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FAA Grants Terrafugia sUAS Exemption for TF-X Flight Testing

Terrafugia is excited to announce a significant milestone in the TF-X development program: the FAA has authorized Terrafugia to operate small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) in the TF-X configuration for research and development (R&D) purposes. The TF-X, Terrafugias vision for the future of personal transportation, is a four-seat, hybrid electric, semi-autonomous, vertical takeoff and landing… Read more »

Today at Terrafugia: Testing the Rotax 912iS Engine

One of the most significant upgrades between our working Transition prototype D2 and the conforming prototype we are currently developing is the engine. While the previous prototype used the Rotax 912ULS, the final prototype and production models will use the more advanced fuel-injected 912iS variety. In addition to providing greater fuel efficiency in both flight… Read more »

Today at Terrafugia: Seat Design Finalization

Terrafugia is excited to announce that we have completed a detailed design review of the carbon fiber seats that will be used in our conforming prototype, D4. A vital element of the vehicle, the seat subsystem has been carefully designed to maximize safety and comfort both in the air and on the ground while minimizing… Read more »

Today at Terrafugia: Steering System Calibration

One of the most important components in the development of the Transition is the steering subsystem. This week, our engineers had the hood open on our prototype vehicle in order to recalibrate the steering system for the conforming prototype, D4. In an effort to reduce drag while in flight, the steering tie rods are being… Read more »

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