Incredible Planes From The Future
Hey take a look at this road-able aircraft that is under development. They are expecting to have a flying model by the end of the year and are taking buyer deposits. As a pilot, I think this has tons more potential than the terrafugia
A team of engineers at MIT have been awarded a $2 million contract by NASA to design a quieter and more efficient aircraft that could be released as soon as 2030. According to Dvice, "this squashed wide-body design is the team's preliminary effort."
The Aeroscraft ML866 boasts a vast 5,000 square feet of interior room for the ultimate luxury experience. This "flying yacht" reaches a top speed of 120 knots and has vertical takeoff and landing capabilities.
The SAX-40 is a joint project between engineers at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Cambridge University in England. This aircraft seats 215 passengers and emits just 63 decibels during takeoff, compared to a whopping 150 decibels by a conventional airliner. The goal, notes Popular Science, is to build an aircraft that is "inaudible outside the airport."
The Terrafugia Transition, dubbed the "world's first flying car," recently received the go-ahead from the FAA. It can fly at a speed of 115 MPH, has a 460-mile range, and doubles as a car when its wings are folded up. The Transition will set you back close to $200,000 when it finally hits the market.
The Icon A5, called the "ultimate joyride," can take off and land on water or dry land, and when its 32-foot wings are folded, it can fit comfortably into a large garage. Its creator hopes to make "flying small airplanes the luxury motor sport of the 21st century," and designed the Icon A5, which has an interior similar to that of a sports car, to have "sex appeal." The plane is priced at around $140,000.