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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:10 am 
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Thanks to the work of a great number of people, and specifically to the Wright Brothers, on this day in 1903 on a sandy stretch of beach in North Carolina, the first propeller powered heavier than air aircraft took to the skies.

Granted it wasn't a very aggressive take skyward being about 7 miles an hour and only a bit more than 100 feet. But skyward it was.

116 years ago today.

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Now..... who's working on the flying cars? How's that project coming along?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:35 pm 
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Porsche and Boeing recently entered an agreement to develop flying cars.

At first they might be like regular cars with vertically augmented travel. The use of composite construction and power plant development of automobiles has surpassed the general aviation industry. There are no technical barriers. Autonomous vehicles technology, both drone and car, is nearing the point where the risk of having an idiot who can't fathom turn signal use will be an issue.

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