PAL-V Flying Car: PAL-V international B.V. is a Dutch company who are developing a roadable aircraft, the PAL-V ONE (Personal Air and Land Vehicle ONE).Now, the PAL-V Launches its first commercial flying car. The flying car has officially gone on sale priced from around £425,000, it means now available PAL-V flaying car for sale.
The Company PAL-V Flying Car has launched the sales of its two commercial models, the “Liberty Pioneer” and “Liberty Sport,” with deliveries of road and air certificated models are scheduled for the end of 2018.
The Company’s CEO Robert Dingemanse says “After years of hard work, beating the technical and qualification challenges, our team succeeded in creating an innovative flying car that complies with existing safety standards, determined by regulatory bodies around the world,” He also adds:”This truly is a pivotal time in aviation and mobility history.”
The PAL-V, which first begun test programs of its concept vehicle in 2009 and 2012, the company has created unique dual engine propulsion for its Liberty model, one engine for driving and one for flying with an unpowered large rotor on top that provides lift, while an engine-powered blade on the rear of the vehicle gives force. The Liberty has also a three-wheel layout and rotor blades on the roof which fold away. It’s successfully a gyrocopter aircraft with two engines.
The Drive mode engine has 99bhp and a top speed of 100mph, with 0-62mph sprint taking 9.0sec. Fuel economy is a claimed 31mpg with a range of 817 miles.
In the Flying mode engine, the Liberty can climb to a maximum altitude of 3500m, and its 197bhp flying engine can propel it up to a top speed of 112mph. Its range is a claimed 310 miles.
According to PAL-V, to convert the car from drive to fly mode or vice versa takes around 5-10 minutes. The rotor flagpole unfolds automatically, but the driver must pull out the tail section, unfold two rotor blades and take out the prop to ready it to fly.
For an extra sporty approach, it has also features lowered suspension and a tilting “cockpit”. The car functions as a normal three-wheel road vehicle with an added aviation bonus feature.