• Helicycle Is A Flying Gyrocopter And Motorcycle Combo For Only $295000

    Helicycle Is A Flying Gyrocopter And Motorcycle Combo For Only $295000

    You were all set to plunk down that spare cash on a Porsche 911 GT3 right in time for the holidays.  Then, Paul Walker’s very unfortunate accident happened.  With family and all on mind, that has definitely made you rethink your priorities.  If you’re still itching to get something expensive and exotic for yourself, maybe wife will be more receptive to this Helicycle. A combo three-wheeled motorcycle and gyrocopter, it’s a street-legal vehicle that can also take to the skies.  […]

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  • E-Volo, The Two-Passenger, 18-Rotor Volocopter Takes First Flight

    E-Volo, The Two-Passenger, 18-Rotor Volocopter Takes First Flight

    Helicopters are awesome.  However, they’re also all sorts of complicated to build.  And while standards are in place to ensure their propelling machineries don’t give out easy, a single failure can send the whole thing crashing down.  Not the case with the E-Volo VC200, an 18-rotor electric volocopter we covered initially in the design and development phase here. Basically, it’s a giant version of those quadcopter drones everyone’s been playing with (vertical takeoff, vertical landing, battery powered, joystick-operated and all […]

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  • SkyRunner Is A Flying Paragliding Offroad Buggy

    SkyRunner Is A Flying Paragliding Offroad Buggy

    Along with jetpacks and robot butlers, flying cars is another one in a disappointing string of technologies we all thought will be mainstreamed by this point in history yet aren’t.  Instead, we continue to languish in outdated modes of transport while occasionally enjoying technological marvels like Candy Crush.  Well, I don’t really mind.  But what about the forward-thinkers, the early-adopters, the true technophiles who want a taste of the future today?  Well, they might soon be able to satiate their […]

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  • Volocopter Could Be The Personal Aircraft Of Our Near-Future

    Volocopter Could Be The Personal Aircraft Of Our Near-Future

    Jetpacks, you’re taking too long to reach consumer hands.  And we have a feeling it might take even longer.  Maybe a jetpack isn’t just the personal flight transporter we should be waiting for.  In fact, it might be wiser to look forward to the Volocopter instead. Made by Germany’s E-volo, we’re not exactly sure what it is.  On first glance, it looks like one of those toy gyrocopters you control with a smartphone, but bigger.  At least, big enough to […]

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  • PAL-V ONE, A Hybrid Road Car And Gyrocopter

    PAL-V ONE, A Hybrid Road Car And Gyrocopter

    Flying cars are like jetpacks.  We’ve been seeing them for years but no one ever seems to come close to real commercial availability.  That doesn’t mean we can’t gush after every new model that shows up to tease us with their super transporting powers.  And that’s exactly what we’re gonna do with the PAL-V ONE, a combo gyrocopter and three-wheeled land vehicle. A personal-sized flying car, the vehicle can sit two folks, so you can bring a friend along   while […]

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  • Come 2010, You Can Drive Your Own Parajet Flying Car

    Come 2010, You Can Drive Your Own Parajet Flying Car

    The Parajet Skycar, the world’s first bio-fuelled flying car, showed off its mettle early this year by flying from London to Timbuktu.  Next year, the road-running and air-soaring vehicle will go into actual production of road-legal units. Probably one of the coolest vehicles ever made, the Skycar can change from ground mode to air mode in a little over three minutes, just enough time to prepare the wing to lift you up in the air.  You need a take-off strip […]

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