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There is apparently a company in Winchester that is working on a flying car. There was an entrepreneurship summit in the conference center at work last week, and the inventor was out front showing off his work and describing his business plan to hard-headed tech business types.





The rest of us just gawked. Here's a shot of the car; the inventor is by the driver's side door.

The wings fold up for highway driving, and the propeller locks in place. But the car is pretty darn low to the ground.





He demonstrated unfolding the wings for us.

After unfolding, the wings lock into place; after a pre-flight check you'll be ready for takeoff. He did the parlor trick of grabbing a wing and using it to wiggle the entire car on its suspension. He took pains to point out that while this was a prototype it had both flown and driven (though they brought it in a trailer this time; they're passing crash tests, but I think it's not fully road certified yet).





But of course if anything goes wrong it's always good to have a backup plan.

[Hmm, nothing like abusing table environments LaTeX-style.]
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