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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:20 AM Edited by JF-Mir2, 12 May 2013 - 04:22 AM.

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Maybe I’ve just watched “Back to the Future” too many times but the latest design from Ma.-based Terrafugia, the maker of flying aircrafts that also work as cars, looks like all that’s missing is Doc and some plutonium. The next-gen TF-X will be a street legal plug-in hybrid car that has collapsible wings, retractable propellers, and is capable of driving and flying on its own in the event of an emergency.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 06:16 AM

Daamn, that's nice. When I will become rich, I will get one. lol.gif

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 09:31 PM

That thing looks like it'd crash from a sidewind

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:57 PM

Something that looks actually quite massive has such puny wings...how can it stay in air? Also if it has thoe retractable propellors, why are they packed in when the thing is flying? Thats according to the picture.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:43 AM

QUOTE (Sup3rman @ Thursday, May 16 2013, 23:57)
Something that looks actually quite massive has such puny wings...how can it stay in air? Also if it has thoe retractable propellors, why are they packed in when the thing is flying? Thats according to the picture.

Because it's a photoshop that hasn't actually flown, AFAIK.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 10:26 AM

QUOTE (sivispacem @ Friday, May 17 2013, 06:43)
QUOTE (Sup3rman @ Thursday, May 16 2013, 23:57)
Something that looks actually quite massive has such puny wings...how can it stay in air? Also if it has thoe retractable propellors, why are they packed in when the thing is flying? Thats according to the picture.

Because it's a photoshop that hasn't actually flown, AFAIK.

Obviously i know that...im just pointing out the stupidness of the image. It looks ridiculous and misleading like that.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 10:53 AM

QUOTE (Sup3rman @ Friday, May 17 2013, 11:26)
QUOTE (sivispacem @ Friday, May 17 2013, 06:43)
QUOTE (Sup3rman @ Thursday, May 16 2013, 23:57)
Something that looks actually quite massive has such puny wings...how can it stay in air? Also if it has thoe retractable propellors, why are they packed in when the thing is flying? Thats according to the picture.

Because it's a photoshop that hasn't actually flown, AFAIK.

Obviously i know that...im just pointing out the stupidness of the image. It looks ridiculous and misleading like that.

I think the ducted fan at the end of the fuselage- if you can call it that- is the actual source of thrust.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:28 PM

I think that too, but there are those unfolding propellors on the wings there.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:19 PM

I'm pretty sure they aren't propellers. They don't look like they're the right shape. Certainly nothing like most modern efficient prop designs




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