Gang, with all the excellent publicity the Terrafugia Transition “roadable” LSA airplane has gotten this last year or so, you’d think they were the only game in town. *** Meanwhile, back at flying car HQ, here comes the sleeper, with some important news under its (canvas) hood. *** I’ve blogged about the Maverick Flying Car a couple times now (read earlier post). *** It’s a project created by I-Tec in their mission to aid third world indigenous people in remote and rugged locales around the world. *** To paraphrase Luke Skywalker, if the Transition is the bright promotional center of the universe, the Maverick has been the planet farthest from it…until now. *** They’ve been quietly, and quite effectively, judging by the video below, getting the job done with their own unique approach to the flying car concept. *** Without further ado, check out the vid below of the Maverick LSA…Para-buggy, Para-Car, Dune-Chute, whatever. *** Make sure you check out the suspension and see how it handles the sand and all those bumps. *** Then read on and I’ll tell you what’s coming next week at Oshkosh. *** To reprise, it’s the I-TEC Maverick Sport Model Flying Car. *** The company hopes to make an important announcement at Oshkosh Airventure. *** I’ll let spokesman Troy Townsend take it from here: *** “The rumors are mostly true. All of our testing is complete and we…may have our final ASTM paperwork at Oshkosh or right after. *** Please come and say hello, we will most likely be with the Zenith aircraft boys at the Zenith booth.” *** Watching the Maverick tool around in the boonies…then take to the air…is a masterful stroke of video producing. Gotta say, it gave me a little thrill. *** It even sounds cool! *** Or to evoke the movie Jerry McGuire, “You had me with the ground stuff!” *** — image and video courtesy I-TEC
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