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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Car – Plane is ready to take off soon

Car – Plane is ready to take off soon
The Terrafugia Transition is a technology which can transform itself from a two-seater road car to a plane in 15 seconds. It is scheduled to take to the air next month.
According to the designer, Carl Dietrich, who runs the Massachusetts-based Terrafugia, said: "This is the first really integrated design where the wings fold up automatically and all the parts are in one vehicle."
If it is successful in its first test flight, this technological break through is expected to land in showrooms in about 18 months' time.
Features of Terrafugia Transition
It is easy to keep and run since it uses normal unleaded fuel and will fit into a garage.
It is powered by the same 100bhp engine on the ground and in the air.
It will be able to fly up to 500 miles on a single tank of petrol at a cruising speed of 115mph.
It had already received 40 orders, despite an expected retail price of 200,000 dollars which is reasonable in price comparison of an Airplane, however its prices is too high in comparison with a car. Are u ready to buy a car – airplane?

2 comments:

L. Venkata Subramaniam said...

I thought it was a toy carplane. Whether I want to buy it will depend on what kind of landing facility it needs. Can this car land on highways?

Yokara said...

It is not a toy plane. It is real. More about this plane visit at
http://www.terrafugia.com/

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