Terrafugia Inc. announced today, May 6, which they’re planning on delivering their flying car, the Transition, to customers by 2015 or 2016. This will end up being a delay of about five years from early expectations.
TF-X is the practical realization of the dream of countless visions of the future; it is designed to be the flying car for all of us. In order to achieve this long-sought-after vision, Terrafugia will focus the TF-X
TF-X will carry four people in car-like comfort. (Terrafugia transition holds two)
TF-X will have a non-stop flight range of at least 500 miles.
TF-X will fit into a standard construction single car garage.
TF-X will be able to takeoff vertically from a level clearing of at least 100ft in diameter.
TF-X will be able to drive on roads and highways – providing true door-to-door convenience and an automotive level of weather insensitivity.
Prior to departure, the operator selects a primary target landing zone and backup landing zones. If the TF-X
Development of TF-X
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