PDA

View Full Version : Air Car..



Jay
30 Mar 06,, 02:10
Thats right, a city car that runs on air.

http://www.theaircar.com/howitworks.html

http://science.discovery.com/fansites/discoveriesthisweek/videogallery/videogallery.html?myClip=dtw_aircar

http://www.motordeaire.com/Img/FurgoNaranja.jpg

Insomniac
30 Mar 06,, 02:14
I know what I want for my birthday. :biggrin:

agent6
30 Mar 06,, 04:58
Why do they make such awsome cars look so bloody stupid?

highsea
30 Mar 06,, 21:17
Gawd, I don't care if it runs on thought waves, I wouldn't be caught dead in that butt-ugly abortion.

RedRebel
31 Mar 06,, 01:05
Thats right, a city car that runs on air.

http://www.theaircar.com/howitworks.html

http://science.discovery.com/fansites/discoveriesthisweek/videogallery/videogallery.html?myClip=dtw_aircar

http://www.motordeaire.com/Img/FurgoNaranja.jpg
Thats one heck of an ugly car.

omon
02 Jan 07,, 21:02
the concept is promising for certan types of vehicles, but i don't get one thing, why a company that makes this (or any other new thech) make their own car body, in 99% it's ugly and repulcive. why not modify existing car. this would make better presentation(they can say; see our system can be fitted in existing cars) looking at this sh';t on wheels, makes you wanna ban this company from making any cars. but idea is good, for a small city car this idea would work.imo

Bluesman
02 Jan 07,, 21:27
When I first read the thread title, I thought you meant THIS bad mammajamma. (http://www.moller.com/)

I wants one.

Passengers: 4
Top speed @ 13,200 ft: 375 mph
Cruise speed @ 20,000 ft: 275 mph
Maximum rate of climb: 6,000 fpm
Maximum range: 750 miles
Payload excluding fuel: 750 lbs
Operational ceiling: 36,000 ft
Gross weight: 2,400 lbs
Engine power (2 min. rating): 1,200 hp
Fuel consumption: approx. 20 mpg
Fuel: Ethanol
Dimensions (LxWxH): 19.5' x 8.5' x 7.5'
Takeoff and landing area: 35 ft dia
Noise level at 500 ft (Goal): 65 dba
Vertical takeoff and landing: yes
Emergency parachutes: yes

omon
02 Jan 07,, 21:52
this flying car was on e bay, don't know if it was sold, but when i looked it had 95 bids, and price was 3,5 mil. usd.

glyn
02 Jan 07,, 23:39
the concept is promising for certan types of vehicles, but i don't get one thing, why a company that makes this (or any other new thech) make their own car body, in 99% it's ugly and repulcive. why not modify existing car. this would make better presentation(they can say; see our system can be fitted in existing cars) looking at this sh';t on wheels, makes you wanna ban this company from making any cars. but idea is good, for a small city car this idea would work.imo

A couple of years ago I saw a most interesting TV program which described how the system worked, and it was stated that the French government were behind the (rather limited) trials of IIRC 6 ambulances and 6 Taxis. True to form, I have heard nothing of the subject until now. I am sure that to keep the vehicle weight as low as possible, and to fit the air tank in the optimum location it was necessary to design an entirely new car. Unfortunately they came up with this disaster! However, just think of them as 'proof of concept' cars and I'm sure that later models will look more enticing to the purchasing public. I understand that although they make no pollution the prototypes were rather noisy. Because my computers sound card is sulking I was unable to hear the car on the video, so can't tell if the noise problem is being solved. I wish the developers luck.

MarquezRazor
03 Jan 07,, 20:14
thats a real ugly one:tongue:

MarquezRazor
03 Jan 07,, 20:15
When I first read the thread title, I thought you meant THIS bad mammajamma.


That thing sounds (I mean literally) like some Alien space ship..:eek:

Outlaw
11 Feb 07,, 17:28
:eek: lol that is pretty horrendous.

WECIV
22 Feb 07,, 05:08
The electricity still comes from fossil fuels.

W

Goperang
24 Feb 07,, 08:59
The electricity still comes from fossil fuels.

W

yes, but less fossil fuels are used to recharge it