Terrafugia Transition Roadable Flying Car Specs and Price

aircraftconcept.com – Terrafugia Transition Roadable is a light sport aircraft/ flying car that is being developed by Terrafugia, a US-based automotive company. Unique aircraft can be driven on the road when needed, such as during bad weather. Development of the aircraft began in 2006 and the prototype was tested in March 2012. The prototype made its first flight from Plattsburgh International Airport in New York. Test flights successfully demonstrated the ability to fly and drive of Transition. The aircraft reached an altitude of 35 m. Proof of Concept Transition was tested in 2009.

Terrafugia manufactures Transition Roadable aircraft at a facility of 19,000 square feet in Woburn. Initially, he did low level production. Long-term high-volume production will be planned based on results from low-level production.

Terrafugia Transition Roadable aircraft

Terrafugia Transition Roadable Specs

Terrafugia Transition Roadable has a unique design that is the fuselage that resembles a car. The aircraft can be equipped with automatic electromechanical folding wings, so that it can be transported by road not requiring trailers or hangars and can be parked in a garage or vehicle parking area. Overall dimensions of the aircraft include a length of 6 m, width 2.3 m, height 2 m, and wingspan 8 m.

To switch to flight mode, the pilot unlocks and does standard pre-flight. Carbon fiber drive shaft transfers engine power to the propeller to fly. During the transition to driving mode, the wings are folded through an electro-mechanical mechanism. Pilots can activate this from inside the cockpit. The wings are folded at the root and in the middle range. It takes 30 seconds for the wings to be stored vertically on the side of the plane. Meanwhile, engine power is supplied to the wheels.

The Transition Roadable aircraft requires a runway of 63.5 m to take off and land. It can only be flown from the airport and not directly from the road. The aircraft's gross takeoff weight is 650 kg and its empty weight is 440 kg. The Federal Aviation Administration has allowed the aircraft to weigh 50 kg more than the standard weight.

Terrafugia Transition Roadable has automotive accident safety features. It has undergone accident testing which is simulated to meet various accident safety standards. The company claims that their vehicle is the only light aircraft undergoing accident safety design and analysis. Other safety features of this aircraft include energy absorbing crumple zones, carbon fiber occupant safety cages, automotive-style airbag drivers, and complete vehicle parachutes.

Terrafugia Transition Roadable flying car

Terrafugia Transition Roadable Engine and Performance

The Terrafugia Transition Roadable is powered by a four-stroke Rotax 912ULS engine that produces 100 hp power. This aircraft has a maximum speed of 185 km/ h and a cruising speed of 172 km/ h. The range is 490 mi (787 km). This vehicle burns 18.9 l of automotive fuel every hour while sailing and 6.7 l per 100 km on the road.

Terrafugia Transition Roadable cockpit

Terrafugia Transition Roadable Cockpit and Avionics

The Terrafugia Transition Roadable Cockpit can accommodate 2 passengers side by side. The cockpit has a 48" cockpit on the shoulder equipped with a modern glass avionics system. The cargo area can accommodate golf clubs and luggage.

The cockpit is equipped with automotive safety glass with polycarbonate material. The safety glass will reduce the vehicle weight and also provide better protection for the pilot operator when compared to the glass from laminated material. This plane has

Terrafugia Transition Roadable Price and Orders

The price of the Terrafugia Transition Roadable aircraft is around $ 279,000. Terrafugia has so far received 100 orders worth $ 25 million. The company will need two to three years to complete the delivery of the current order.

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