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Terrafugia TF-2 Lift + Push

Terrafugia TF-2 Lift + Push

TF-2 Lift + Push Terrafugia Woburn, Massachusetts, USA www.terrafugia.com www.terrafugia-tf2.com Terrafugia achieved widespread publicity after its first aircraft in 2009; the fixed-wing Terrafugia Transition is “the world’s first practical flying car” and the company is now ramping up for production. In late 2017, Terrafugia was acquired by the Chinese company Zhejiang Geely, which owns the Volvo and Lotus car brands. This injected new capital into the Transition production, and gave new urgency to the company’s eVTOL development. As unveiled at Heli-Expo in Feb. 2018, the company is studying two competing concepts under the designation of TF-2. These two different designs are a Vectored Thrust Tiltrotor model and a Lift + Cruise model, and both are considered to be compatible with the Uber Elevate concept. Passengers board a transportation pod, which is transported by ground vehicle to the aircraft and connected prior to liftoff, so the passengers never have to deboard. Proposed Specifications: Flight Simulation: http://videos.weebly.com/uploads/4/0/5/9/4059119/tf2_v2_edit06_lift_push_806.mp4   Resources: Search eVTOL news posts Website: Terrafugia TF-2 Press Release: Terrafugia Inc: 100-Day Update Since Acquisition by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, Terrafugia, February 28, 2018 Article: Terrafugia Acquired, eVTOL News, August 23, 2017 Article: Air Mobility Bonanza Beckons Electric VTOL Developers, Vertiflite, March 2017 Article: The Demand for On-Demand Mobility, Vertiflite, Jan 2017 Tags: Terrafugia, Lift + Cruise, Initial Design, 4 Passengers, Electric Hybrid, Piloted, VFS Member

TF-X Front View

Terrafugia TF-X

TF-X Terrafugia Woburn, Massachusetts, USA www.terrafugia.com Terrafugia achieved widespread publicity after its first aircraft in 2009; the fixed-wing Terrafugia Transition is “the world’s first practical flying car” and the company is now ramping up for production. In May 2013, Terrafugia unveiled its vision for a four-seat VTOL plug-in hybrid-electric flying car, calling it the TF-X. The company revised the outer mold line (OML) in July 2015, steering the design away from the “open-grill” appearance of the Transition; a one-tenth scale wind tunnel test model of the TF-X, based on the new OML, was displayed that month at AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. In late 2015, Terrafugia received a Section 333 exemption from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin to flight test a one-tenth scale TF-X vehicle (approximately 2 ft, or 60 cm, long). An exemption from the FAA was necessary at that time in order to conduct commercial research and development flying a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS). In February 2016, Terrafugia announced that it had completed static load testing of one-tenth scale carbon fiber wings. The original concept, the TF-X, was a hybrid-electric tilt propeller “flying car.” For high-speed forward flight, the TF-X would fold back the blades and tuck the wings and propellers into the sides of the fuselage, using a large ducted fan at the rear for thrust.  The company noted at the time that “Terrafugia’s vision for the future is the TF-X: a mass-market flying car with the potential to revolutionize the way we all get around. An all-electric vehicle with vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capabilities and computer-controlled flight, the TF-X is the flying car of the future. Terrafugia’s product development roadmap lays the groundwork for achieving this vision through a series of realistic steps over the coming decades.” Specifications: Resources: Search eVTOL news posts Website: Terrafugia TF-X Article: Terrafugia Sale May Accelerate Flying Car Arrival, AOPA, November 20, 2017 Article: Volvo’s parent company wants to sell you a flying car by 2019, Mashable, November 14, 2017 Article: Terrafugia Acquired, eVTOL News, August 23, 2017 Article: Air Mobility Bonanza Beckons Electric VTOL Developers, Vertiflite, March 2017 Article: The Demand for On-Demand Mobility, Vertiflite, Jan 2017 Video: The Terrafugia TF-X™, Terrafugia Inc, July 20, 2015 Tags: Terrafugia, Vectored Thrust, Initial Design, 4 Passengers, Electric Hybrid, Piloted, VFS Member

Terrafugia TF-X

Terrafugia Acquired

Terrafugia Acquired Chinese company Zhejiang Geely, which owns the Volvo and Lotus car brands, has reportedly acquired flying car company Terrafugia. One of the only companies in the world to be developing an actual flying car (i.e. a roadable aircraft), Terrafugia is studying the TF-X hybrid-electric VTOL tiltrotor flying car.

Terrafugia TF-2 Tiltrotor

Terrafugia TF-2 Tiltrotor

TF-2 Tiltrotor Terrafugia Woburn, Massachusetts, USA www.terrafugia.com www.terrafugia-tf2.com Terrafugia achieved widespread publicity after its first aircraft in 2009; the fixed-wing Terrafugia Transition is “the world’s first practical flying car” and the company is now ramping up for production. In late 2017, Terrafugia was acquired by the Chinese company Zhejiang Geely, which owns the Volvo and Lotus car brands. This injected new capital into the Transition production, and gave new urgency to the company’s eVTOL development. As unveiled at Heli-Expo in Feb. 2018, the company is studying two competing concepts under the designation of TF-2. These two different designs are a Vectored Thrust Tiltrotor model and a Lift + Cruise model, and both are considered to be compatible with the Uber Elevate concept. Passengers board a transportation pod, which is transported by ground vehicle to the aircraft and connected prior to liftoff, so the passengers never have to deboard. Proposed Specifications: Flight Simulation:   Resources: Search eVTOL news posts Website: Terrafugia TF-2 Press Release: Terrafugia Inc: 100-Day Update Since Acquisition by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, Terrafugia, February 28, 2018 Article: Terrafugia Acquired, eVTOL News, August 23, 2017 Article: Air Mobility Bonanza Beckons Electric VTOL Developers, Vertiflite, March 2017 Article: The Demand for On-Demand Mobility, Vertiflite, Jan 2017 Tags: Terrafugia, Vectored Thrust, Initial Design, 4 Passengers, Electric Hybrid, Piloted, VFS Member

Vertical Flight Society eVTOL Corporate Members

eVTOL Corporate Members Our corporate members have an unprecedented opportunity to network and engage with all levels of the rotorcraft technical community, including industry, academia, and government.  A³ Vahana AgustaWestland Project Zero (defunct) Airbus CityAirbus AirspaceX MOBi Aurora eVTOL Aurora LightningStrike (defunct) Bartini Flying Car Bell Air Taxi Boeing Cargo Aerial Vehicle Carter Air Taxi Joby Lotus (defunct) Joby S2 (defunct) Joby S4 Karem Butterfly Kitty Hawk Cora Kitty Hawk Flyer Kitty Hawk Flyer (defunct prototype) Lilium Jet Piasecki eVTOL Pipistrel (unnamed) Pop.Up Next Rolls-Royce EVTOL Sikorsky Firefly (defunct) Sikorsky VERT Terrafugia TF-2 Lift + Push Terrafugia TF-2 Tiltrotor Terrafugia TF-X Urban Aeronautics CityHawk Volocopter 2X Volocopter VC1/VC2 (defunct prototypes) Volocopter VC200 XTI Aircraft TriFan 600 Zee Aero Z-P2 Zenith Altitude EOPA Don’t see your company on this list? Join as a corporate member!

Piloted

Piloted All eVTOL aircraft that operate with a pilot Aeroxo LV ERA Aviabike AgustaWestland Project Zero (defunct) Airbus CityAirbus Alauda Airspeeder Aquinea Volta Assen A1 Aston Martin Volante Astro AA360 (Passenger Drone) Avianovations Hepard Bay Zoltán Flike Carter Aviation Air Taxi chAIR Multicopter Dekatone Flying Car Dufour aEro 2 EAC Whisper Electric Jet EJ-1 Embraer DreamMaker Flexcraft FlytCycle Georgia Tech HummingBuzz Gravity X Hero Flyer Hi-Lite Lynx-us HopFlyt Venturi Hoversurf Scorpion JAXA Hornisse Jetpack Aviation Joby Aviation S4 Kalashnikov (unnamed) Kármán XK-1 Kenyan Passenger Drone Kitty Hawk Flyer Kitty Hawk Flyer (defunct prototype) Leap Vantage Malloy Hoverbike ManDrone Moller Skycar M200 Moller Skycar M400 Napoleon Aero VTOL NASA Puffin Neva AirQuadOne NUS Snowstorm Opener BlackFly Penn State University Blue Sparrow Ray Research Dart Flyer Ray VTOL Aircraft Sikorsky Firefly (defunct) Silverwing S1 Scoop Pegasus 1 Sky-Hopper Solution F Supervolant Pegasus Swarm Multicopter Terrafugia TF-2 Lift + Push Terrafugia TF-2 Tiltrotor Terrafugia TF-X teTra 3 Texas A&M University Harmony Tier 1 Robinson R44 Transcend Air Vy 400 Trek Aerospace FlyKart 2 University of Kansas Mamba Urban Aeronautics CityHawk Vickers WAVE eVTOL Volocopter VC1/VC2 (defunct prototypes) Workhorse SureFly XTI Aircraft TriFan 600 View all pages with the tag “Piloted”

Electric Hybrid

Electric Hybrid All eVTOL aircraft that utilize both electricity and fossil fuels Aergility ATLIS aeroG Aviation aG-4 Assen A1 Aston Martin Volante Aurora LightningStrike (defunct) AutoFlightX BAT600 Axix SkyRider SuvA Bell Air Taxi Davinci ZeroG Dufour aEro 2 Flexcraft Jetoptera J2000 Joby Aviation Lotus (defunct) Moller Skycar M200 Moller Skycar M400 PAV-X PAV-X Ultralight Ray VTOL Aircraft Rolls-Royce EVTOL Sabrewing Draco-2 UAS Samad Starling Jet Terrafugia TF-2 Lift + Push Terrafugia TF-2 Tiltrotor Terrafugia TF-X VerdeGo Aero PAT200 Vickers WAVE eVTOL Vimana AAV VTOL Aviation Abhiyaan Workhorse SureFly XTI Aircraft TriFan 600 View all pages with the tag “Electric Hybrid”

4 Passengers

4 Passengers All eVTOL aircraft that carry four passengers AeroMobil 5.0 Airbus CityAirbus AirspaceX MOBi Bartini Flying Car Davinci ZeroG HopFlyt Venturi Joby Aviation S4 Moller Skycar M400 Napoleon Aero VTOL PteroDynamics Transwing Terrafugia TF-2 Lift + Push Terrafugia TF-2 Tiltrotor Terrafugia TF-X Vickers WAVE eVTOL Vimana AAV View all pages with the tag “4 Passengers”

Initial Design

Initial Design All eVTOL aircraft that are still mock-ups aeroG Aviation aG-4 AeroMobil 5.0 Aeroxo ERA Aviabike AirisOne AirspaceX MOBi Assen A1 Aston Martin Volante AutoFlightX BAT600 Autonomous Flight Y6S Avianovations Hepard Axix SkyRider SuvA Bell Air Taxi Carter Aviation Air Taxi Dekatone (unnamed) Digi Robotics DroFire Digi Robotics Droxi Embraer DreamMaker EVA X01 Flexcraft Georgia TechHummingBuzz Hi-Lite Lynx-us HoverSurf Drone Taxi R-1 HoverSurf Scorpion Jetpack Aviation (unnamed) Joby Aviation S2 (defunct) Karem Butterfly KARI PAV Kármán XK-1 Leap Vantage Napoleon Aero VTOL NASA Puffin Neoptera eOpter Neva Aerospace AirQuadOne PAV-UL Ultralight PAV-X Penn State University Blue Sparrow Piasecki eVTOL Pipistrel (unnamed) Pop.Up Next Rolls-Royce EVTOL Sabrewing Draco-2 Scoop Pegasus 1 Sikorsky VERT Silverwing S1 Skypod Aerospace Skypod Supervolant Pegasus Terrafugia TF-2 Lift + Push Terrafugia TF-2 Tiltrotor Terrafugia TF-X teTra 3 Texas A&M University Harmony University of Kansas Mamba Vickers WAVE eVTOL VRCO NeoXCraft Vision VTOL VTOL Aviation Abhiyaan XTI Aircraft Trifan 600 Zenith Altitude EOPA View all pages with the tag “Initial Design”

Hearing on Flying Cars 24Jul18

Congressional Hearing on Urban Air Mobility

Urban Air Mobility — Are Flying Cars Ready for Take-Off? US House of Representatives’ Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Full Committee Hearing, Tuesday, July 24, 2018 – 10:00 am This first-ever Congressional hearing on Urban Air Mobility was live-streamed. Hearing Charter Opening Statements: Full Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) Witnesses: Dr. Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA Dr. John-Paul Clarke, College of Engineering Dean’s Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology; co‑chair, 2014 National Research Council Committee on Autonomy Research for Civil Aviation Dr. Eric Allison, head of aviation programs, Uber Mr. Michael Thacker, executive vice president, Technology and Innovation, Bell [the video used was also posted online by Bell] Ms. Anna Mracek Dietrich, co-founder and regulatory affairs, Terrafugia YouTube automated transcript of the hearing YouTube live chat transcript of viewers Congressional page on this hearing