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Re: Flying Cars And Roadable Aircraft
« Reply #390 on: May 26, 2018, 07:16:39 am »
From my dear Tophe,

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Re: Flying Cars And Roadable Aircraft
« Reply #391 on: July 23, 2018, 06:54:33 am »

ORIGINAL CAPTION: The EVTOL could carry four to five passengers for 500 miles, Rolls-Royce says

Rolls-Royce develops propulsion system for flying taxi (BBC News)
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Re: Flying Cars And Roadable Aircraft
« Reply #392 on: July 28, 2018, 07:28:52 pm »
Ad for a flying car by a ball bearing company.  They called it The Flying Roadable, not sure who was going to build it but no matter, it would have FAFNIR ball bearings in it.  Looks like side vision would be a problem with the wings folded up against the side of the car. From Aviation Week 11/6/44.

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Re: Flying Cars And Roadable Aircraft
« Reply #393 on: July 29, 2018, 12:13:46 am »
Ad for a flying car by a ball bearing company.  They called it The Flying Roadable,

Pitch control would have been fun.
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Re: Flying Cars And Roadable Aircraft
« Reply #394 on: July 29, 2018, 12:29:51 am »
Pitch control would have been fun.

You would have to fit lock-down safety bars to the seats like they do on the rides at Alton Towers, to stop the kids jumping about and upsetting the trim.
The noise from the engine and prop would pretty much drown their yelling, too.
Why do I get the feeling that Fafnir's advertising chief was a family man?  ;)
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Re: Flying Cars And Roadable Aircraft
« Reply #395 on: July 29, 2018, 04:25:36 am »
Ad for a flying car by a ball bearing company.  They called it The Flying Roadable, not sure who was going to build it but no matter, it would have FAFNIR ball bearings in it.  Looks like side vision would be a problem with the wings folded up against the side of the car. From Aviation Week 11/6/44.

I opened a topic for it before;

https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,26610.msg272418.html#msg272418

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Re: Flying Cars And Roadable Aircraft
« Reply #396 on: July 29, 2018, 07:26:03 am »
Sorry about that Hesham, I thought I searched this one out before posting but missed your thread.  The high speed passenger plane is awesome.  Mods feel free to delete this thread or combine with the original by Hesham.

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Re: Flying Cars And Roadable Aircraft
« Reply #397 on: July 29, 2018, 07:56:48 am »
Mods feel free to delete this thread or combine with the original by Hesham.

Nope. hesham is right in so far, as that type was posted here before, but without designation,
it's not easy to find such a picture, posted at one go in one post with others.
Now it's locatable here and with heshams link, the additional picture, too.
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Re: Flying Cars And Roadable Aircraft
« Reply #398 on: July 29, 2018, 10:29:07 am »
Never mind dear RAP

and thank you my dear Jemiba.

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Re: Flying Cars And Roadable Aircraft
« Reply #400 on: September 18, 2018, 02:46:50 pm »
https://www.apnews.com/a9a715097488467abd0c1a8c3cceabf7

"FILE - In this Saturday, June 3, 2017, file photo, Tsubasa Nakamura, project leader of Cartivator, third from left, watches the flight of the test model of the flying car on a former school ground in Toyota, central Japan. The Japanese government has started a “flying car” project, bringing together more than a dozen companies, including All Nippon Airways, electronics company NEC, Toyota-backed startup Cartivator and Uber, the ride-hailing service. Toyota and its group companies have also invested 42.5 million yen ($375,000) in a Japanese startup, Cartivator, that is working on a flying car. (AP Photo/Koji Ueda, File)"
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Re: Flying Cars And Roadable Aircraft
« Reply #401 on: September 27, 2018, 04:25:08 am »
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6210205/Worlds-flying-cars-set-market-pre-sales-month.html

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The first of the two-seat hybrid-electric vehicles, which can switch between driving and flying modes in less than a minute, will be delivered to customers next year.

According to manufacturer Terrafugia, which belongs to the parent company of Volvo, the Transition can fly up to 400 miles (640km) at top speeds of 100mph (160kmh).

The price has not yet been determined but preliminary sales for the first of the pioneering models will begin in October, according to China's news agency Xinhua.

Recent improvements to the vehicle have included a hybrid-electric motor, upgraded seats, more luggage storage, improved seat belts and airbags, the company said.

The vehicle has also been fitted with rear-view cameras and a new parachute system, as well as 'boost' mode, which gives 'a brief burst of extra power while flying'.

It was certified as a Light Sport Aircraft by the Federal Aviation Administration in 2016.

The vehicle also meets National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration standards but consumers will need a pilot's license to operate the Transition.

The company believes Transition could be a useful vehicle for pilots to land at small airports and drive straight home.

The aircraft has fold-out wings, weighing roughly 1,300 pounds, and has fixed landing gear. It can fly to a maximum altitude of 10,000 feet.

Apparently the Terrafugia Transition is finally nearing production.
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Re: Flying Cars And Roadable Aircraft
« Reply #402 on: September 27, 2018, 06:56:52 am »
Has anyone got film of the Terrafugia actually flying? Even better transitioning?

All I can find is CGI

Has anyone any details on the FAA cert?

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Re: Flying Cars And Roadable Aircraft
« Reply #404 on: October 19, 2018, 07:30:04 am »
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