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Old 01-12-2010, 01:56 PM
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Thought this was pretty cool.
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Old 01-12-2010, 02:06 PM
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That must be RTF model


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Old 01-12-2010, 02:49 PM
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It's remarkable that it flys! It doesn't look like it would be very forgiving..........[:-]
Old 01-12-2010, 04:01 PM
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Like combatpig said It doesn't look like it's a very good plane or car. That thing looks like it has as much drag a a circus tent. I bet it gets 2 miles per gallon and rides like a boat.
After that, you gotta admit it is pretty cool. But what happened to -just pull outta the garage and takeoff? I like the Jetsons idea better, I don't want to have to drive 20 miles to an airport to takeoff...
Old 01-12-2010, 04:16 PM
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Yeah a "carport" would be much better and with VTO vehicles. But man that thing is just as ugly of a car as it is a plane. Not sure I could be cought in one. When something to me is "cool" it better look cool and better be just as functional. But perhaps this could be one of the examples of what NOT to do when designing a plane car or car plane.
Old 01-12-2010, 04:42 PM
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when will there be an RC version? That would confuse everyone at the field.
Old 01-12-2010, 04:50 PM
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It just looks so WRONG in the air, but no doubt about it..they pushed the envelope on what will fly a bit further...
Old 01-15-2010, 04:02 AM
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what r you guys talking about??? that thing is awesome! just imagine coming up to a traffic jamb about a mile away and you just speed up and drop the wings down and pull back on the (steering wheel???) i'd say it's a pretty snazzy design, too. who needs an airport, necessarily?

i'd buy that for a dollar...
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Looks like it'd be heck to keep the CG on, if its real...engine, transaxle, and pto for the prop, stubby as it is, the driver would be ballast...Rog
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It's real, check it out: http://www.terrafugia.com/
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Old 01-15-2010, 05:59 PM
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I bet you all the import tuners are jumping all over this thing right now, why not, just look at all those spoilers?! It's just gotta be fast right? BTW,.....if you bump someone from the rear, is the front wing totaled and after you get it fixed, does it have to get inspected by an EAA offical? Hmm, I'll wait to write that check for one just yet.
Old 01-15-2010, 06:03 PM
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Oh, I'll write that check right now, but it will bounce higher and farther than that things service cieling and max range
Old 01-15-2010, 07:58 PM
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Ok, well how about airplane guys and boat guys unite? I have always liked this one alot better....looks much better and I live on the water, so it would suit me just fine. No need for an airstrip....




[link]http://www.iconaircraft.com/Experience-ICON.html[/link]

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Old 01-15-2010, 09:48 PM
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That seaplane is dead sexy but it's been done since WW I.
Old 01-15-2010, 09:56 PM
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Yep, but the difference is that on the Icon, you can fold the wings back, deploy the gear and drive it up on the boat ramp....



Plus the Icon looks better to me than any of the other ones...lol. I just thought it was pretty cool.

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Oh, it is cool no doubt. But the car/plane you can fold up the wings and drive up to the Holiday Inn and you don't have to finish your flight from where you started.
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OH I completely agree! I just wish it were more attractive...lol. Seems to resemble the old VW Beetles from the front...Herbie got an upgrade...

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