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Flying Cars Now
Future of Flying Cars
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.
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
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
HISTORY OF FLYING CARS
In 1903, pioneering men began chasing the dream of a
There was even one attempt in the 18th century to
develop a gliding horse cart, which, to no great surprise,
HERE‘S A LOOK BACK AT A FEW OF THE FLYING CARS
THAT DISINGUISHED THEMSELVES FROM THE PACK:
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
in 1937, the
Arrow bile was a
car were the
wings could be
Robert Fulton, who
was a distant relative
of the steam engine
the Airphibian in
Instead of adapting
a car for flying,
Fulton adapted a
plane for the road
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).
In the 1940s, Vultee
developed a two-door car
equipped with a detachable
The ConvAirCar debuted in
And offered one hour of flight
and a gas mileage of 45 miles
It crashed on its third flight!
The first flying car designed for
military use was the Avrocar
Developed in a joint effort
between Canadian and British
The flying-saucer-like vehicle
was supposed to be a
lightweight air carrier that
would move troops to the
Inspired by the Airphibian
The Aerocar was designed to
drive, fly and then drive again
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
These pioneers never managed to develop a viable flying car,
Some even DIED! testing their inventions too.
Founded by Carl Dietrich, Anna Dietrich and
Samuel Schweighart in 2006.
Their mission is to provide creative solutions to
Company is located just outside Boston.
Funded privately by outside investors.
Flying Cars Now : Transition
Cost: $279,000 (Rs 16740000)
Mileage: 35 mpg (15 kml)
Speed : 115 mph (185 kph)
87 Litter Gas Tank
Rear Wheel Drive
Cargo Area Is Large Enough To Hold Golf Clubs
Size : SUV
• Full Vehicle Parachute
• Modern Glass Avionics
PROS AND CONS
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.
Need A Pilot’s License To Operate
Needs An Airport To Take Off And
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
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.
Airspeed of 200 mph
Range of 500 miles
Fits into a conventional
Two rotating 600-hp Pods
Operating a TF-X™ vehicle should be
statistically safer than driving a modern
TF-X™ vehicles will be capable of
automatically avoiding other air traffic, bad
weather, and restricted and tower-controlled
TF-X™ will have a backup full-vehicle
parachute system which can be activated by
The TF-X™ can be landed in non-approved
If the operator becomes unresponsive, TF-
X™ would automatically implement an
emergency auto-land at the nearest airport.
TF-X™ will carry four people in car-like
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