The Personal Air and Land Vehicle (PAL-V) has a unique feature. The rear propeller and the overhead rotor both fold, allowing it to travel on the highway. I also love the way it counter steers while in motorcycle mode.
The PAL-V uses a pusher propeller at the rear of the fuselage providing forward thrust and a free-spinning rotor providing lift. Directional stability is provided by twin boom-mounted tailfins. It has a tricycle undercarriage with relatively large wheels.
- Engine: 160 kW
- Dimensions Road (LxWxH): 4.0 x 1.6 x 1.6 m
- Empty weight: 1,499 lb (680 kg)
- Gross weight: 2,006 lb (910 kg)
- Maximum speed: 97 kn (112 mph; 180 km/h)
- Minimum control speed: 27 kn (31 mph; 50 km/h)
- Range inflight: 220-315 mile
- Range on land: 750 mile
- Takeoff dist: 165m (540 ft)
- Landing roll: 30 m (100 ft)
- Capacity: 2
PAL-V Liberty Sport & PAL-V Liberty Executive Edition – Option to Purchase Reservations between US $10,000 – US $25,000
(A prototype model was first test flown in March 2012 and the company was seeking funds to develop the type for production. Estimated unit price was around $300,000 in 2014). Source
BE AMONG THE FIRST OF FLYING DRIVERS
The first PAL-V Liberty models on the market will be the Limited Edition. The Limited Edition marks the launch of the flying car era.
Worldwide, only 90 vehicles of this edition will be sold.
After the delivery of the limited Edition models, PAL-V will start the delivery of the PAL-V Liberty Sports models.