Terrafugia Transition (flying car): approved

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    Jul 10, 2011 6:18 PM GMT
    Now if I can only spare $250k...(maybe)
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    Jul 10, 2011 7:19 PM GMT
    I'd hate to see the cost of maintaining it. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 10, 2011 7:27 PM GMT
    It only uses Super unleaded gas rather than jet fuel.

    And you do need to hand wash it since it'll be too tall for the regular car wash.
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    Jul 10, 2011 7:42 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidIt only uses Super unleaded gas rather than jet fuel.

    And you do need to hand wash it since it'll be too tall for the regular car wash.
    Not referring to operational costs...airplanes are notorious for needing maintenance often.
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    Jul 10, 2011 8:10 PM GMT
    I'm sure it's no biggie--the company must have a good hassle-free guarantee program to lure potential buyers.

    The occasional bird that flies into it will probably not cause too much damage.
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    Jul 10, 2011 8:11 PM GMT
    Hopefully whoever buys this has their own runway.
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    Jul 10, 2011 10:47 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidI'm sure it's no biggie--the company must have a good hassle-free guarantee program to lure potential buyers.

    The occasional bird that flies into it will probably not cause too much damage.
    I can tell you haven't been around aviation much. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 10, 2011 11:12 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidI'm sure it's no biggie--the company must have a good hassle-free guarantee program to lure potential buyers.

    The occasional bird that flies into it will probably not cause too much damage.


    LOL yea, because they are toyota and are basing people's decision to buy this vehicle on "reliability" and safety...

    Anyone who can afford one of these things might as well go out and buy a Piper Saratoga and a brand new car, and just park the plane at their hangar at the airport. It makes absolutely no sense to sacrifice so much on both to combine them into one.
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    Jul 10, 2011 11:20 PM GMT
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    q1w2e3 saidI'm sure it's no biggie--the company must have a good hassle-free guarantee program to lure potential buyers.

    The occasional bird that flies into it will probably not cause too much damage.


    LOL yea, because they are toyota and are basing people's decision to buy this vehicle on "reliability" and safety...

    Anyone who can afford one of these things might as well go out and buy a Piper Saratoga and a brand new car, and just park the plane at their hangar at the airport. It makes absolutely no sense to sacrifice so much on both to combine them into one.
    A good friend of mine has a Saratoga. I'd rather have the flying car. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 10, 2011 11:23 PM GMT
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    new_guyme said
    q1w2e3 saidI'm sure it's no biggie--the company must have a good hassle-free guarantee program to lure potential buyers.

    The occasional bird that flies into it will probably not cause too much damage.


    LOL yea, because they are toyota and are basing people's decision to buy this vehicle on "reliability" and safety...

    Anyone who can afford one of these things might as well go out and buy a Piper Saratoga and a brand new car, and just park the plane at their hangar at the airport. It makes absolutely no sense to sacrifice so much on both to combine them into one.
    A good friend of mine has a Saratoga. I'd rather have the flying car. icon_lol.gif


    Saratoga's rock. Fam had one for like 10 years when I was younger.
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    Jul 10, 2011 11:42 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    q1w2e3 saidI'm sure it's no biggie--the company must have a good hassle-free guarantee program to lure potential buyers.

    The occasional bird that flies into it will probably not cause too much damage.
    I can tell you haven't been around aviation much. icon_lol.gif


    I'm just saying, instead of being caught in the engine of a 747, it will just now splat on the windshield. Or avoid the small plane-car altogether, since it's probably the size of a small flying dinosaur and hopefully the bird's genetic memory will activate and tell it to steer clear. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 11, 2011 1:42 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 said
    paulflexes said
    q1w2e3 saidI'm sure it's no biggie--the company must have a good hassle-free guarantee program to lure potential buyers.

    The occasional bird that flies into it will probably not cause too much damage.
    I can tell you haven't been around aviation much. icon_lol.gif


    I'm just saying, instead of being caught in the engine of a 747, it will just now splat on the windshield.
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    Jul 11, 2011 1:54 AM GMT
    I think the company should fit a gun turret in front then. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 11, 2011 2:31 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidI think the company should fit a gun turret in front then. icon_lol.gif
    We finally agree on something. Yay! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 11, 2011 2:33 AM GMT
    That's not a flying car. That is an airplane you can drive on the street. You still have to drive to the airport in traffic before you can fly. If it were a flying car you could take to the air out of your driveway and lower yourself into a parking space at the mall.
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    Jul 11, 2011 3:08 AM GMT
    Iceblink saidThat's not a flying car. That is an airplane you can drive on the street. You still have to drive to the airport in traffic before you can fly. If it were a flying car you could take to the air out of your driveway and lower yourself into a parking space at the mall.
    I think it's a good start. However, I'm still waiting for "UFO" (anti-gravity) technology to be released for public commercial use. Then we can have Jetson-style flying cars...well...when they perfect the GPS system with aerial highways so people don't bump into each other and fall down and go boom.
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    Jul 11, 2011 6:20 AM GMT
    If people still can''t drive properly in 2 dimensions, I'd have to see them driving with a third dimension added.