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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:19 am 
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You want Wierd? Well take a look at this-

http://www.terrafugia.com/


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:32 am 
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Awesome! I saw an article about this a couple of years ago in Popular Science. At that point it was only in early prototype stage. They are quick to point out that it isn't a flying car, but a roadable plane.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:01 am 
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Weird with a capital 'W'! :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:47 am 
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Whoa! Look at this. This thing has it's own paper model. Look about half way down :D


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i aint buildin it....i am too simple.... :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:35 pm 
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I must be blind coz I can't see any card model of this plane :?. If you mean the animation at the bottom of the page, that's just a computer generated thing.


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I forgot to post the link. Oops! In the store shop area there is a paper model. I bought it earlier today. It is going to ship tomorrow already :D

http://www.terrafugia.com/store.html


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:31 pm 
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Bandwidth exceeded on the website. So now I cant see the model.

Way to go, guys! :x :wink:


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OOOH!MAAAN! Now THAT one definately qualifies! Not for the faint of heart in modeling, either.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:20 pm 
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Try back again later Tim. I had to try 5 or 6 times when I got the link again. Apparently, the link being posted here made their hits go through the roof :lol:


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Tim, do they ship to South Africa? I really do like that model.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:28 am 
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Thanks willygoat - I can see, I can see! :lol:. I'd be interested to know if they ship to the UK too, it'd certainly be an unusual model to own/build.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:05 am 
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I didn't see anything about only shipping in the U.S. It looks like they use UPS, so I would think they could go anywhere. The model is $4.00. Shipping for me was $4.40.


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I'll email them later, it looks like a decent build.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:30 pm 
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I got my Transition model today! Of course, the lovely postal service bent it in half :evil: But, With a couple of days under a dictionary, it should be good as new. The model looks to be fairly straight forward, but will prove tricky. Lots of compound curves. The wheels and tail will be the hardest part. The nice thing is it's like an FG model. As in, no formers what so ever. But, with the curves it could be icky too. The only instructions are a few tips on the cover sheet with a VERY simple exploded diagram. The rest is look at the plane pictures provided and good luck.

Other than bent envelope, the fine folks at Terrafugia did a nice job with packaging. The model sheets (2) and cover sheet were in a very nice zipper baggy (2 gal maybe). Plus, they threw in their bumper sticker that says "My next car will be an airplane". i love it. Also interesting, is the fact that one of the company founders is the one who stuffed the envelope and sent it on it's way. Now that's management reaching out to customers. :D


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