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Nearly half a century before George Jetson packed his flying car away in his briefcase, Henry Ford built the Ford Flivver. The Flivver was a personal aircraft that Ford dubbed the Model T of the Air.
The Flivver was a personal aircraft that Ford dubbed the Model T of the Air.
The aircraft was a welded steel tube fuselage, with wood wing construction with fabric covering. The steerable rudder mounted tailwheel was also the only wheel with a brake.
The exhaust was routed through a special manifold to a stock Model T exhaust. This short lived experiment ended when the prototype crashed into the ocean off Melbourne, Florida.
A century later, three separate companies have unveiled their takes on the flying car. Although vastly different from Doc Brown's flying Delorean, each is impressive in its own right.
Posted on Wed, January 20, 2016
by David Dorrell