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I CAN haz flying car!

October 3, 2009

Terrafugia brought their car to the Unconference at Sun Thursday. I think I like the idea of the flying car, more than the actual thing; or rather, for that money, I like other things more. But still, a flying car!
Click the pictures for full size — you know you want to.

1300 pounds of carbon fiber, 100 horsepower of aircraft motor (but runs on auto fuel).
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The weird triangles on stalks on the elevator are a “fix” on the prototype to improve the handling. (I asked.)
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Nothing says “safety” like an explosively deployed rocket parachute.
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And the wings really do fold automatically, it was fun to watch.

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