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Saturday, March 21, 2009


To Carl Dietrich (Terrafugia Transition) a graduate engineer at MIT, was enough to use a motor Rotax 912S four-cylinder, to convert his car (105 km/hora/8 gallons c/100 km) in a light aircraft (range flight: 785 km/Tank:75 lts, 185 km/hour). In 37 seconds the plane is converted into a car and vice versa. The key here are their fold/unfold wings, which allows the car to become a plane and vice versa. When the prototype will be perfected it will be a valid alternative to avoid vehicular congestion in large cities. However there is a problem to solve, yet: the hipercongestion of airstrips fields. The transformer requires 20 hours of training to fly, is built on demand and costs: $ 194 000 each one.


A Carl Dietrich (Terrafugia Transition) un ingeniero graduado en el MIT, le bastó emplear un motor Rotax 912S de cuatro cilindros, para convertir su auto (105 km/hora/8 galones c/100 km), en un avión ligero (rango de vuelo:785 km, tanque de 75 lts/185 km/hora). En 37 segundos el avión se transforma en un carro y viceversa. La clave aqui esta son las alas plegables/deslegables que le permiten al carro convertirse en avión y viceversa. Cuando el prototipo se perfeccione será una alternativa válida para evitar congestiones vehiculares en grandes ciudades. No obstante hay un problema por resolver: el hipercongestionamiento de las pistas de aterrizaje. Este transformer requiere 20 hs de entrenamiento para volarlo, se construye a pedido y cuesta :194 000 dólares.



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