ECCENTRIC BRITISH HEROES: Neil Laughton driving/flying his Skycar from London to Timbuktu - Tech Digest
Adventurer and after-dinner speaker Neil Laughton's customised dune buggy can fly. So he's going to fly it - taking off from London this Wednesday, and landing/rolling up in Timbuktu approximately 42 days later. The buggy comes with a detachable ParaWing (parachute/aerofoil thing) and has a fan on the back of it, allowing it to take off into the sky when it hits 45mph - and it can then cruise at 70mph at a possible and terrifying maximum altitude of 15,000 feet...
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