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Island Automotive Chat Victoria to Port Hardy and everything in between
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Old 03-20-2009, 01:26 PM   #1
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The Terrafugia Transition - first realistic plane/car?

http://www.terrafugia.com/

It's a pretty neat machine. In car mode the wings fold up out of the way, and the power switches to FWD. It gets 30mpg, and runs on premium unleaded. Can then drive it onto a runway, lower the wings, and fly. They're taking deposits right now.





It even fits into a single car garage:
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:05 PM   #2
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Great for people who actually have a pilot's license. Not so useful for the rest of us.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:13 PM   #3
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there are several licenses and permits involved. it's pretty much completely impractical.

not to be totally down on it.. as an engineering venture i think it's fantastic. it's just a shame that the legal issues make it so prohibitive.

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This other flying car seems 4 times more ghetto, and 8 time more fun.
http://www.parajet.com/
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This other flying car seems 4 times more ghetto, and 8 time more fun.
http://www.parajet.com/
haha nice! i rather take a Parajet!
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i wounder how well it does ina crash test
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regardless how you look at it...your going to look like a fairy nerd driving it on the road
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Something else that just occurred to me; It's probably very fragile, has no side mirrors, and virtually no rear visibility. This thing wouldn't last 2 weeks of daily driving
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