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Terrafugia: Tesla like electric airplane ?

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by reddy, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. reddy

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  2. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Cool video, but not very energy efficient. 1 MW to lift off the ground vs 1 MW to go 3,000 miles in a Model S (After charging inefficiencies).

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  3. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    That was the leaked Model X reveal, complete with falcon wings.
     
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    I'd trade in my house for that!
     
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    ggr Roadster R80 537, SigS P85 29

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    Units! 1MW to take off, for 10 seconds, is 2.777 kWh, which will get you about 8 miles.
     
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    perkiset ... this one goes to 11

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    Looks like it landed at the Manhattan heliport, which is perhaps a foreshadow of how expensive the things will be. if it ever gets off the ground ;)
     
  7. JohnQ

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    From the company that brought us the not yet in full production flying car. A vehicle that neither flies nor drives well for a base price of $280,000.

    I'm sure there are talented engineers there but cars and airplanes have diametrically opposed design briefs.
     
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    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    Does it have indoor plumbing?
     
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    My house, yes. The Terrafugia, probably not [emoji6]
     
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    This design is incredibly unrealistic. There's no where near enough wing surface area for this thing to fly with the props horizontal.
     
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    To the industry's surprise Chinese car giant Geely bought Terrafugia. Somebody who was supposed to assess Terrafugia concepts' viability, screwed up evidently.

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    Everything from this company so far has been vaporware unfortunately.
     
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    I'd say it was well in advance of Tesla when it comes to promises it won't keep.
     
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    #15 voyager, Sep 19, 2017
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    Talked to one of Terrafugia's principals. He told me that they rather continue to do what they have been doing
    for over a decade (cause that's what they sold to Geely), then assessing solutions by outsiders.

    His answer comes down to what came to be known as NIHS, the Not Invented Here Syndrome.
    My solution basically comes down to making the flying and the driving things modular.
    Airbus thought similarly. Mine is better though ;-)

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