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We are totally nerd-ing out right now over a new DARPA project. The Department of Defense’s research branch wants to merge the best elements of a plane, electric vehicle and Optimus Prime to create a flying car for the military. If researchers are successful, the world could see an airborne prototype of the seriously souped-up (and green!) flying car by 2015.

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  1. rcfa April 19, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    43 million? That pays for nothing. A structured carbon fibre mast on a sail boat cost close to a decade ago 1.5 million. Add inflation, and you know that at best pays a few college graduates with highly connected parents a good salary plus some play money.

    No serious aerospace project is going to be funded with that sort of pocket change.
    If that were 4.3 billion, or maybe 430 million, then we’d get into the kind of territory where the projects sounds remotely plausible.

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