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Terrafugia Flying Car Company Develops New Concept
2013-05-07 12:35:16

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Terrafugia started developing the world's first flying car a few years ago, and even though its Transition Street-Legal Airplane isn't in production yet, it is already developing a new concept. The company announced this weekend that it has begun studies of a four-seat, vertical takeoff and landing hybrid-electric flying car called the TF-X. "Incorporating the state-of-the-art in intelligent systems, fly by wire controls, and...

World's First Flying Car Has Successful Test Flight
2012-04-03 12:03:37

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com The world's first flying car completed a successful first flight at Plattsburgh International Airport last week, bringing humanity one step closer to the Jetson age. Terrafugia's Transition Street-Legal Airplane is a two seat personal aircraft that flies on unleaded automotive fuel and can park in a single car garage. The aircraft is street legal, capable of driving on roads and highways, and has also completed successful diving and conversion tests....

Worldwide Auto Show Debut of Terrafugia's Street Legal Airplane
2012-03-01 09:45:29

The Transition® Roadable Aircraft, developed by Terrafugia, Inc., makes its auto show debut at the 2012 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), April 6th through the 15th at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.  After years of testing and engineering breakthroughs, Terrafugia has decided it is time to share their unique product with the legions of fans attracted to the NYIAS. Show Director Alan Liebensohn is "...thrilled to have Terrafugia at the Show this year....

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2011-07-06 11:35:00

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has granted special exemptions for Terrafugia's Transition® flying car to be legally driven on roads. The Transition will be required to use tires appropriately rated for highway speeds and vehicle weight, which are not normally permitted for use on multi-purpose vehicles.  The flying car is also allowed to have its own type of windscreen, however traditional laminated automotive safety glass could fracture in...

2011-06-22 08:45:00

DAVIS, Calif., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Moller International, Inc. (OTC-QB: MLER), the developer of the Skycar® aircraft, the Rotapower® line of rotary engines and the Aerobot® line of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), today announced the Federal Aviation Administration had accepted its application for Experimental Airworthiness Certification of the M400 Skycar. With the announcement of their October 2011 demonstration flight,...

2009-03-18 08:30:00

The Transition(R) Roadable Aircraft Completes Successful First Flight BOSTON, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Terrafugia, Inc., a game-changing aircraft company, announced today the first flight of its Transition(R) Roadable Aircraft Proof of Concept. Often referred to as a "flying car", the Transition(R) is a two-seat aircraft designed to take off and land at local airports and drive on any road. Transforming from plane to car takes the pilot less than 30 seconds. An historic milestone for...

2009-01-14 14:27:43

A British team has embarked from London for a 3,600-mile journey in a flying car, the Parajet Skycar, to Timbuktu, Mali. Neil Laughton, 45, who is leading the expedition, said the Skycar will drive on roads where available and will fly over the Strait of Gibraltar, the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and the Empty Quarter of the Sahara as it passes through France, Spain, Morocco and Western Sahara on its way to Mali, The Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday. The Skycar, which engineer Giles Cardozo...

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2009-01-11 13:05:00

The world's first flying automobile is scheduled to take to the skies next month. The flying car, which can transform itself from a two-seater road vehicle to a plane in just 15 seconds, runs on normal unleaded fuel and can fit easily into a garage, according to its Massachusetts-based manufacturer. Should it survive its initial test flight, the Terrafugia Transition is set to land in showrooms in about a year and a half, with a retail price of $200,000. "This is the first really integrated...

2005-09-29 15:47:34

CHICAGO -- If that Hummer is draining your cash at the gas pump, Neiman Marcus Group Inc. has the perfect holiday gift: A fuel-efficient, $3.5 million "Skycar" that flies 350 miles per hour and burns environmentally friendly alcohol. The luxury retailer's annual Christmas Book of gifts for the rich and richer shows no signs of scaling back in times of economic strain -- although there are a few stocking stuffers such as a $15 paperweight for those on a tighter budget. The M400 Skycar...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.