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Transforming for Takeoff

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Reaching 112 mph on the ground and transforming into a flying machine with the flip of a switch, this gyrocopter is one the fastest flying cars.

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Imagine a car that can lift off from your driveway and take you anywhere you want to be. What was once science fiction is now fact thanks to the tireless efforts of designers and engineers, who are redefining what automobiles can be. In this episode, we show how cutting edge VTOLs (Vertical Takeoff and Landing Aircrafts) are assisting law enforcement and the military, and may one day change the way we go to work, run errands, or simply go for a joy ride. Thanks to evolving technology and innovative designs, the sky is quite literally the limit.

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