Terrafugia Flying Car
July 19, 2011 by staff
Terrafugia Flying Car, A flying car to retail and 227,000 could be on the roads in a matter of months – and customers are already queuing up to be the first to get their hands on one hand, its manufacturer claims.
A little over a week, the Terrafugia Transition passed a major milestone when it was cleared for takeoff by the U.S. Administration Road Safety. It has taken Terrafugia founder Carl Dietrich five years to fulfill his dream, with some media reports that the transition could now be on U.S. roads the end of next year.
Last year, the project was led by problems after officials demanded changes in the design Terrafugia costs somewhere in the order of + 18 million.
Fortunately, the company of Dietrich and then won a 60 million, with the Department of Defense to develop a flying Humvee.
Although the price of a single vehicle has been about 230,000 and the price of the starting order of 170,000 and up to 100 clients have already paid a deposit and 10,000 for a transition.
The next stage of Terrafugia is world domination, with the first stop outside the U.S. that of Europe.
Civil Aviation Authority told the UK Daily Mail that the separation USA meant that it would be “relatively easy” for the transition to obtain authorization from the European Aviation Safety Agency, based in Cologne.
“Most of the work already done in the U.S.,” said Jonathan Nicholson, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in the UK. “Safety standards are very similar between there and Europe.”
Terrafugia says more than 20 Britons have already expressed interest in owning a transition.
The two-seat plane is made of carbon fiber and 600 aimed primarily at U.S. troops “in place” communities. It can take off from almost any long and straight, and once in the air, has a top speed of 115 mph.
On landing, the wings are folded in 15 seconds with the power to be assigned to the rear wheels, giving it a top speed of land 62 kilometers per hour and the size of equivalent size to a large saloon.
“It’s like a transformer bit,” said Dietrich.
The transition will be available for those with a license for light aircraft and requires as little as 20 hours of training to fly.
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