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SharpDressedMan

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Where would you land though?
 

Maintainin

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Every pilot faces uncertain weather, rising costs, and ground transportation hassles on each end of the flight. The Transition® combines the unique convenience of being able to fold its wings with the ability to drive on any surface road in a modern personal airplane platform. Stowing the wings for road use and deploying them for flight at the airport is activated from inside the cockpit. This unique functionality addresses head-on the issues faced by today’s Private and Sport Pilots.

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Performance :

Max, Vh: 100 kts (115 mph, 185 km/h)
Cruise, Vc: 93 kts (105 mph, 172 km/h)
Stall, Vs: 45 kts (51 mph, 83 km/h)
Range: 425 nmi (490 mi, 787 km)
Takeoff: 1700' (518 m) over 50' obstacle


Gross Takeoff Weight: 1430 lbs (650 kg)
Empty Weight: 970 lbs (440 kg)
Useful Load: 460 lbs (210 kg)




Fuel burn at cruise: 5 gph (18.9 L/h)
Useable Fuel: 23 gal (87L)
Milage on road: 35 mpg (14.9 km/L)


Light Sport Aircraft (LSA)
Convenience
Rear wheel drive on the ground
Automotive-style entry and exit
Automated electromechanical folding wing
No trailer or hangar needed
Cargo area holds golf clubs Two place, side by side
Safety
Drive in case of inclement weather
Proven 100 hp Rotax 912S engine
Full vehicle parachute available
Modern glass avionics
Automotive crash safety features
Dimensions:

Driving: 80” (2m) tall 90” (2.3m) wide 18’ 9” (6m) long
Flying: 78" (2m) tall 26' 6" (8m)
wingspan 19' 9" (6m) long
Cockpit: 48” at the shoulder
Carry-on luggage = Golf clubs Two place, side-by-side

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Become a Sport Pilot in as little as 20 hours of flight time in a Transition®-specific course. For existing pilots, get comfortable quickly with the familiarization training included with every Transition® delivery.
Order Today
Place your fully refundable $10,000 airframe reservation deposit

On a blistery winter morning, Col. Phil Meeter, USAFR (Ret.) made history by successfully flying the Transition® aircraft for the first time. It was March 5th, 2009 in Plattsburgh, NY when the Transition® dramatically began its flight test program!
A series of flight tests followed the initial flight demonstrating the viability and capabilities of an aircraft that can also drive legally on the road. The flight test program was completed several months later. This was followed by a year of design improvements and modifications. The updated design of the Transition®

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MEANWHILE IN OTHER DEVELOPMENTS :

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goose72

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BlueRoscoe said:
Where would you land though?

As the site says "The Transition® by Terrafugia: simply land at the airport, fold your wings up and drive home."
 

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