This flying vintage car!!Wish you had the same?
Yeah potteritians,its the same very Ford owned by Arthur Weasly which always came to Harry’s rescue,in his out-house-break(better call it jailbreak…).
Every muggle’s surprise and every muggle’s wish,this car,whether it was rescuing harry or just a joy ride amongst the skies,it was fit for all terrains.With an unmatchable average.
The Flying Ford Anglia was a light blue Ford Anglia 105E Deluxe that was modified by Arthur Weasley to be able to fly, as well as become invisible, via the use of a specially installed device called an Invisibility Booster. It was also modified so that it could fit eight people, six trunks, two owls, and a rat comfortably.And what you call a car too spacious-a caaaar!
The Flying Ford Anglia was first used in the summer of 1992 by Fred, George, and Ron Weasley to rescue Harry Potter, who was locked up in his room at the Dursleys’ and had been unable to receive any mail from the Wizarding community as a result of Dobby’s attempts to protect him.
At the start of their second year, Harry and Ron used the enchanted car to get to Hogwarts when the entrance to Platform 9¾was sealed by Dobby, in another attempt to protect Harry by preventing his return to school.
The car was used again and again in the series,these are just a few of the instances.Well for you muggles,how nearer is this dream to reality?Lets find that out.
A flying car is a type of personal air vehicle that provides door-to-door transportation by both road and air.
A practical flying car would have to be capable of safely taking off, flying and landing throughout heavily populated urban environments. However, to date, no vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicle has ever demonstrated such capabilities. To produce such an aircraft would require a propulsion system that is quiet, to avoid noise complaints, and has non-exposed rotors so it could be flown safely in urban environments. Additionally, for such aircraft to become airborne, they would require very powerful engines. Many types of aircraft technologies and form factors have been suggested, such as ducted-fan and tiltrotorvehicles, but most previous designs have suffered from problems,such as that of noise and stability.
Prototypes and test flights are already in action.For instance:
1. Urban Aeronautics’ X-Hawk is a VTOL turbojet powered aircraft announced in 2006.
2.The Moller Skycar M400 is a prototypepersonal VTOL (vertical take-off and landing)aircraft.Moller has been making VTOLS from 1960s though it is yet to achieve free flight out of ground effect.
3. The Xplorair PX200 is a French project of single-seater VTOL aircraft without rotating air foil, relying on the Coandă effect and using an array of small jet engines calledthermoreactors embedded within tiltwings’ body. Announced in 2007, the project has been funded by the Government of Franceand is now supported by various aerospace firms. A full-scale drone is scheduled for flight at Paris Air Show 2017, followed by the commercialization of a single-seater flying car in the years after.
4. On May 7, 2013, Terrafugia announced theTF-X, a plug-in hybrid tilt-rotor vehicle that would be the first fully autonomous flying car. It has a range of 500 miles per flight and batteries are rechargeable by the engine. Development of TF-X is expected to last 8–12 years, which means it will not come to market before 2021-2025.
So yeah,its just half a decade before we see the first flying cars hovering above our cities.Lest the cost,the dream is the fastest turning into reality.Cheers potteritians!