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Ours was column shift, no idea if that would change the gearbox (as I never saw it).

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Heart Aerospace, which previously planned to have hundreds of 19-seat all-electric planes in the air by 2026, has ditched its previous design in favor of a 30-seat hybrid model with similar capabilities.

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Only $777,000, but no road certification (yet?).

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It’s not about how well something succeeds but how well it fails, right? And this… this fails really badly.

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Flying cars, bikes etc. are a fundamentally bad idea, as long as the humans are involved as drivers and not just as passengers.

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I’d have thought that they were better set up to try this.

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@Mercenary_Garage on a grand day out?

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Yes! And the World needs to know!
Looks like fun, anyway.

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Yup!

:grin:

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That author clearly hasn’t bothered to do even cursory research on the science behind vehicle-pedestrian injuries. Low front bumpers increase injury severity by accelerating the upper body into the hood of the vehicle and increasing the likelihood of head vs windshield (hard) ccmpared to head vs hood (soft). Lower bumpers are also associated with less clearance between the hood and engine, which make a much harder impact than vs hood with plenty of clearance. That is why sports cars and sedans have seen a change in design to be more blunt, like trucks and SUVs instead of 80’s style “wedge” designs.

EVs also have the design leeway to soften hoods to reduce pedestrian impact. Those frunks he is complaining about actually improve pedestrian safety.

Basically, they made a bunch of assumptions and published it as if it were fact.

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