Terrafugia flying car from the company to go on sale next year
About the company and its concept Terrafugia flying car for the first time we were told back in 2013. Since the vehicle several times changed its appearance, and the company went under the wing of the Chinese giant Geely. Initially, the company promised to release his Terrafugia Transition in 2015. But not grown together. Recently it became known that the production version of the flying money will go on sale next year. At least, so says the official website of the company.
Terrafugia Transition is a hybrid electric vehicle and a mixture of a compact plane with folding wings operating on the basis of a usual internal combustion engine and the rotor. Undoubtedly, the vehicle looks more like a compact plane than on the machine, but its creators say that the device has passed all necessary tests and received all the relevant safety certificates, not only in the Federal Agency for the US air transport, but also at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The production version of the aircraft promises some updates compared with its previous counterparts. For example, in the production version will predlagaetsya higher flight speed, full parachute system, advanced avionics, as well as a more comfortable cabin / cockpit for the pilot and passenger.
In the flying mode Transition cruising speed will be about 160 km / h. The unit will consume approximately 22 liters of fuel per hour, and its flight range without refueling will be about 644 kilometers. The maximum height of the threshold - 3000 meters.
About how much will cost Transition the company has not yet reported. But the device is unlikely to be cheaper. Again, frankly, that in general is hard to imagine that he was there a massive buyer. Like most modern projects, "two-in-one", it is unlikely the vehicle will show wonders in the summer and in automotive mode. In our view, it would be wiser to choose some compact "Cessna" and "Mazda" Miata.