Terrafugia Transition, A New Technology of Flying Car

The world's so complicated. The people have various dreams. For example, they dream to have a car, not only common car. It's more about futuristic car. Have yo ever imagine have futuristic car? I think there are various type of futuristic car. Like: model or shape, material, technology (engine), future (various function) and many more. When we talk about technology, the recent technology from the future car is hybrid car. The recent issue of "global warming" trigger the spirit of people to make environmentally friendly cars or using alternative fuels. "Go green" issue make the people realize in using alternative fuels. The earth so "hot" my friend.

We can saw millions car in the street. And it's growing rapidly every day. The company always produce millions car every day. With many type, new model and many feature were offered to customer. Can you imagine what will happen in the road? Can the road accommodate millions of cars? This hub will find the solution. Please continue to read.......

Don't worry about that. There is a solution for the crowded street which couldn't accommodate millions car. I think this car also became a human's dream. This car will release in 2011. Terrafugia, as a company in Woburn, Massachusetts, USA will release a new car. This car called Terrafugia Transition. The amazing of this car is it has wings. Of course, this car could fly on the sky. Terrafugia transition has weight commuted around 50 kg, exceed the maximum weight capacity for light aircraft.

The good news is Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) give permission to fly for Terrafugia Transition. We can see many rich people buy luxurious cars, Like: Ferrari, Bugatti Veyron, Lamborghini, Bently, Mercedes Benz and many more. All these cars can't fly, right! Said Richard Gersh as a vice director of Terrafugia. As the requirement of the flying car, of course this car has wings. When the car runs on the road, the wings folded upwards. Otherwise, the wings spread when the car has function as a aircraft. During the process, start from design until manufacture Terrafugia always consult with the FAA and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to qualify as an aircraft.

Specification:

  • runway length : 518 meter
  • Power : 4 engines have strength 100-horsepower
  • Length : 5.7 meter
  • High : 2 meter
  • Length when the wings spread : 8.2 meter
  • Fuel : gasoline does not contain reciprocal
  • Maximum speed on the street : 65 mil per hour
  • Maximum speed on the air : 185 km per hour
  • Navigation : GPS through satelite
  • Need 30 second to change the function from car to aircraft.

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This is the great solution to reduce congestion in major cities. Terrafugia Transition had been booked out even though the product has not been officially marketed. Although this car worth $ 194,000 (very expensive for me), but 70 buyers has paid the down payment around $10.000. But they have to pay additional money to get more accessories like: GPS (Global positioning service) device, radio, transponder, even parachute. They have to add a couple thousands dollar.

Maximum weight when it takes off around is 648 kilogram, including fuel and passengers. To keep this car, we don't need wide space like hangar. Terrafugia Transition can be stored in the garage of the house because the wings can be folded. Very easy, right! You can also watch the first flight of Terrafugia Transition from the video below.


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Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

Interesting method of transportation. I enjoyed reading your article.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

Prasetio - you've done it again. I always have to read your articles because they are always so interesting. Voted up.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good afternoon, Coolmon2009. Thanks for share your thought about this topic.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, suziecat7 for coming to this hub and rate this Up. I am glad you liked this article. I really appreciate your comment.

Prasetio


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

I love it.. I want one!!


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

I saw something about this on television and all I can say is I want one!


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amillar 6 years ago from Scotland, UK

I want one too. But if we all had one, there wouldn't be enough room inthe sky.


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Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Unique Indeed:)!!


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HappyHer 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

I think the traffic would be quite a nightmare, but once it was all figured out, it would be great fun!


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

I can't belief my eyes. It is a fantastic invention and I am sure it will be very successful. However, how did you find that out? You are amarvel to find unusual things. Thank you for sharing.


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E M Smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

Whatever next lol


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

This is just too cool! Thumbs up!!


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Earth Angel 6 years ago

GREAT Hub Prasetio38!!

Thank you for sharing!! Actually, there are three of us looking into purchasing a Terrafugia next year!!

One correction; it is NOT a car that flys, it is a plane that is road-worthy!! A pilot's license is needed to fly it and the driver's license is needed to drive it!!

I am blessed to have both licenses!!

That's what makes it different than so many prototype 'flying cars!!' These inventors approached it from the reverse - how to make a plane car-safe!!

Yes, the price tag is a bit steep but runs about the same as a normal small aircraft!! With the added versitility, it is a bargain!!

Thanks again for sharing!!

Blessings always, Earth Angel!!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago

Prasetio, How interesting! What's next? This was informative! Thank you for sharing another creative and innovative hub! Peace & Blessings!


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

Good information. A roadworthy plane. Certainly an advantage is being able to put it in your own garage. Can the environment support this. Probably not - sigh!

Thanks for such a fun hub!


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Veronica Allen 6 years ago from Georgia

How cool! Another fascinating hub prasetio!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning, carolina. I want that too. But as you know the price was too expensive, I am probably will save my money for rest of my life. But I think it still not enough to this price.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning, POP. Thanks for coming to this hub. I think we all want it too. I saw this from newspaper, only a summary of Terrafugia Transition. But I am proud to present this hub for all of you. I hope you always health. Nice to see you again.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, amilar for share your thought about Terrafugia Transition. If many people buy this transportation, I have the same idea with you. But with the price $190.000, I don't think so. But I don't know in the future, for the next hundred years.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Mentalist acer. It was great to see you here. I like something unique. So, I hope you enjoy all information inside this hub. Thank you very much. Peace :-)


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good thought, HappyHer. The sky will more crowded when many people have Terrafugia Transition. I think the government should make a regulation to manage all traffic on the air. So we can ride it safely, right. Thanks, my friend.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Hello for dropping by. Great invention comes from creative person. I agree with you, this was fantastic invention. I believe Terrafugia Transition will successful in the future. I got this idea from newspaper, just for summary at the small column. Thank you very much for your compliment. I really appreciate that. Cheers.....


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning, E M Smith. My next hub will be great. I promise to you. At least, you enjoy all information through this hub. Peace :-)


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Habee. Welcome to this hub. Thanks for your compliment. I hope this hub useful for you. If you have much money, you can buy this one. Have a great day!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning, Earth Angel. I am glad to meet you here. Thanks for give your time to visit this hub and give nice comment. I agree with you. It need pilot's license before drive this car on the air. Wow, I am glad you have both license. I think your are a beautiful pilot I've ever seen in this world,LOL. But your comment inspiring me.

For me personally, this prototype was perfect and good enough. The test shown that this car can flight very well.

Thanks for your correction that it is a plane that is road-worthy. I really appreciate that. I believe you can afford to buy this one.

Warm regard and blessing,

Prasetio


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome. DeBorrah. I try to give something informative to all of you. "What next?" is good question from you. My next writing will full of happiness, cheerful and full of useful information. Unique topic is still great topic for me. Thank you very much!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, BkCreative for share your though about this topic. I can catch what you mean about this flying car. I know everything which still produce pollution was not good for environment. At least Terrafugia Transition could reduce the congestion on the roads. Have a great day.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Somehow I find it funny as well as fascinating. We're flying, eating rainbow stew, and drinking free Bubble-up! We're in the future! Thank you Brother Prasetio!


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

That is totally nuts! Somehow I can see me doing one of those. Only there doesn't seem to be a lot of room for my malamutes - do they come with a side car - or 2?


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California

prasetio! NOW THIS IS COOL! I want one! This is the next step to a hovercraft!!! ha

Look out space junkies! GREAT vechicle for my sci-fi stories!.....ha Really great hub and I really enjoyed it! I hope you are having a beautiful day! G


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good afternoon, veronica. Your comment make this hub more colorful and special for me. Thank you very much for coming. Peace :-)


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Micky. You come up with cheerfulness. It looks interesting ride this flying car with you. Eating rainbow stew, and drinking free Bubble-up become unforgettable moment. Thank you very much, my brother Micky!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Don't worry, akirchner. There's still many space for you. let's ride looking around the skies with this car. You safe with me,LOL. Thank you very much for coming to this hub.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome to this hub, GPAGE. I am glad you want to give your time to visit this hub. I really appreciate that. You are right, my friend. This is next step to hovercraft with small body. Would you mind to ride with me? I hope you accept my invitation if I have one...hahaha. But thank you very much. Have a great day. My pray always for you.

Prasetio


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Prasetio, That is certainly an unusual method of transportation, but I would like to have one. Up in the sky with no traffic jams sounds good. Good hub.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Pamela. I know this was good invention for car technology. Great combination between two transportation, car and aircraft. Like GPAGE said, this is the next step to a hovercraft. I agree with you, my friend. There's no traffic jam up in the sky. I really enjoy with your comment. Thanks for supporting this hub. Peace and blessing.

Prasetio


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sarovai 6 years ago

I have seen this in yahoo. You elaborated that. Thank u for sharing. But the price mentioned was US $200,000/- which is affordable for limited no of people in the world.


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

I think this before. Very cool. Would like to have one if I could afford it.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, sarovai for coming to this hub. The information I got was $190.000. I think the range price between $190.000- $200.000. Like I said before it was affordable price for rich person or limited person and not all people in the world. I got wonderful input from you. Good night!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Sandy. I saw your passion to have this one. I think we all have the same with you if we have much money, right. But I hope you enjoy all information here. Have a great day!

Prasetio


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nifty@50 6 years ago

Great hub! In certain parts of the world I can see these happening! Here in the USA where little old ladies are crashing into IHOPs and rain brings your morning commute to a stand still, I think this technology is a ways off. Just like phones in cars it's time is approaching!


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Amber Allen 6 years ago

Hi prasetio

This is yet another great hub. You write on such a wide variety of topics I know I'm always going to find something interesting to read when I pop by.

Having to get a pilot's license is going to make this a form of transport for the privileged few but then again I think that might be just as well as some people have enough trouble driving on the ground. Just imagine all those accidents in the air!

Amber:)


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Green Lotus 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

This invention conjures up visions of the old cartoon series, "the Jetsons" where cars are replaced by planes and road traffic becomes air traffic complete with air traffic lights. Welcome to the future! Now if they could only make this new contraption run on something other than diesel fuel I'd be impressed.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning, nifty@50. I agree with you. Nowadays the world offer many new technologies. We can't deny and avoid them. We just follow the trend. And I think it will more complicated in the future. Something which just in our imagination will created soon in the future. Like we can make a phone call by face to face. We couldn't imagine this in the past, right! Thanks for coming and share your thought about this topic. Peace :-)


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Amber for coming to this hub and give special comment. I really appreciate your compliment to all my hub. Back to your comment. It not easy to give a pilot's license. It need some requirements. Like some hour of flight and depend the experience of person in drive the aircraft. I think the government have regulations when Terrafugia Transition sold in the market. So the accident will be limited. Just positive thinking, right! Thank you very much!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning, Green Lotus. Thank you very much for share your thought about this topic. The first time I saw the picture, like my imagination about something unrealistic. Just in cartoon movie like you said above. Thanks to remind me again about this. I really appreciate your comment.

Prasetio


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

WOW how amazing! I want one. prasetio what an interesting look into our bright and brillant future. This is a vote up and all that's good. Peace :)


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California

prasetio! Let me know when you get your new space ride! Also, many thanks for your prayers. I'm convinced that they are working! Very good things are happening! G


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Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

As many times as I've been gridlocked in gotawful traffic, a flying car would be the perfect solution to be sure. Perhaps a couple of onboard missiles might be handy as well...

I'm just saying. :)


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

Most of us have always dreamed of a car that could also fly, but I can't help wondering how safe it will be with all these flying autos in the airspace.

Thanks for your research and the great photos, prasetio.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning, katie. I am glad you want to vote this Up. I really appreciate and give many thanks to you. I also want it one. Let's save the money start from now. If God permit us to have this one, Someday we will really get this one...amen. Thank you very much. Best, Prasetio


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning, GPAGE. I am glad you want to give your time to visit this hub. I'll tell to you if I have this one and I'll show to you the beautiful of the sky from the window. I hope this could be a good moment for us..hahaha. Don't worry, it just in my imagination. But I hope this dream will come true, right. I always give my prayer to anyone, including you my friend. I hope this is the best day in your life.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome to this hub. Springboard. I am glad you want to share your thought here. I believe this could be great solution for traffic jam. But to add a couple of onboard missiles in Terrafugia Transition, I don't think so. We just want to enjoy the flight while enjoying the fresh air on the sky. This is not war my friend, hahaha. But I really appreciate your comment. Thank you very much! Peace :-)


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, drbj for stopping by. I know it hard to think when the sky will crowded by this autos. But don't worry, not all people can buy this transportation. And the important things is the government rule to manage the traffic on the air. And the driver must have pilot licenses before they start to flight Terrafugia Trasition. I hope you enjoy all information here.

Prasetio


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quicksand 6 years ago

Perhaps it won't be long before every house has a 518 meter path leading right up to the porch. If not I guess there will be public access runways to which you simply drive to and take off!


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Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

OMG! So many new things so fast! I remember hearing about the possibility of this when I was in academic school. Actually a lot of the new technology that is out now I first learned about years ago while in public school. Amazing! Now it's all here, even the flying car!Like quicksand stated above I guess there will be 'public access runways to take off!' Hope our garages are big enough. prasetio30; you would be the one to find this, finder of the amazingly new/different! Hope we will be safe. Voted-up/rated!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, quicksand for share your thought about this topic. It can be considered when the car was officially sold. I think it was needed special track for Terrafugia Transition .I am glad to see you here. Good night!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome to this hub, Support Med. I always found wonderful comment from you. You really accepted here. Maybe we just imagine about flying car in the past, maybe when we were kids. But now we can see this flying car for real. I agree with you. It need a public access runways to take of. I don't know with my country. Because we don't have large road like in USA. And the road looks more complicated and crowded with many motorbikes. Thanks for your compliment to this hub and always vote up my hub.

Warm regard and blessing,

Prasetio


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evolveasite 6 years ago from United States

wouldn't you need training to fly that thing. Hey prasetio know when it releases worldwide


hubpageswriter 6 years ago

If this really happens someday, that would be so awesome. Can't wait to fly in my car, I'd like to be able to say that.:) Hub up.


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

"Beam me up, Scottie." That will be the next thing on the horizon? (Star Trec fans will know what that means.) This Terrafugia looks very interesting! Would love to experience it someday!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning, evolveasite. Sorry for late to reply your comment. I believe we will get special training when we buy this thing. And it will released soon. But maybe just for US market. When it has good responses it will released worldwide. But it depend country regulation for transportation like this.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, hubpageswriter for coming to this hub and rate this hub Up. I hope the same idea with you. It must be great if our car can fly. Good to see you here.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome to this hub.Peggy. I hope you enjoy this hub. I think many people who still dream to have a flying car will wake up soon. Their dream will come true, not only in their imagination. But this car really work! Thank you very much. I hope you can ride this car next time.


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FuzzyCookie 6 years ago

Wow! thanks for providing some incredible info on flying cars. Uptil now i wasnt aware of what these were all about. Cheers!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, FuzzyCookie for dropping by. I am glad you liked this information. Good to see yo again. Sorry for late to reply your comment.


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nancy_30 6 years ago from Georgia

Great hub. Thanks for sharing this very interesting information. I don't see myself owning one of these, but I think it would be fun if I could.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thank you very much, Nancy for your coming to this hub. Personally, I can't buy this vehicle. But I wish you can buy this car someday...amen. Who knows? Good to see you again.


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candle62 6 years ago from London

Great hub

keep it up


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, candle62. I hope you enjoy this information. Thanks for your compliment to this hub. See you...


pradeep 6 years ago

untill it comes to india.... no one will believe that it does well in the market..............

please notice all !!!!!!!!!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, pradeep for coming to this hub. This is a prototype and the company promise that this car will sell in the market. As we know above that 70 buyers has paid the down payment. Just wait this car sold in India. I think Indian people have to buy this car in USA. Because the company located in USA or Terrafugia will send the car to India.

~prasetio


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Sun Pen 50 5 years ago from Srilanka

Niceeeee!!!!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good evening, Sun Pen 50. I hope you enjoy this information and this is become a good solution in the future. I thought we can find flying car in the future. Good to see you here.


DavidLivingston 5 years ago

Nice hub. Thanks for posting.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, DavidLivingston for dropping by. I hope you enjoy this information. Good to see you here.


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vitocesare 5 years ago from Hungary

good article prasetio. u have a new follower

vito


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

It would be convenient to be able to fly when needed above the traffic snarls on the freeways! Nice thought! Enjoyed reading this hub just as much the 2nd time! Thanks Prasetio!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks vitocesare for coming to this hub. I am glad you want to be my followers. Cheers....


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Peggy for your second coming. I am so happy to see you again. I hope you always entertained with all information here. Have a good day. Take care!

Prasetio


fashion 5 years ago

very informative hub.I like this idea of flying cars.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks fashion for coming and leave nice comment. With this car the human dream to fly will come true, right!

Prasetio


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Basem -Abeido 4 years ago

Basem Abeido 11 minutes ago

I think that the sky is very wide so No room for criticism No room for criticism I think this is enough to silence the criticism of others It's the magic word sky very wide I think this will bring more inventions and creativity We note that the sky where there is only aircraft It is time that the sky may be filled in Flying Car also

Bravo to you


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Basem -Abeido for coming and share your opinion about this topic. Just wait and see. I believe the future will be bright than now. Take care!


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reagu 4 years ago from Los Angeles

I'm sold on the flying car. Just have to teach a lot, and I mean millions, of people on how to become functional airplane pilots.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, reagu for coming to this hub and share about your job. I believe that you help many people to be a great pilot. Take care!

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