It’s a two-seater on land and in the air, with minimum allowance for luggage. Reports have the transformation time at about 10 minutes. It’s apparently a semi-automated procedure, with the extending of the propellers being the most difficult part. PAL-V has an app that will take conversion time, pre-flight inspection time and calculate what the savings would be in travel time to tell you if it is worth the flight. Smart, but let me tell you, if I have the option to fly, I am flying!

One of the problems is that you must have both your drivers and pilots license in order to operate the vehicle. I suppose it is to be expected, the vehicle is capable of flight up to 310 miles at a maximum operating altitude of 11,480 feet.

There is a bunch of technical stuff on the website (and pasted below) about the vehicle. I am sure gear heads will get a kick out of them, for us though it’s just amazing, who cares about the specs.

The price tag is a bit steep for the average Joe… $399,000 is the starting price and it would be nothing to drop another $200,000 on the Pioneer Edition, which they are only making 90 of.

Interested in ordering one? Just drop us a cheque for $50,000 and we will put one on hold for you and for us!

Really though, it looks like they want a non-refundable cheque for $10,000 for the Sport edition and $25,000 for the Pioneer model. Why non-refundable? Are they already in production? What if they don’t get all the approvals required to fly and drive? Hmmm… not sure I like that…. well there is always the waiting list, $2,500 deposit to get on it (of which $2,000 is refundable), still seems like an awfully high admin fee….

Enjoy the promo video.

 

Looks cool, sounds cool, and the PAL-V website makes it sound like a breeze to get licensed.

Unfortunately, unless PAL-V decides to give RPG one for a test flight, we won’t be getting our hands on one anytime soon.

Here are the full Technical Specs from the website.

DRIVE MODE EU

Max Speed 160 km/h
Top speed acceleration (0-100 km/h) <9 seconds
Engine power 100 hp
Fuel economy: 7.6 l/100km
Range: 1315 km

FLIGHT MODE EU

Economic cruise speed 140 km/h
High cruise speed (90% range) 160 km/h
Maximum speed 180 km/h
Min speed for level flight 50 km/h
Engine power: 200 hp
Maximum operating altitude 3500m
Useful load 246 kg
Take-off roll (MTOW, MSL) 180m
Take-off distance (+ 15m obstacle clearance) (MTOW***, MSL****) 330m
Landing roll distance 30m
Fuel economy 26 l/h
Max Range (with ½ hour reserve fuel*, MTOW) 400 km
Max Range (with ½ hour reserve fuel, single person operation, MSL) 500 km
Max endurance (with ½ hour reserve fuel, MTOW) 4.3 hours

* ½ hour reserve fuel is 100-150 km of fuel left for driving

*** Maximum Take-off Weight

**** Mean Sea Level

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS EU

Capacity 2 persons
Mass Empty 664 kg
Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) 910 kg
Fuel type Euro 95, Euro 98, E10 **
Fuel capacity 100 l
Dimensions Drive-mode 4m L x 2m W x 1.7m H
Dimensions Flight-mode 6.1m L x 2m W x 3.2m H (Rotor diameter is 10.75m)
Maximum baggage load 20 kg

** Unleaded automotive fuel, with max. 10% ethanol (E10), EN 228 specification, min RON 95 (min AKI 91)

 

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