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Se7ski On May 02, 2014




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#1New Post! Aug 22, 2013 @ 06:01:21
The Terrafugia Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation will be dropping a street-legal car on the market that can fly by 2015. The range of the vehicle is 500 miles and it can be driven or flown. It will also fit easily in a single-car garage.
A flight simulation is included in the video!

http://www.terrafugia.com/tfx-vision

What's your take on this? Would you buy one?
Willi On about 19 hours ago




northinmind,
#2New Post! Aug 22, 2013 @ 19:31:19
will it still be called, "a fender bender" if itsa soft hit?
chaski On 34 minutes ago
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Tree at Floydgirrl's Window,
#3New Post! Aug 22, 2013 @ 20:13:16
A flying car would not be a good idea in Florida.

The majority of our roads are very straight and wide, and people down here have only partially grasped the technique of driving straight. Turns, curves and merging lanes make things get pretty exciting.

Floridians should not be given the opportunity to add in a third dimension.
Leon On September 17, 2014

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San Diego, California
#4New Post! Aug 22, 2013 @ 23:46:10
Sooo....

This begs the question. What will be the updated traffic rules for this? And will drivers be required to obtain a pilot license to bring it airborne?

Damn regulations take the fun out of everything...
Se7ski On May 02, 2014




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#5New Post! Aug 23, 2013 @ 00:58:42
@Willi Said

will it still be called, "a fender bender" if itsa soft hit?


That probably depends on where the fenders land!

@chaski Said

A flying car would not be a good idea in Florida.

The majority of our roads are very straight and wide, and people down here have only partially grasped the technique of driving straight. Turns, curves and merging lanes make things get pretty exciting.

Floridians should not be given the opportunity to add in a third dimension.


Help! The sky is falling! - No, only the cars!

@Leon Said

Sooo....

This begs the question. What will be the updated traffic rules for this? And will drivers be required to obtain a pilot license to bring it airborne?

Damn regulations take the fun out of everything...


The infrastructure is already being setup.

1. A special TF-X license is required to operate the car but it's tons easier than getting a pilot license. The car is highly computer controlled and it even has an automated system that can declare an emergency, control the operation of the vehicle in an emergency, and alert the authorities.

2. For driving on the streets: The car is street-legal. But since it's electric, it will have to be recharged every 500 miles. Btw, it will be operating on wheels only on the streets.

3. The TF-X license is all that's required for flights outside of tower-controlled airspace. But your flight plan is recorded and you are required to have a pre-selected landing zone and two back-up landing zones on file before the car will execute the flight plan.

4. A pilot's license will be required for any flight inside of tower-controlled airspace.

I don't have all the details yet but I think the flight safety thing will be controlled by GPS tracking for flights. Also, the car is designed to abort a flight plan if it detects any serious mechanical or tracking issues.
It would be easy for the GPS to detect any conflicting flight plans in a 500 mile radius and do an abort.
FinchMeister On about 5 hours ago
Arnie Cunningham





ReganNormanMinionluv,
#6New Post! Aug 23, 2013 @ 02:03:43
A Huston we have a problem. There is a car stuck in my fusealodge.

A what?


Leon On September 17, 2014

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San Diego, California
#7New Post! Aug 23, 2013 @ 03:01:23
@Se7ski Said

That probably depends on where the fenders land!



Help! The sky is falling! - No, only the cars!



The infrastructure is already being setup.

1. A special TF-X license is required to operate the car but it's tons easier than getting a pilot license. The car is highly computer controlled and it even has an automated system that can declare an emergency, control the operation of the vehicle in an emergency, and alert the authorities.

2. For driving on the streets: The car is street-legal. But since it's electric, it will have to be recharged every 500 miles. Btw, it will be operating on wheels only on the streets.

3. The TF-X license is all that's required for flights outside of tower-controlled airspace. But your flight plan is recorded and you are required to have a pre-selected landing zone and two back-up landing zones on file before the car will execute the flight plan.

4. A pilot's license will be required for any flight inside of tower-controlled airspace.

I don't have all the details yet but I think the flight safety thing will be controlled by GPS tracking for flights. Also, the car is designed to abort a flight plan if it detects any serious mechanical or tracking issues.
It would be easy for the GPS to detect any conflicting flight plans in a 500 mile radius and do an abort.


Yep, just as I thought. They took all the fun out of it.
sAeGeSpAeNe On November 22, 2014
Part-time Nidologist





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#8New Post! Aug 23, 2013 @ 03:14:11
@Se7ski Said


http://www.terrafugia.com/tfx-vision

What's your take on this? Would you buy one?


If only Ted Kennedy had had one of these! He never would have driven his 'car' off the bridge....
Willi On about 19 hours ago




northinmind,
#9New Post! Aug 26, 2013 @ 17:30:15
@Se7ski Said

That probably depends on where the fenders land!


that brings up a thought on home owners insurance, and car parts falling on roofs
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