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Behold the Flying Bathtub Drone?

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Behold the Flying Bathtub Drone?

Although flying cars remain elusive, aviation technology has come a long way since Orville and Wilbur Wright built the world’s first successful airplane over a century ago. But even the Wright brothers can’t claim to be the first men to make a bathtub fly. That questionable honor belongs to the crew behind the YouTube channel, The Real Life Guys, who created a working drone from a bathtub. It’s an absolutely ridiculous idea, but making bathtubs into vehicles is a recurring theme for the team. The following video exaggerates the reach of the bathtub drone by giving it a pilot who...

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We were promised flying cars, but this?

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We were promised flying cars, but this?

And in Santa Ana, California, we got one. Meanwhile, in Ottawa, Canada, we learn that if you drive a BMW you are treated differently. We are all having such a good time making fun of the people who drove too fast, hit a curb and went airborne, landing in the second floor of a dental office. We wondered why the building wasn't wearing high-viz, a helmet or as my favorite tweet noted, This one got in the news because it hit the second floor, but in fact, these kinds of crashes are very common. According to an insurance company source,...

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Flying To McDonald's On My Paramotor

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Flying To McDonald's On My Paramotor

People often ask "can you fly that thing to work/school/the store?" Although it's not really practical to do daily, I sometimes find an interesting place to land. This McDonald's had a nice grass field that begged for a landing. Luckily, the local citizens found it intriguing and didn't call the cops. Read More: YouTube

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This ‘flying car’ could be buzzing between rooftops by 2022

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Airbus plans to test self-driven airborne taxi by the end of 2017

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Airbus plans to test self-driven airborne taxi by the end of 2017

Airbus is not kidding around about flying cars – the maker of airborne transportation vehicles plans to test out a prototype self-flying small urban transport made for single-passenger travel by the end of this year, according to Airbus CEO Tom Enders (via Reuters). Airbus has been developing its autonomous vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) concept through Project Vahana, an internal project designed to test viability and refine a prototype for urban air transport. The project is something that Airbus takes “very seriously,” Enders told the DLD tech conference in Munich on Monday, noting that airborne transit for goods and individual...

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