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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!
     
  5. ggr

    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.
     
  6. perkiset

    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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