Re: [carfree_cities] heavens!
- On Wed, 4 Aug 2004, Christopher Miller wrote:
> After seeing the links to the site selling recreational bloatmobilesUmmm... isn't that a (ahem!) *crane* in the background of the "hover
> today, I must protest my innocence: I got this URL purely by accident
> while googling for "no cars". Does anyone remember this guy back in the
> 1960s who invented these flying saucer shaped flying cars? He's still
> at it, and is taking reservations for his vertical takeoff and landing
> flying car:
test" still shot?
Ya gotta admit that the line about "our evolutionary path to
independence from gravity" is nothing if not visionary.
Of course, back in the 60s, I could have helped this fellow free
himself from gravity with a lot less effort and research -- and thrown
in all the visions he wanted at no extra charge.
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Corte Madera, CA 94976 USA
- Yup, that is indeed a crane, and there is a cable attached to the car.
However, the cable is slack.
There is also a cable attached to the back of the car.
My guess is the back cable was used to load diagnostic data from the
vehicle's systems in realtime during the test, and the upper cable is a
safety to prevent it from flipping over in the event of high winds,
system failure, or operator error.
Doug Salzmann wrote:
>Ummm... isn't that a (ahem!) *crane* in the background of the "hover
>test" still shot?
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