Terrafugia developed flying cars. Now, the inventors have presented their second project - the Terrafugia TF-X with four seats and a hybrid drive.
Other than a few computer drawings and an animated video, there is nothing Habhaftes the new model. Configured is a four-seat model with foldable wings and rotors pivoting on the wing tips, and a propeller at the stern. In order for the TF-X should be able to takeoff and land vertically. For emergencies, the TF-X carries a parachute system on board.
Terrafugia TF-X flying in earlier than 8 years
the Terrafugia TF-X is driven by a hybrid engine. In the takeoff and landing phases are to drive the rotors for electric motors. In flight operations a Nitro takes over the drive of the rear propeller. the batteries can be charged from the power outlet or during flight operations by the combustor. The hinged on the roof wings can be folded down, the rotors then disappear into the vehicle flanks. The cruising speed in the air is said to be around 320 km / h, the range at 800 kilometers.
So far, there is the Terrafugia TF-X only as a 1: 10 model for testing in the wind tunnel. To series production about eight to 12 years old can go into the country according to the company.