2009-03-21

The Terrafugia Transition Flying Car

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Beat the traffic: take the flying car

U.S. company tests its $194,000 US 'roadable aircraft'

The Terrafugia Transition seats two, drives regular speeds on roads and can do about 180 km/h in flight.
The Terrafugia Transition seats two, drives regular speeds on roads and can do about 180 km/h in flight.

The ultimate travel tool: a flying car

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The flying car is back, and this time in a guise that may actually be workable.

The Terrafugia Transition, a road-legal two-seat car which burns unleaded petrol and has electronically-folded wings, has just completed its maiden flight.

The wings can deploy in about 30 seconds for take-off and once in the air, the Terrafugia has a claimed cruise speed of 184km/h and a range of around 640km on one tank.

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Flying car lifts off in maiden flight

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Terrafugia's Transition part-car, part-airplane took its first test flight, lasting 37 seconds. The vehicle took off and landed successfully.

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Takeoff! The flying car takes off from the New York airstrip

Takeoff! The Terrafugia flying car takes off from the New York airstrip

Time for a refuel: The flying car takes unleaded petrol and its foldable wings allow it to be used at petrol stations and parked in garages

Time for a refuel: The flying car takes unleaded petrol and its foldable wings allow it to be used at petrol stations and parked in garages

Touchdown: The Transition heads back down to land, where at the touch of a button it can fold its wings and go for a drive

Touchdown: The Transition heads back down to land, where at the touch of a button it can fold its wings and go for a drive

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A Car That Really Flies

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First Flight: "Flying Car" Terrafugia Transition Roadable Aircraft

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We're one step closer to flying cars
Engineers will study the first test flight and begin to make slight modifications that will help improve future test flights.



To fly Transition, pilots must have at least a light sport plane pilots license, which allows pilots to fly planes less than 1,350 pounds in total weight.


Terrafugia hopes to have the Transition on the market before 2012. To date, around 40 people have dropped $10,000 as a deposit for the vehicle that will cost a total of $194,000.

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