jam and land on an empty freeway?

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From the pictures it will probably take 2 lanes and require a long take-off. The old Mueller sky car went straight up but it would have been too loud for a cell phone!
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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..."flying cars?"

...heck the Dukes of Hazard had them back in the late 1960's...remember the "General"
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Late 1970's It was the "General Lee".
I smoked a local look-alike from a stoplight with my '68 Chevelle SS in '79. Not that I would admit that on a public forum before 30 years had passed....
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Old 10-16-2009, 12:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
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...ah, but could that '68 Chevelle SS "fly" like the General Lee did back in the late 70's?
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...ah, but could that '68 Chevelle SS "fly" like the General Lee did back in the late 70's?
Never tried. I'd bet it could... Once.
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...ah, but could that '68 Chevelle SS "fly" like the General Lee did back in the late 70's?
Depends on just what you were smoking :-)
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it's the landing that's hard.

This thing has remarkably similar specs to a C152... except the 10x price!

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