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Flying Car!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Lost_Humanity, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Jun 30, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    Lost_Humanity

    Lost_Humanity [OP] Bad decisions make great stories.

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    FAA just made an exception to qualify it as a Light Aircraft.

    www.terrafugia.com

    $10,000 deposit. Already have my ratings. Just need to sign up....
     
  2. Jun 30, 2010 at 10:43 AM
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    OCTaco

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    I never thought this was going to be possible! But man 194k I a lot of fing money.
     
  3. Jun 30, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    Meh....it will fail like every other fly car.
     
  4. Jun 30, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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  6. Jun 30, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    Best. Idea. Ever.
     
  7. Jun 30, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    And this is exactly why you dont bring your VW to Burt Rutan for any work....
     
  8. Jun 30, 2010 at 10:48 AM
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    haha thats funny. wonder how much trouble youd be in if u drive on the freeway and decide to take flight haha
     
  9. Jun 30, 2010 at 10:49 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    And would it be the FAA or DPS that pulls you over?....wait....shoots you dow....wait....
     
  10. Jun 30, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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    Cops can't catch me in the skies. Uh, until they launch the helos...

    I think I would worry more about traffic ripping off the wings.
     
  11. Jun 30, 2010 at 10:51 AM
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    Lost_Humanity

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    SAMs become a part of the Highway Patrol traffic kit?
     
  12. Jun 30, 2010 at 10:52 AM
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    achirdo

    achirdo I Weld!

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    as far as i know there is no law stating that a car can not take off from a highway....
     
  13. Jun 30, 2010 at 11:11 AM
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    NAAC3TACO

    NAAC3TACO Just east of crazy

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    Yea, insurance has got to be expensive on a $194,000 flying car.:D
     
  14. Jun 30, 2010 at 11:14 AM
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    I imagine it's only marginally more expensive than Light/Experimental Aircraft insurance.

    Which is to say, a great deal more than your standard auto liability. :(
     
  15. Jun 30, 2010 at 11:14 AM
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    NAAC3TACO

    NAAC3TACO Just east of crazy

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    I hadn't thought of that.:eek:
     
  16. Jun 30, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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    xJuice My spoon is too Big!

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    That's exactly what I need .... cars trying to merge into my truck from the sides AND above...
     
  17. Jun 30, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    I have a feeling that this vehicle is actually better constructed than most Light Aircraft.

    A light aircraft rating is for any aircraft under 1200 lbs. The Transition was given an exemption by the FAA for a MTOW (Maximum Takeoff Weight) of 1430 lbs. This is because the Transition has to include safety features required for motor vehicles (crumple zones, airbags, etc.).

    Most Light Sport Aircraft do not have these features. In fact, anyone who has flown small aircraft know that sometimes they are nothing more than sheet metal wrapped around a 4-cylinder engine and some seats, with giant gas tanks attached. Not exactly a model of safe construction.
     
  18. Jun 30, 2010 at 12:15 PM
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    I'm sure it's just as inherently stable as a Piper. Plus, it's got airbags!

    One of the things you have to learn in order to obtain a Sport Pilot's License (minimum necessary for this vehicle) is how to check your control surfaces and systems before takeoff.

    The major hindrance I can foresee is the inability to get clearance in major metropolitan areas surrounded by Class B airspace. It doesn't make a helluva lot of sense to have a flying car when you have to drive 30 miles to get outside the restriction area to take off.
     
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