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    Default Terrafugia Transition 'Flying Car' Gets Go-Ahead From US Air Authorities

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

    By Tom Chivers
    Published: 12:56PM BST 29 Jun 2010

    Seen here flying


    Seen here as road vehicle

    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.
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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/...thorities.html

    Here is the original flying care from the 1974 Bond movie - Man With A Golden Gun - This car is an AMC (American Motors Corp) Matador. AMC of course is now out of business

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    That "thing" looks like a road hazard and would be a blindspot nightmare changing lanes on the DVP. Theyll have to do a little more recessing of the wings and tail I think.

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    That is awesome.
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    Does it come in red? No? Damn...Thats a deal breaker for me.

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    Quote Bendit wrote: View Post
    That "thing" looks like a road hazard and would be a blindspot nightmare changing lanes on the DVP. Theyll have to do a little more recessing of the wings and tail I think.
    I am sure that it is a lot safer than this

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    Here is another vehicle that you can fly and drive on the streets. This one supposedly also goes on the water.

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