Carplane News...
A number of "carplanes" have recently appeared on the market or will be appearing soon. The purpose of this site is to contrast and compare these vehicles and to provide the latest information on each.  It is an unbiased site that is not funded by any of the manufacturers.
Edited by Jeffrey W. Buckholz, PhD, P.E., PTOE
CARPLANE "PIPEDREAMS"

Pipedream #1 - Moller Sky Car
No price and no availability date.  Its a 4-person enclosed, 3-wheel vehicle that flies via ducted-fan technology for vertical take-off and landing ability.   Road speeds are not quoted but they're talking 300 mph for the air speed and lately they have been talking about "complete automated flight systems" for the vehicle.  They have a 2003 video on their web site showing the thing getting about 10 feet off the ground.  A May 2013 email I received from them indicated that they may produce a vehicle in China and the rotary engine in Phoenix, Arizona.  They always seem to be courting investors and in late 2013 launched a crowdfunding campaign.   Truthfully, the more information I get from them the more conflicting signals I get as to what they are actually doing.  Located in California.

Pipedream #2 - Terrafugia TF-X
Terrafugia's second carplane design, they expect to have a full-size prototype by 2018 and a $260,000 production vehicle by 2028.   Its envisioned as a 4-person hybrid-electric vehicle with vertical take-off and landing capabilities.  A 300 hp engine will provide a 200 mph cruising speed and a 500 mile flight range.   The vehicle will automatically avoid other aircraft, bad weather, and restricted airspace.  Also envisioned is automatic landing capabilities in the case of pilot incapacitation.  Located in Massachusetts.

Pipedream #3 - Wolff Aerocycle
$49,300 kit but no availability date   Its a 2-person motorcycle that flies as a Light Sport Aircraft via a removable set of wings.  Ground speed is whatever a small motorcycle will do and the anticipated maximum air speed is 138 mph.  The major drawback to this design is that you have to leave the wings behind at the airport when you drive away, which forces you to return to the airport to pick them up.  Located in New Jersey.  

Pipedream #4 - Milner Motors Aircar
$450,000 but no availability date   Its a 4-person car that flies via ducted-fan technology but without any vertical take-off or landing claims.   Max anticipated ground speed of 85 mph and max air speed of 220 mph.  Their web site says that the project is on indefinite hold.  Located in Washington and Maryland.

Pipedream #5 - Zee Aero
Still on the drawing board so no price and no availability date   Its a 4-wheeled, enclosed electric vehicle concept with 8 rotors and 2 pusher props.  Located in California.  (Their web site says almost nothing so check out this Gizmag article.)

Pipedream #6 - Haynes Skyblazer

Pipedream #7 - CaraVellair

Pipedream #8 - LaBiche FSC-1

Pipedream #9 - Hammerhead Flying Car

Pipedream #10 - Volante Flying Car

Pipedream #11 - Greg Brown's GF7 Business Jet
New in 2014, its basically a jet engine attached to the top of a car with folding wings.  Just a bunch of pretty pictures.

Pipedream #12 - Scaled Composites BiPod
It is a 2 person enclosed cockpit vehicle with a hybrid electric-gasoline propulsion system that is expected to deliver an impressive maximum airspeed of 197 mph and surprisingly short take-off and landing distances of only 400 feet.  The wings must be manually stowed and deployed.  An actual vehicle exists and that vehicle has undergone some low level flight testing.  Located in California.

Pipedream #13 - Vaylon Powered Parachute
New in 2014, this French powered parachute concept looks alot like the ITEC Maverick flying car or the Parajet Skyrunner.  I've asked for some specifics but haven't received a response yet.

Pipedream #14 - AT Black Knight Transformer
This is an eight-rotor, 5 person enclosed helicopter that has 4 wheels for land operations.  They completed low level flight tests in March of 2014.  Located in California.








GENERAL LINKS

Wikpedia - Flying Cars
Lot's of background material on carplanes here; no reason to repeat it.

10 Attempts to Build a Flying Car
Some interesting information on "old school" flying cars.

AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association)
After some begging and pleading they finally mentioned this site in one of there 6 zillion publications (a March 7, 2012 article).  Thanks AOPA, I'm renewing my membership.
  
FAA (Federal Aviation Administration)
Strangely silent on the whole carplane thing so far - but I'm not complaining because once they get involved...

Old Carplane - Aerocar
Aerocar Video

Video of the what was called the world's first "flying car".  Notice that's it is not really a carplane since the wings do not travel with the vehicle - it must "backtrack". 
NOT A CARPLANE - BUT CLOSE

Almost a Carplane  - Carter Copters PAV (Personal Air Vehicle)


Martin Jetpack - I guess you'd call this a Pedplane (for pedestrian plane)
Here's a video of the Martin Jetpack going more than 1000 feet in the air making an emergency landing via a ballistic parachute.  And here's an article on the $250,000 JB-10 jet pack.


SkyFly Personal Ultralight - and here's a flying platform pedplane


Puffin - Kind of a cross between a Carplane and a Pedplane
Here's a video of the Puffin concept.


MA Hoverbike - A really cool ducted-fan "Helicopter"
Here's a video describing the MA Hoverbike.  An English firm is making this unique "quadcopter" for the US Military with a facility in Maryland. 


MyCopter Skyrider - A personal flight vehicle from the German Aerospace Agency (DLR)
A ducted rotor personal aircraft that will be flyable with little or no training.


Hoverboard - A dangerous option
Another ducted rotor personal aircraft - the prototype is flying right now but even the inventor calls it dangerous.


Volvocopter - Lots of whirling rotors power a new kind of easy-to-fly helicopter
It can even be flown remotely.  Pretty cool but man it looks weird.  And here's another article by NASA that envisions similar vehicles providing Uber-like air taxi service.  I'd use it!


Flike - The Hungarian Flying Bike
Three ducted fans give this bicycle its "wings".  They are in the testing phase and expect a price of $100,000 when it hits the streets/skies; whoa that's not a cheap bike.  Fly for an hour at 60 mph with a maximum pilot weight of 220 pounds.   They said it was coming out in 2016 but that's not happening - so its wait and see if they can finish the testing and get it into production.