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Old 27th July 2006, 00:48   #1
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hope we start getting honda air cabs soon in india
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Old 27th July 2006, 10:11   #2
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Whoa boy, can you imagine vtec'ing at 10000 feet up there? Talk about product diversity....Did you know Toyota makes buildings too!

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Good luck to Honda. Many a vehicle manufacturers have tried building aircrafts, but good to see Honda move further from the drawing board.

The clip says, apart from private jets they are targetting 'Air Taxi' services. If Panasonic also goes commerical with their AA battery (160 of them) powered aircrafts, we will soon need traffic signals up in the sky. 'Flyovers' and multilevel lanes will not be a problem though.

Read more about that here: [FONT=Georgia] http://www.gizmag.co.uk/go/5901/[/FONT]
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Thats really nice to hear Honda getting into aircrafts. They are also into power supply in India. Hopefully that plane would have a DOHC i-VTEC powerplant unlike others.
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opposite happening.

after world war BMW quit making planes to make cars.

come 21st century we have HONDA goin from car to planes.
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Thats really nice to hear Honda getting into aircrafts. They are also into power supply in India. Hopefully that plane would have a DOHC i-VTEC powerplant unlike others.
Sorry, I don't think DOHC i-VTEC will make it into these aircrafts. The picture doesn't show a propeller on the plane. A conventional car engine with piston and cams arrangement can only be used in aircrafts that are driven by propellers. This arrangement was very inefficient which was why aircraft designers moved away from piston based engines to turbine based jet engines. As the name of this plane suggests, it is probably jet engine based.
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Hmmm....Honda jet engines eh!!! They should try putting one of them on a car. Haha

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Even while making aircrafts, they have to be the biggest fuel misers.
Car mentality while making aircrafts.
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Even while making aircrafts, they have to be the biggest fuel misers.
Thats their trademark. Can't do without it. Hehe

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