The Dutch company PAL-V, announced the first flights of its prototype of a “flying car”.
This unique vehicle is called the PAL-V One, or the “Personal Air & Land Vehicle”. It marks the start of a new era.
On the ground the vehicle drives like a sports car. Within minutes its rotor can be unfolded and its tail extended. Through advanced gyrocopter technology, is then ready to take off.
It has been proven that not only is it possible to build a flying car, but also it can be done within existing international rules for both flying and driving. Having passed an important milestone the company is now inviting investors to join them in creating the future.
The next step will be designing the first commercial production model of the PAL-V; first deliveries are expected in 2014.
For 100 years people have dreamed of a flying car, and many attempts have been made to realize this dream; now it has truly become a reality.
Capacity: 2 persons
Mass Empty: 680 Kg
Mass Max. gross: 910 Kg
Max. Power: 160 Kw (230 Pk)
Dimensions Road: (LxWxH): 4.0 x 1.6 x 1.6 m
Max. speed: 180 km/h (112mph)
0 – 100 km/h (0 – 60 mph): < 8 sec
Est. fuel economy: 12 km/l (28mpg)
Range: 1200 km (750 miles)
Max. speed (VNE): 97 kts (180 km/h)
Min. speed for level flight: 27 kts (50 km/h)
Take-off roll: 165 m (540 ft)
Landing roll: 30 m (100 ft)
Est fuel economy: 36 l/h (9,5 gph)
Range: 350-500 km (220-315 miles)** ** depending on PAL-V type
Read More Here: www.PAL-V.com
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Originally posted 2012-04-03 13:23:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter