Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Flying Car makes successful first flight
Who hasn`t dreamed of being able to hop into a personal aircraft and take flight, whether to avoid the stresses of traffic or just to shorten a trip. The PAL-V has just completed it`s first flight successfully in the Netherlands. The craft is pushed through the air using a small propeller mounted in the rear powered by familiar gasoline, with diesel and bio-diesel variants in the works. PAL-V flies via rotating blades similar to a helicopter but unpowered, this makes emergency landing much more controllable and survivable in the event of a power failure. It has an estimated flight range of between 220 miles and 315 miles and a driving range of 750 miles with a purported top speed of 110 mph on both land and air. Obtaining a license takes anywhere between 20 and 30 hours of training, no word on pricing yet.
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