Transformers Come to Life …Terrafugia’s Newly Released Vehicle Can be Driven and Flown!

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The Transition® brings a new level of flexibility, freedom, and fun to personal flights by combining flying and driving in one state-of-the-art vehicle. A rudder and stick pedals provide responsive control in flight, while gas and brake pedals and a steering wheel make it easier to be driven on the ground.

What makes the Transition® fun and easy to convert, fly, and drive are innovative mechanisms, glass cockpit avionics, and carbon fiber construction.

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Dimensions

The Transition® used for driving is 80″ (2 m) tall, 90″ (2.3 m) wide, and 18′ 9″ (6 m) long. When flown, this beast measures 78″ (2 m) tall, has a 26′ 6″ wing span, and is 19′ 9″ (6 m) long. Its cockpit measures 48″ at the shoulder.

 

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It has a cruise speed of 100 mph (160 km/h), with a range of 400 mi (640 km), plus 30 min reserve. Its takeoff roll is at 1,700 ft (518 m) over a 50 ft obstacle. Its useful load is 500 lbs (227 kg). Its usable fuel is 23 gal. (87 L), while its fuel burn at cruise is 5 gph (18.9 L/h). Its mileage on road is 35 mpg (6.7 L/100 km).

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Converting between drive and flight modes is comparable to putting down the top on your convertible. The new tech proves that flying has never been so convenient because you can keep the Transition® at home in your garage.

The engine powers the rear wheels on the ground and the propeller in flight while running on premium unleaded automotive gasoline. Being able to land and drive not only solve the “last mile problem,” but inclement weather will no longer stop your trip.

Convenience

  • Automated electromechanical folding
  • Rear wheel drive on the road
  • Automotive style entry, exit, and seating
  • Two place, side by side
  • No trailer or hangar needed
  • Cargo for golf clubs and carry-on bags
  • Steering wheel plus stick and rudders

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Safety

  • Drive in case of inclement weather
  • Fuel efficient 100 hp Rotax 912iS engine
  • Full vehicle parachute included
  • Modern glass avionics
  • Automotive crash safety features
  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Factory built & ready to fly

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Subsequent pricing for the Transition® will be determined after the early production costs are calculated. The first six airframes have been reserved at a firm price of $299,000. However, with a $10,000 refundable deposit, you can reserve a place in production.

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