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The Transition® Every pilot faces uncertain weather, rising costs, and ground transportation hassles on each end of the flight. The Transition® combines the unique convenience of being able to fold its wings with the ability to drive on any surface road in a modern personal airplane platform. Stowing the wings for road use and deploying them for flight at the airport is activated from inside the cockpit. This unique functionality addresses head-on the issues faced by today’s Private and Sport Pilots. Terrafugia’s award-winning MIT-trained engineers have been advancing the state-of-the-art in personal aircraft since 2006. Now you can streamline your flying experience with the revolutionary integration of personal land and air travel made possible by the Transition® Roadable Aircraft. Performance Cruise: 100 kts (115 mph) Rotate: 70 kts (80 mph) Stall: 45 kts (51 mph) Range: 400nm (460 mi) Takeoff over 50' obstacle: 1700' Fuel burn: 5 gph Fuel tank: 20 gallons Useful Load: 430 lbs On road: 30 mpg, highway speeds Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) Convenience Front wheel drive on the ground Automotive-style entry and exit Two place, side by side Automated electromechanical folding wing No trailer or hangar needed Cargo area holds skis, fishing poles or golf clubs Safety Drive in case of inclement weather Proven 100 hp Rotax 912S engine Full vehicle parachute available Modern glass avionics Automotive crash safety features Dimensions Folded: 6’ 9” tall 80” wide 18’ 9” long Airplane: 6’ 3” tall 19’ 2” long Wingspan: 27’ 6” Cockpit: 51” at the shoulder Training Become a Sport Pilot in as little as 20 hours of flight time in a Transition®-specific course. For existing pilots, get comfortable quickly with the familiarization training included with every Transition® delivery.
Place your fully refundable $10,000 airframe reservation deposit here.Anticipated purchase price: $194,000.
Originally posted by C0bzz
reply to post by ladyinwaiting
IIRC, there have been similar designs to this that predate the 1960's.
The insurance would be the least of your worries, you'd be all dead and stuff
Originally posted by aleon1018
Imagine the insurance on this thing? What if you had an accident with one and it was your fault?