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#16850 of 17119 Re: Maverick flying car... [ateixeira]
Jul 30, 2012 (9:13 am)
You might want to send this link to your dad, as I'm sure it would be useful in the jungles of Belize, to reach hard to get to villages in emergencies.
#16851 of 17119 Re: Maverick flying car... [rsholland]
Jul 30, 2012 (10:00 am)
He retired long ago. Almost a decade now.
His dune buggy gets him around Brazilian beaches just fine.
#16852 of 17119 Re: Maverick flying car... [ateixeira]
Jul 30, 2012 (6:59 pm)
Did not know he had retired. I was thinking, not of him per say, but rather local relief and aid organizations that he might be in touch with.
Did you see all the model variations? There's even one with a STI engine!
Maverick - Ultimate Roadable, All-Terrain, Aerial Vehicle (URATAV)
o Propeller- and wheel-drive has full capability; flight, roadable, and off-road. This is the ultimate Maverick.
Maverick - High-Performance Aerial Vehicle (HPAV)
o Propeller-drive only; reduces vehicle weight by approximately 100 pounds (45kg) for greater useful load in flight.
o The HPAV is fully ground-capable, but limited to propeller drive in ground operations and is intended for operations where flight is of greatest utility and ground use is ancillary.
Maverick - High-Performance, Roadable, All-Terrain Vehicle (HPRATV)
o Ground-drive only; this vehicle is designed for high-performance on- and off-road. This model can be retrofitted for flight capability at a later date.
Maverick - Xtreme Roadable Vehicle (XTRV)
o The Extreme Performance Roadable Maverick; at under 1000 pounds and more than 300hp has perhaps the lowest weight-to-horsepower ratio of any road-legal car available to the public.
#16853 of 17119 Re: Maverick flying car... [rsholland]
Jul 31, 2012 (6:51 am)
How long of a runway does it need to take off and land? Wonder if it could take off from a sandy beach?
#16854 of 17119 Re: Maverick flying car... [ateixeira]
Jul 31, 2012 (9:32 am)
From the sounds of it, the XTRV should be able to perform a vertical takeoff!
#16855 of 17119 Re: Maverick flying car... [xwesx]
Jul 31, 2012 (10:04 am)
Belize would get these big tropical storms. I think one of those would end up in Mexico if you were out when a storm picked up.
Oct 12, 2012 (12:48 pm)
2009 Forester is chugging along and is approaching 5 years.
But it looks like the 2014 Forester will be showing up next spring.
Am hoping Subaru will refine the XT version's interior, transmission, and side collision strength.
#16859 of 17119 Re: 2014 forester [kurtamaxxxguy]
Oct 12, 2012 (1:27 pm)
Looks good, evolution of the current model. Interior will be the Impreza's, which added some soft touch materials but still isn't upscale.
Should have a CVT. Question is, what engines?