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    I think these guys are on to something. the concept is nothing new. just a modern version









    http://www.terrafugia.com/index.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    dude it has auto pilot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    Please a Cell phone doesnt hold a candle to a flying car and or Jet pack.
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    It seems like more of a novelty than a practical car or aircraft. As a plane, it's slow, and as a car, it doesn't seem very maneuverable and it has a very high clearance. The specs aren't that impressive, either.



    Performance
    Max, Vh:
    Cruise, Vc:
    Stall, Vs:
    Range:
    Takeoff:

    100 kts (115 mph, 185 km/h)
    93 kts (105 mph, 172 km/h)
    45 kts (51 mph, 83 km/h)
    425 nmi (490 mi, 787 km)
    1700' (518 m) over 50' obstacle
    Gross Takeoff Weight:
    Empty Weight:
    Useful Load:

    1430 lbs (650 kg)
    970 lbs (440 kg)
    460 lbs (210 kg)
    Fuel burn at cruise:
    Useable Fuel:
    Mileage on road:

    5 gph (18.9 L/h)
    23 gal (87L)
    35 mpg (14.9 km/L)
    Light Sport Aircraft (LSA)
    Convenience
    Rear wheel drive on the ground
    Automotive-style entry and exit
    Two place, side by side
    Automated electromechanical folding wing
    No trailer or hangar needed
    Cargo area holds golf clubs
    Safety
    Drive in case of inclement weather
    Proven 100 hp Rotax 912ULS engine
    Full vehicle parachute available
    Modern glass avionics
    Automotive crash safety features
    Dimensions
    Driving:
    80” (2m) tall
    90” (2.3m) wide
    18’ 9” (6m) long
    Flying:
    78" (2m) tall
    26' 6" (8m) wingspan
    19' 9" (6m) long
    Cockpit:
    48” at the shoulder
    Carry-on luggage
    Golf clubs
    Two place, side-by-side
    If you happened to live near one airport and regularly commuted over congested roads to a nearby town with an airport, it might be cost-effective. Think about living in Santa Monica and commuting to Burbank, for example, where the commute would normally be about twenty miles through dense traffic, and could easily take a couple of hours, depending on the time of day, but the cost and hassle really make this look more like a toy for someone who wants to show that he's too important to sit in traffic.
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    it is just an experimental. im curious as to how far they take it
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    This would be so cool,because living out in the country. It's just a pain going from town back into the country at rush hour.
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    maybe a little more practical. but they continue the design

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    Wow, neat!
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    the one I put in the OP has already landed at the NY auto show

    This week at the New York Auto Show a company called Terrafugia will debut a street-legal airplane. A flying car, so to speak.

    Called the Transition, the fold-up vehicle will fly 100 miles per hour and has a range of nearly 500 miles. On the road it gets 35 miles per gallon using premium unleaded gasoline. It’s not quite the flying car of Jetsons fame, but it’s the closest thing on the market so far.

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    more competition

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