Flying Foam: One Man's Failed Quest to Build a Flying Car

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Categories: People/People
Publisher: Summersdale Non Fiction/Summersdale Non Fiction | Date published: 10/23/2006

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Few people set out to design a flying car and fewer survive the process. Colin Hilton is one of them. Over the course of four years--at the cost of one separation, one career and bankruptcy--he shows the world it cannot be done. What he salvages is a blueprint for another form of transport altogether: a flat-pack flying machine made of foam. "It will take us" he says, "toward the flying car." Dream on. In a unique 'developer's diary' he describes how you can build a surface-skimmer of your own and look equally foolish.