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Old 01-12-2013, 09:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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From what I've read, one of the issues with it are rocks getting stuck in between the web thingys and throwing the wheel out of balance.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:11 PM   #12 (permalink)
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It's actually 6 or 7 years old at least... It was featured on Discovery Channel's Future-something program with futurist Miko what's-his-name.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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you know what else has been in development for a long time?



i was like 4 when i first saw it. said it'd be ready in 20 years. well i'm still waiting, the guy appeared on an episode of mythbusters and apparently it's still going to take 20 years.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:26 PM   #14 (permalink)
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yea, they already have one of those. it's called the Osprey
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:29 PM   #15 (permalink)
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yea, they already have one of those. it's called the Ospreyhttp://www.google.com/url?source=img...LelgOuIx2NALHA
but it's not street legal. skycar was supposed to be street legal.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:50 PM   #16 (permalink)
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But... where will the tire shine go?
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:51 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Wasn't the Skycar also suppose to be affordable, ultra safe and reliable, and easy to fly?

Remind me again how much the Osprey costs, and how many times one has crashed?
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:58 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I remember about 20yrs ago seeing an airless spare tire on the tv show "Beyond Tomorrow".
I thought it was a cool concept.
It's interesting to see other manufacturers are looking into it further.

NY Times article from June 17, 1987 talking about Uniroyals airless spare.
ADVANECS IN TIRES - FOR GREATER SAFETY, THE AIRLESS SPARE - NYTimes.com.
not so much. michelin bought uniroyal goodrich a few years after that.

I always wondered where these things were going to go:

Michelin doubles NS plant capacity with wide-base tire intro | News | Today's Trucking

double wide truck drive tires.
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you know what else has been in development for a long time?

http://i.imgur.com/r9fC6.jpg

i was like 4 when i first saw it. said it'd be ready in 20 years. well i'm still waiting, the guy appeared on an episode of mythbusters and apparently it's still going to take 20 years.
there were a few design "improvements" over the years:

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there were a few design "improvements" over the years:
yes, from not working to not working.

has someone looked into if that guy is actually just an investment scammer?
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