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X-Hawk Flying Car to be Ready by 2010 (Video)

Still think that flying cars are something that is only possible in an episode of the Jetsons? Not so, if Rafi Yoeli of Israel is to be believed. In fact, he claims that his X-Hawk flying vehicle will be ready by 2010! Got stuck in the Interstate amongst the morning traffic jam? Just hover on over it! Congestion no more!

Urban Aeronautics, Yoeli’s own company, says that the X-Hawk will initially be implemented “as a workhorse vehicle that could be used by firefighters, rescue teams, and the military to aid in the recovery of people stranded in hard to reach places.” You see, the X-Hawk flying car has the same level of maneuverability as a helicopter, except the “ducted fan design” has no exposed blades. Taking off and landing is done vertically, whereas horizontal movement can approach speeds as high as 155mph. The exact range of these vehicles has not yet been determined, but they say that it can remain in the air for about two hours.

An unmanned “Mule version” is expected to hit the air in 2009, whereas larger renditions — including one designed to house 10 passengers — are being planned for the near future. Flying won’t come cheap, of course, with the estimated price sitting between $1.5 and $3.5 million, “and Yoeli admits those estimates might be low.” (I guess I’ll have to wait for the Yaris or Fit edition)

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  • jeremiah Tautges

    The 2010 flying car this nice, but how much is it goin to cost for
    everyone to have one. Just askin cuz if you have a car
    that you want everyone to have, but cant bay. not kool

  • mac daddy

    igor 1012 already happened you ass! and this woudb be fye but in reality this wont be happening anytime soon

  • Somepeople

    fake and Gay

    • Zues

      I doubt it is fake. the only problem is getting it to work with passengers.

  • Maleeq aerodynamics

    I think it’s gonna be cool cause it’s the only thing I have ever dream of since a kid.

  • igor

    i guess its gonna come out in 1012 or something

  • guest

    That is awesome!!! Can't wait for it to come out!!!

  • ShadowStopper…

    lol are you really sure…people are relly good at saying stuff that dont really happen…

  • ShadowGear7

    ya sure and he just gives you the specs to a flying car