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    Hey, at least Terrafugia had a flying prototype and reasonable performance goals. Remember Moeller's Skycar? It was supposed to fly at 300+mph, burning 1 gph, with ducted fans. I asked him how he was going to overcome the drag of the ducts above 130 mph, and he had no answer. He never got his "car" off the crane, but he sure spent a LOT of OPM pursuing his "dream."

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    Quote Originally Posted by crusty old aviator View Post
    Hey, at least Terrafugia had a flying prototype and reasonable performance goals.
    That's not a business that's either scaleable or legitimate. If that was the only objective, then they should not have been taking deposits for a product that was never going to go into production and be delivered to those customers. They join a long list of aviation charlatans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crusty old aviator View Post
    Hey, at least Terrafugia had a flying prototype and reasonable performance goals. Remember Moeller's Skycar? It was supposed to fly at 300+mph, burning 1 gph, with ducted fans. I asked him how he was going to overcome the drag of the ducts above 130 mph, and he had no answer. He never got his "car" off the crane, but he sure spent a LOT of OPM pursuing his "dream."
    They have a Moller VTOL version for investors also.
    https://www.terrafugia.com/about-terrafugia/

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