Flying Hybrid Car from Burt Rutan

Flying cars have captured the imagination of science-fiction fans for generations.  I’ve always wanted one, and now there are a few flying cars which are coming to market, but one of the most interesting ones is from aviation pioneer Burt Rutanand Scaled Composites.

He’s designed and made a two-seat flying plane that looks a lot like two small submarines attached by a small wing.  So far, the plane has made some passes down the roadway but has yet to make it to the air.

She has a range of 760 miles in the air and 820 miles on the roadway, and it works a bit like a Chevrolet Volt.  She uses the batteries to help provide boost when taking off and uses gasoline motors to charge and power the electric drives.