Flying Cars are here.. in your driveway actually

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Flying Cars are here.. in your driveway actually

Post by Mattel » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:58 pm

When your car is named after a bird...

Tercel is the name of a Male Hawk. Literal translation
found on the internet

I want to know more...
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Re: Flying Cars are here.. in your driveway actually

Post by Petros » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:39 pm

where did you find that picture? I had actually proposed something like that some years ago on this forum, when DARPA (defense advanced research program agency) was requesting ideas to make lightweight and efficient ground vehicles with limited VTOL and range to allow light air strikes from local roads.

This one looks more like a movie prop than an actually helicopter.

looks like it is in the USA, midwest somewhere perhaps?
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Re: Flying Cars are here.. in your driveway actually

Post by Mattel » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:09 pm

Hi Petros. I downloaded off a Facebook page for the AE95 Corolla wagon. But it had no more information or the photographers details. Now you mention it. I can't imagine it working. The Tercel body would be to heavy I would imagine for this purpose and their are a lot of details missing. It does look like their is a for sale sign in the window though.
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Re: Flying Cars are here.. in your driveway actually

Post by Petros » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:27 pm

that rotor is just a wooden plank, it is not foil shaped and clearly not strong enough to lift up a vehicle. also the rotor head is just a wood mock up, it does not have the dozen or so precision pivot points, push rods and swash plate necessary for a working rotor head. Helicopters are very complex flying machines, even small "simple" ones have to have lots of detailed moving parts for them to work, and they take LOTS of power. it could be made to work, but it would need massive engine (and fuel tank) to get it off the ground.

looks like a movie prop, or perhaps something to put on the roof of a restaurant or something similar. Yard art perhaps.
'87 Tercel 4wd SR5 (current engine swap project)
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