Flying Car ► Pal-V One
The Dutch company PAL-V Europe NV has successfully concluded test flights
of its flying car, PAL-V (Personal Air and Land Vehicle). During the past
two weeks, several test flights were conducted at the Gilze Rijen Airport
(The Netherlands). The patented vehicle flies in the air like a gyrocopter
with lift generated by an auto-rotating rotor and forward speed produced by
a foldable push propeller on the back. On the road it drives like a sports
car. No new infrastructure is required because it uses existing roads and
A team of top engineers has been working on the first prototypes since
finalization of the design concept in 2008. Renowned institutes such as the
Dutch National Aerospace Laboratory and Delft University have also been
involved in the development. The driving prototype was fully tested in 2009
and now the flying-driving prototype has made its first flights. The PAL-V
complies with existing regu- lations in all major markets, which means that
the vehicle is allowed both in road traffic and in the air.
A PAL-V offers the choice of flying like a plane or driving like a car.
This means fast door-to-door mobil- ity for private individuals as well as
professionals and organizations. The flying range will be between 350 (220
miles) and 500 km (315 miles), depending on the type, pay load and wind
conditions. Driving, a PAL-V will have a range of about 1200 km (750
miles). It runs on gasoline like a conventional car and there will also be
versions that use biodiesel or bio-ethanol. It can reach speeds of up to
180 km/h (110 miles/h) both on land and in the air.
On the ground the slim, aerodynamic, 3-wheeled vehicle combines the comfort
of a car with the agil- ity of a motorcycle thanks to its patented,
cutting-edge, 'tilting' system. Driving, a PAL-V accelerates like a sports
car and drives through curves like a motorcycle.
Flying, a PAL-V is like a standard gyrocopter. It is quieter than
helicopters due to the slower rotation of the main rotor. It takes off and
lands with low speed, cannot stall, and is very easy to control. This makes
a PAL-V one of the safest types of aircraft. Obtaining a licence requires
only 20 to 30 hours of training.
Thanks to its very short take off and landing capability, it is possible to
land a PAL-V practically any- where. For take-off, a strip of 165 meters
(540 feet) is enough and it can be either paved or grass. Governments are
already preparing for increasing traffic with Personal Air Vehicles like
the PAL-V. In the United States and in Europe government-funded development
programs are determining the infrastructure of 'digital freeways' to
provide a safe corridor using GPS technology. The technology is available
today to allow personal air traffic to grow safely. PAL-V Europe N.V. is
determined to play a leading role in this market.
Estimated unit price is around $300,000.
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autonomously with a push of a button (thus without a driver, passenger or
further assistance), but can also transform into an amphibious vehicle
which can be submerged in water up to 10 meters (33 feet). An electric
motor with powerful torque drives the rear wheels, while the propulsion on
the water is ensured by two propellers in the stern and two powerful jet
drives in the bow propelling the vehicle under water while diving. When
underwater, the driver and passenger are enclosed in the vehicle thanks to
light weight body components made of futuristic Carbon Nano Tubes and are
supplied with fresh breathing air by the self-contained on-board system.
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Woburn, MA June 3, 2009: Terrafugia, Inc. has successfully completed the
flight testing program designed for its Transition Roadable Aircraft Proof
of Concept. Having been dubbed The Flying Car, the Transition completed its
historic first flight on March 5, 2009 with 27 additional flights completed
over the next several weeks.
The successful completion of flight-testing with the Proof of Concept
concludes the first stage of a four stage process to bring the Transition
into production. Work is underway on Stage 2, the Beta Prototype. First
delivery is expected in 2011.
The Proof of Concept vehicle is the first and only Transition to be built
thus far. It has now achieved its goals by demonstrating driving, flying,
and automated transformation between the two in one integrated aircraft.
The flights conducted a plan set specifically for the Transition:
characteristics such as handling, performance, and take-off and landing,
stability and stall were evaluated. B-Roll footage is available of
representative flights. The flight-testing program demonstrated the safety
of the vehicle in the air while identifying modifications that will be
incorporated into the next Transition model to be built, the Beta
Test Pilot Colonel (Retired) Phil Meteer had a positive review of flying
the POC: I would like to keep flying this Proof of Concept vehicle, but it
makes sense to move on to the Beta Prototype.
Categorized as a Light Sport Aircraft, the Transition requires a Sport
Pilot certificate to fly. It is a two-seat aircraft designed to take off
and land at local airports and drive on any road. Transforming from plane
to car takes the pilot less than 30 seconds. The Transition will cruise up
to 450 miles at over 115 mph, will drive at highway speeds on the road, and
fits in a standard household garage. The vehicle has front wheel drive on
the road and a propeller for flight. Both modes are powered by unleaded
automotive gasoline. By giving pilots a convenient ground transportation
option, the Transition reduces the cost, inconvenience, and weather
sensitivity of personal aviation. It also increases safety by incorporating
automotive crash structures and allowing pilots to drive under bad weather.
Refundable airframe reservations are currently being accepted.
Terrafugia (ter-ra-FOO-gee-ah), based in Woburn, MA, is comprised of a team
of award-winning engineers who have been advancing the state of personal
aircraft since 2006. Founded by five pilots who are graduates of MIT and
supported by a world-class network of advisors and private investors,
Terrafugias mission is the innovative expansion of personal mobility.
"Terrafugia" is Latin for "escape from land."
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