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Early Flying Car Designs

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Hi,

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/airplane-and-automobile-in-one/
 

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In Aero WWI magazine,

and in issue 90,which I don't have,they mentioned that; Bugatti-Berline Automobile,and
I can't realize if it was a flying car or what ?.
 

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Bill Walker said:
I just received this picture in an e-mail of unusual vehicles. I know nothing else about the source. I think it is, at best, a concept or mockup, and may just be an amusement park ride. Anyway, anybody recognize it?
Again the same concept with no ID ?.

http://www.avia-it.com/act/biblioteca/periodici/PDF%20Riviste/Ala%20d'Italia/L'ALA%20D'ITALIA%201928%2004.pdf
 

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My Italian is non-existent but I'd hazard a guess that the text says something along the lines of: 'Cinderella, you shall go to the ball'!
 

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That was an attraction in a London exhibition, on the theme of 'the house of the future' and how we'd live then.
 

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hesham said:
here is a roadable Model or a flying car designed by Herbert Boggs.

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19450827/25/2
And from anther site;

http://substance-en.etsmtl.ca/flying-cars-models-40s/
 

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Hi,

here is a flying car concept,designed by A.H. Russell in 1924.

http://mashable.com/2015/08/03/flying-car-evolution/
 

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Bill Walker said:
I just received this picture in an e-mail of unusual vehicles. I know nothing else about the source. I think it is, at best, a concept or mockup, and may just be an amusement park ride. Anyway, anybody recognize it?
dan_inbox said:
That was an attraction in a London exhibition, on the theme of 'the house of the future' and how we'd live then.


Hello All,

Expanding on Dan's post a bit, this mock-up design was called the Aerocar of AD 2000, and was part of the 1928 Ideal Home Show in England, which I think was organised by the "Daily Mail" newspaper.

The photo that shows it from the rear reveals that there's a horizontal propeller at the back. By working in tandem with the swiveling prop at the front, the Aerocar was supposed to be a VTOL craft.

Cheers,
Paul

(My first post!)
 
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Thank you for the Info Aerohydro,and welcome aboard.
 

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A patent for flying car,by Mr. Beals from Flying car Corp.;

http://io9.gizmodo.com/5797332/aerial-mine-fields--a-great-bad-idea-that-never-happened/
 

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hesham said:
here is a two early flying car concepts.

http://www.complex.com/sports/2013/06/a-history-of-the-flying-car/
The second one and the name of the company was strange ?.
 

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hesham said:
hesham said:
here is a roadable Model or a flying car designed by Herbert Boggs.

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19450827/25/2
And from anther site;

http://substance-en.etsmtl.ca/flying-cars-models-40s/
From Ailes 11/1945.
 

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hesham said:
hesham said:
hesham said:
here is a roadable Model or a flying car designed by Herbert Boggs.

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19450827/25/2
And from anther site;

http://substance-en.etsmtl.ca/flying-cars-models-40s/
From Ailes 11/1945.
Also from Decollage 1/1947.
 

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Flying cars provide one of the best examples of technology failing to develop as expected. If someone from the middle decades of the last century could visit the present day, I expect that one of the questions would be "where are all the flying cars?"
 

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Thanks. I suspect that the Lawrence Aeromobile (aka the Lawrence Convertible Monoplane) never progressed beyond the scale model that's shown in the magazine article.

Though Aerofiles is a wonderful site, and still a great resource to use, it's not complete. Since KO Eckland's passing in 2009, I suspect no-one's been actively updating the site.

Cheers,
Paul
 
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