Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Larry Neal, has received a U.S. patent for a “fly-drive vehicle” with a folding rotor shaft and a transmission to power either the drive propeller or wheels.
“The problem with flying cars in the past was what to do with the wings once you were on the ground,” said Neal. “With a “fly-drive” gyroplane, just fold the rotor blades and drive on down the road.”
“Using rotor blades for the wings of a flying car makes the fly-drive Super Sky Cycle a new kind of vehicle.” Neal said. “There’s nothing else like it, a gyroplane that can fly at freeway speeds, land in 20 feet, be driven home as a motorcycle, and fit in your garage.”
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[Personally, I can't decide if this is a genius idea, or just plain barking. However, for those of us old enough to remember reading Look & Learn, it might be the nearest thing we ever get to commuting using a rocket pack.]