PAL-V One flying car [Gyrocopter]
The flying car is no longer a fantasy of a crazy scientist. Terrafugia is about to launch its flying car on U.S. roads soon. And now here is a concept even more unusual, the 3-wheels helicopter PAL-V One (Gyrocopter) of the Dutch company PAL-V.
And I must admit that I like that concept because it takes much less space in width and it looks like a futuristic bike like Tron Lightcycle. It will require a pilot license to fly but only a car license to drive on road.
Specs : the Pal-V One can carry two people, reach speeds of 180 km/h on road (0 to 100 km /h in under 8 seconds) and has a range of 1200 km. In the air, its maximum speed is also 180 km/h and it needs a minimum speed of 50 km/h and 165 m for take off. To land, just 30 meters of road is enough. It can fly between 350 to 500 km (range).
Well, even if it seems an incredible concept, I can see that the video was posted on April 1 (and youtube account created on March 21), which might suggest an april fool’s prank. But if this were the case, it would be really very well done.
See also the website: pal-v.com and the demo video below.