Thursday, July 1, 2010

Finally, Terrafugia The Flying Car



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    Well it's finally been done, The first flying car and it's already for sale.
    I remember they said this was to be done by the year 2000. Now, 10 years later. It's finally arrived.


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    The Terrafugia Transition, a light aircraft that can convert into a road-legal automobile, is to go into production after being given a special weight exemption by the US Federal Aviation Administration.



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    The Transition was designed as a "light sport" aircraft, the smallest kind of private aeroplane under FAA classification, with a maximum weight of 1,320lb. But the manufacturers found it 1impossible to fit the safety features - airbags, crumple zones and roll cage, for instance - that are required for road vehicles into that weight.
    Uniquely, however, the FAA has granted the Transition an exemption - allowing it to be cla


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    Light sport aircraft licences require just 20 hours' flying time, making them much easier to obtain than full private licences.
    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.


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    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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