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Re: Flying Cars Are Now Imminent As Researchers Finally Hit A Major Breakthrough by Bayoibee: 2:29pm On Jun 08
Hope there’ll be street lights in the sky, imagine two flying cars coming from sharp corners in opposite directions lol
Re: Flying Cars Are Now Imminent As Researchers Finally Hit A Major Breakthrough by Xkale1234(m): 2:40pm On Jun 08
Designandbuild1:
I trust Lagosians. They'll still pass one-way in the sky angry

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guy forget Lagos come kano and see if na to break law of road or traffic number 1 in Nigeria
Re: Flying Cars Are Now Imminent As Researchers Finally Hit A Major Breakthrough by kmaster007: 3:24pm On Jun 08
Re: Flying Cars Are Now Imminent As Researchers Finally Hit A Major Breakthrough by Gjmff: 3:31pm On Jun 08
Good
Re: Flying Cars Are Now Imminent As Researchers Finally Hit A Major Breakthrough by dontbothermuch: 3:47pm On Jun 08
High tension wire ooo
Re: Flying Cars Are Now Imminent As Researchers Finally Hit A Major Breakthrough by twosquare: 3:51pm On Jun 08
Nikola Tesla developed something on wireless electricity which was shunned or so...it should suffice.
CaptainFM1:


Sweden already have a charge on the go system. The road is electrified for charging moving vehicles and the owner is auto debited for the charging. There are other systems being researched all round the world. How they will auto charge a flying vehicle in the air is what I don't know yet. But I trust scientist & technologist to come up with answers.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/12/worlds-first-electrified-road-for-charging-vehicles-opens-in-sweden
Re: Flying Cars Are Now Imminent As Researchers Finally Hit A Major Breakthrough by PMPSolutions: 4:07pm On Jun 08
Eazi1:
I thought li-polymer charge fasther than -ions, why not go for that

Li-Polymer are for mobile and hand-held devices while Li-ion are for heavier apparatus that require more power like vehicles.
Re: Flying Cars Are Now Imminent As Researchers Finally Hit A Major Breakthrough by Brushstrokes20: 4:10pm On Jun 08
The future is here!
Re: Flying Cars Are Now Imminent As Researchers Finally Hit A Major Breakthrough by Cutehector(m): 4:15pm On Jun 08
Thylord:
Just imagine engine failure.the crash landing will be magnificent.
lol.
Re: Flying Cars Are Now Imminent As Researchers Finally Hit A Major Breakthrough by mbak(m): 4:56pm On Jun 08
Oil and gas industry will kill it if it’s gonna become a threat. truth
Re: Flying Cars Are Now Imminent As Researchers Finally Hit A Major Breakthrough by dayabiuuku: 5:18pm On Jun 08
i could remember the film harry potter where a car was flying


also in one of chris browns video a car was flying


thank GOD , ITS NOW POSSIBLE
Re: Flying Cars Are Now Imminent As Researchers Finally Hit A Major Breakthrough by Josywhyte: 5:34pm On Jun 08
Nigerians go still parachute wey dem go use dey sell gala for sky for this flying cars. Even black market battery or fuel go sell too.... grin
Re: Flying Cars Are Now Imminent As Researchers Finally Hit A Major Breakthrough by Rossiminku: 6:23pm On Jun 08
Angrygoat:
It can't work in naija. It can never be invented here never. We are last in the whole wide word

Inferiority complex is a terrible disease. Hope you don't transmit it to your children.
Re: Flying Cars Are Now Imminent As Researchers Finally Hit A Major Breakthrough by Rossiminku: 6:25pm On Jun 08
Reference:
In well planned cities of the west I agree.... but in my dear Nigeria where power lines are strewn across streets and highways wily-nily, there will be plenty of burnt offerings to the gods of disorganisation and backwardness.

Oh shut up. Asshole.

When it comes to Nigeria, as it will, don't ride. Even though we know your big fat head will rush into it.
Re: Flying Cars Are Now Imminent As Researchers Finally Hit A Major Breakthrough by seyz91(m): 6:29pm On Jun 08
You only read what this people wrote down in books

These are the ones with real brains that make things happen in real life not those lies we read in book that we just digest in naija university just to have good grades
Eazi1:
I thought li-polymer charge fasther than -ions, why not go for that
Re: Flying Cars Are Now Imminent As Researchers Finally Hit A Major Breakthrough by Arkmanbuddy(m): 8:07pm On Jun 08
Alusiizizi:


As long as the car can fly because of the Bernoulli principle, this is not possible. One would always need an aerofoil with enough surface area just to lift the vehicle.

That's not true, how do copters lift? The design could partially conceal the main rotor with enough inlet of air to allow for lift to take place. Then in mid air, the shape changes, the tyres are retracted to allow for a jet propulsion. I'm still thinking of tye design. I know it's possible to lift without having the full 'components' of a plane.
Re: Flying Cars Are Now Imminent As Researchers Finally Hit A Major Breakthrough by JaceBlaze: 8:21pm On Jun 08
Flying cars? Lol
Re: Flying Cars Are Now Imminent As Researchers Finally Hit A Major Breakthrough by Deering1008: 9:51pm On Jun 08
Imagine 1,000,000 cars flying over the sky of Lagos on a Monday morning�.. House of commotion niyen.
Re: Flying Cars Are Now Imminent As Researchers Finally Hit A Major Breakthrough by Mykillo74(m): 10:09pm On Jun 08
Alot of accidents in the air, this must not get to Nigeria.
Re: Flying Cars Are Now Imminent As Researchers Finally Hit A Major Breakthrough by Angrygoat: 11:50pm On Jun 08
Stfu ghetto kids. Slum kid. U no dey my level
Rossiminku:


Inferiority complex is a terrible disease. Hope you don't transmit it to your children.
Re: Flying Cars Are Now Imminent As Researchers Finally Hit A Major Breakthrough by streetsoldier1(m): 6:28am On Jun 09
No need to spend money on visa application, just gatter money buy the flying car and plan your route to canada or anyother place of choice...
Re: Flying Cars Are Now Imminent As Researchers Finally Hit A Major Breakthrough by Nastt20nastt: 7:43am On Jun 09
Good morning

Re: Flying Cars Are Now Imminent As Researchers Finally Hit A Major Breakthrough by Nastt20nastt: 8:02am On Jun 09
good morning

Re: Flying Cars Are Now Imminent As Researchers Finally Hit A Major Breakthrough by Alusiizizi(m): 4:54pm On Jun 09
Arkmanbuddy:


That's not true, how do copters lift? The design could partially conceal the main rotor with enough inlet of air to allow for lift to take place. Then in mid air, the shape changes, the tyres are retracted to allow for a jet propulsion. I'm still thinking of tye design. I know it's possible to lift without having the full 'components' of a plane.

I knew someone would bring up helicopters. In fact helicopters also work by Bernoulli principle. Those blades are nothing more than smaller aerofoils. Their blades have to spin very fast in order to make up for the somewhat reduced surface area, which brings up another issue involved with "miniaturizing" the flying cars in order to look more like cars than planes. Safety. In order to make those air ducts powerful enough to lift a standard vehicle and at the same time compact enough to make the design look "cool", their blades will need to be spinning with an extremely high angular velocity, and this will bring up issues relating to design material, rotor housing and such that can very quickly increase the weight of the vehicle, possibly making the whole thing impractical, not even accounting for the engine that will have to drive those rotors. Then there's the issue of stability. The large profile of planes and helicopters help to make the vehicle relatively more stable due to the forces being distributed over a larger profile, this convenience will be mostly absent in the more compact flying car and probably a good deal of fly by wire control will need to be integrated into the vehicle.
Conclusion: I don't see a compact flying car coming into the general market for at least another 20 years.
Re: Flying Cars Are Now Imminent As Researchers Finally Hit A Major Breakthrough by Arkmanbuddy(m): 10:56pm On Jun 09
Alusiizizi:


I knew someone would bring up helicopters. In fact helicopters also work by Bernoulli principle. Those blades are nothing more than smaller aerofoils. Their blades have to spin very fast in order to make up for the somewhat reduced surface area, which brings up another issue involved with "miniaturizing" the flying cars in order to look more like cars than planes. Safety. In order to make those air ducts powerful enough to lift a standard vehicle and at the same time compact enough to make the design look "cool", their blades will need to be spinning with an extremely high angular velocity, and this will bring up issues relating to design material, rotor housing and such that can very quickly increase the weight of the vehicle, possibly making the whole thing impractical, not even accounting for the engine that will have to drive those rotors. Then there's the issue of stability. The large profile of planes and helicopters help to make the vehicle relatively more stable due to the forces being distributed over a larger profile, this convenience will be mostly absent in the more compact flying car and probably a good deal of fly by wire control will need to be integrated into the vehicle.
Conclusion: I don't see a compact flying car coming into the general market for at least another 20 years.


Sure a gyroscope could do the job of stabilizing the car. Instead of one large rotor, there could be 4 medium sized hidden rotors with large enough airducts for proper lift.

Also, do not underestimate the human mind. There'll be materials that can be used as rotors due to their lightweight. Four rotors moving at least 1000rpm should be enough to lift a 10ton vehicle off the ground.
Re: Flying Cars Are Now Imminent As Researchers Finally Hit A Major Breakthrough by Alusiizizi(m): 2:40pm On Jun 10
Arkmanbuddy:



Sure a gyroscope could do the job of stabilizing the car. Instead of one large rotor, there could be 4 medium sized hidden rotors with large enough airducts for proper lift.

Also, do not underestimate the human mind. There'll be materials that can be used as rotors due to their lightweight. Four rotors moving at least 1000rpm should be enough to lift a 10ton vehicle off the ground.

Yes, gyroscopes, (AKA "fly by wire" ). Also I agree with you on the future of materials development (How do we spell "nano-tubes" ), but I'm not sure about that 1000rpm though. Helicopter blades rotate at about 4 times that speed if I recall correctly and their surface area has to be that large to produce enough lifting force. Something as small as what I think you have in mind will need angular velocities in the neighborhood of 15,000rpm. It might be more sensible to adopt a jet engine, I'm afraid.
Re: Flying Cars Are Now Imminent As Researchers Finally Hit A Major Breakthrough by Arkmanbuddy(m): 10:44pm On Jun 10
Alusiizizi:


Yes, gyroscopes, (AKA "fly by wire" ). Also I agree with you on the future of materials development (How do we spell "nano-tubes" ), but I'm not sure about that 1000rpm though. Helicopter blades rotate at about 4 times that speed if I recall correctly and their surface area has to be that large to produce enough lifting force. Something as small as what I think you have in mind will need angular velocities in the neighborhood of 15,000rpm. It might be more sensible to adopt a jet engine, I'm afraid.


Adopting a jet engine would eliminate the thought of having flying cars that could lift off vertically. You're right about the angular velocity of the rotors...but we're talking about four rotors placed at the four edges of the car for balance: 2 in front and 2 at the back. I believe if high velocities of the rotors are achieved, this can be possible. Jet engine could then be initiated in-flight if the driver wants it.

Pleasure having an intellectual discuss with you, bro. It gladdens my heart.
Re: Flying Cars Are Now Imminent As Researchers Finally Hit A Major Breakthrough by Alusiizizi(m): 11:41am On Jun 12
Arkmanbuddy:



Adopting a jet engine would eliminate the thought of having flying cars that could lift off vertically. You're right about the angular velocity of the rotors...but we're talking about four rotors placed at the four edges of the car for balance: 2 in front and 2 at the back. I believe if high velocities of the rotors are achieved, this can be possible. Jet engine could then be initiated in-flight if the driver wants it.

Pleasure having an intellectual discuss with you, bro. It gladdens my heart.

Same here as well, amid all the noise. At any rate, jet engines are inherently fuel in-efficient, perhaps more so than can be tolerated by the general market, so we are still stuck with rotating blades. Regarding your 4-propeller suggestion, I believe(if memory serves right) that several outfits have built such device, I'm not sure if any of the earlier versions ever flew, but check out this Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tactical_Robotics_Cormorant. I think it's what you have in mind.

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