DailyDirt: Flying With The Greatest Of Ease

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The Segway was originally billed as a revolutionary new way to travel, but after it was revealed, it didn't seem anywhere near as cool as a flying car (or hoverboard). While everyone is more concerned about gas mileage nowadays, there are still some dreamers out there working on personal flying vehicles. Here are just a few examples of some ways to get yourself off the ground. If you have some more free time, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

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    Richard, 20 Jun 2012 @ 8:58pm

    Building one's own "air car"

    In the October 1974 issue of Boys' Life magazine, on page 70, there was a mail order ad whereby a reader could obtain for US$3.00 plans for an "air car." Among other things, the air car could lift "up to 200 pounds." (Or, for those using the metric system, approximately 90.71 kg.) In a 1998 issue of Zillions magazine (which was like Consumer Reports but with kids testing toys and similar items), a review was done wherein Zillions mail ordered plans for an "air car" and had a 9-year-old kid build the project with his father to see how well it actually worked.

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