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    Terrafugia Transition 'flying car' gets go-ahead from US air authorities

    Terrafugia Transition 'flying car' gets go-ahead from US air authorities - Telegraph

    The two-seater Transition can use its front-wheel drive on roads at ordinary highway speeds, with wings folded, at a respectable 30 miles per gallon. Once it has arrived at a suitable take-off spot - an airport, or adequately sized piece of flat private land - it can fold down the wings, engage its rear-facing propellor, and take off. The folding wings are electrically powered.
    Its cruising speed in the air is 115mph, it has a range of 460 miles, and it can carry 450lb. It requires a 1,700-foot (one-third of a mile) runway to take off and can fit in a standard garage.
    Terrafugia says that one of the major advantages of the Transition over ordinary light aircraft is safety - in the event of inclement weather, it can simply drive home instead of either being grounded or flying in unsafe conditions.
    The company says that 70 people have ordered the car, leaving a $10,000 (£6,650) deposit each. The car is expected to retail at $194,000 (£129,000). Deposits are held in escrow, meaning that should the company go bankrupt before delivery, the money will be refunded.


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    Re: Terrafugia Transition 'flying car' gets go-ahead from US air authorities

    According to the Back To the Future trilogy, there is only 5 years until flying cars are the norm.



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    Re: Terrafugia Transition 'flying car' gets go-ahead from US air authorities

    That looks like something out of Bond movie. Did they hire Q as an engineer?



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    Re: Terrafugia Transition 'flying car' gets go-ahead from US air authorities

    That is awesome.



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    Re: Terrafugia Transition 'flying car' gets go-ahead from US air authorities

    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
    According to the Back To the Future trilogy, there is only 5 years until flying cars are the norm.
    oh man.... you beat me to it!!




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    Re: Terrafugia Transition 'flying car' gets go-ahead from US air authorities

    I'm happy to see the future is finally happening. Now I'll just wait patiently for my hover-board.


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    Re: Terrafugia Transition 'flying car' gets go-ahead from US air authorities

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    I'm happy to see the future is finally happening. Now I'll just wait patiently for my hover-board.
    I don't want just any hover board - I want the Pit Bull...


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