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Flying Cars

  1. 1. FLYING CARS PRESENTED BY REHAN FAZAL
  2. 2. My Content On Flying Cars Presentation Introduction History Flying Cars Now Future of Flying Cars
  3. 3. Introduction  Traffic jams are the bane of any commuter. Many of us spend hour and so stuck in traffic jam every week. The growing Population is partly to blame for our congested road, but the main problem is that we are not expanding our transportation system fast enough to meet ever increasing demand.  Have you ever daydreamed about your car taking off and flying over the road?  Imagine if you could just flip a switch and unshackle yourself from the asphalt.
  4. 4. Introduction  Creating a new type of transportation that doesn't rely on roads.  The technology to make flying cars safe and easy to fly may finally be here  We will take a look back and examine some of the flying vehicles that you may soon be able to park in your garage in the next decade!
  5. 5. HISTORY OF FLYING CARS  In 1903, pioneering men began chasing the dream of a flying car.  There was even one attempt in the 18th century to develop a gliding horse cart, which, to no great surprise, failed.  HERE‘S A LOOK BACK AT A FEW OF THE FLYING CARS THAT DISINGUISHED THEMSELVES FROM THE PACK:
  6. 6. Curtiss Auto Plane Curtiss Auto plane - In 1917, Glenn Curtis unveiled the first attempt at a flying vehicle. His aluminium Auto plane sported three wings and a four- bladed propeller at the back. The Auto plane managed a few short hops
  7. 7. Arrowbile Developed by Waldo Waterman in 1937, the Arrow bile was a car were the wings could be detached for storage
  8. 8. Airphibian Robert Fulton, who was a distant relative of the steam engine inventor, developed the Airphibian in 1946. Instead of adapting a car for flying, Fulton adapted a plane for the road
  9. 9. The wings and tail section of the plane could be removed to accommodate road travel. It took only five minutes to convert the plane into a car. The Airphibian was the first flying car to be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
  10. 10. ConvAirCar In the 1940s, Vultee developed a two-door car equipped with a detachable airplane unit. The ConvAirCar debuted in 1947, And offered one hour of flight and a gas mileage of 45 miles It crashed on its third flight!
  11. 11. Avrocar The first flying car designed for military use was the Avrocar Developed in a joint effort between Canadian and British military The flying-saucer-like vehicle was supposed to be a lightweight air carrier that would move troops to the battlefield
  12. 12. Aerocar Inspired by the Airphibian The Aerocar was designed to drive, fly and then drive again without interruption. Second roadable aircraft to receive FAA approval. In 1970, Ford Motor Co. even considered marketing the vehicle, but the decade’s oil crisis dashed those plans
  13. 13. These pioneers never managed to develop a viable flying car, Some even DIED! testing their inventions too.
  14. 14.  Terrafugia  Founded by Carl Dietrich, Anna Dietrich and Samuel Schweighart in 2006.  Their mission is to provide creative solutions to personal aviation.  Company is located just outside Boston.  Funded privately by outside investors. Flying Cars Now : Transition
  15. 15. Driving Dimensions 80” (2m) tall 90” (2.3m) wide 18’ 9” (6m) long
  16. 16. Flying Dimensions 78" (2m) tall 26' 6" (8m) wingspan 19' 9" (6m) long
  17. 17. Specification  Cost: $279,000 (Rs 16740000)  Mileage: 35 mpg (15 kml)  Speed : 115 mph (185 kph)  87 Litter Gas Tank  100hp Engine  Rear Wheel Drive  Cargo Area Is Large Enough To Hold Golf Clubs  Size : SUV  Safety Features: • Full Vehicle Parachute • Modern Glass Avionics
  18. 18. PROS AND CONS  Pros:  Uses Regular Gasoline  You Can Fly And Drive In One Vehicle  Avoid Highway Traffic And Congestion  Shorter Commute Time  Live Farther Away From Your Job.  Cons:  Limited Market  Expensive  Need A Pilot’s License To Operate  Needs An Airport To Take Off And Land (Legally)
  19. 19. Future of Flying Cars: The TF-X™  The TF-X concept calls for hybrid-electric drive, a four-seat hybrid with wings .  In contrast to the Transition, which requires a trained pilot to operate, the TF-X will feature an advanced autopilot that will allow it to perform most flight functions—including takeoff, landing, and navigation—automatically.  According to Terrafugia, a TF-X operator could be trained in as little as 5 hours. Terrafugia expects it will take 8 to 12 years to bring the TF-X to production.
  20. 20. TF-XTM Specifications  300-horsepower engine  Airspeed of 200 mph  Range of 500 miles  Fits into a conventional garage  Two rotating 600-hp Pods
  21. 21. TF-XTM Goals  Safety  Operating a TF-X™ vehicle should be statistically safer than driving a modern automobile.  TF-X™ vehicles will be capable of automatically avoiding other air traffic, bad weather, and restricted and tower-controlled airspace.  TF-X™ will have a backup full-vehicle parachute system which can be activated by the operator.  The TF-X™ can be landed in non-approved landing zones.  If the operator becomes unresponsive, TF- X™ would automatically implement an emergency auto-land at the nearest airport.
  22. 22.  Convenience  TF-X™ will carry four people in car-like comfort.  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 take off 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.
  23. 23. References  http://www.terrafugia.com/POC.html  http://www.popsci.com/cars/article/2010-06/flying-car-gets-faa-approval- goes-sale-soon  http://www.youtube.com/user/TerrafugiaInc  http://electricalsolution.wordpress.com/2011/07/29/history-of-flying-cars/  http://prafulla.net/graphics/amazing/terrafugia-tf-x-your-futuristic- personal-flying-car/
  24. 24. THANK YOU

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