The world’s first flying car is now available for order.
Dutch company PAL-V has started to accept orders for three-wheel flying car Liberty with the engine in 99 horses for the road and 197 HP for the flight.
The world’s first commercial flying car was estimated at 425 000 GBP, with deliveries beginning in late 2018.
The Dutch manufacturer claims the unit fully complies with existing regulations and could become a “turning point in the history of aviation and mobility”.
For the special edition Liberty Edition Pioneer company on its web site asking € 499 000 / $ 599 000. The price includes the training of flight skills, the use of a car on the road and its conversion to the aircraft, and numerous personalization options. Pioneer Edition release in the amount of 90 copies, half of which will go to Europe, and after the delivery of this model, the manufacturer promises to launch a version of the Liberty Sport with a price of € 299 000 / $ 399 000. It will also be available with a high level of personalization and training courses.
Liberty has a three-wheel chassis and the blades, emerging on the roof. It is equipped with two engines. One for driving, another for flight. The chassis has a lowered suspension and sloping (in the corners) cabin. To convert a car into a helicopter will take 5-10 minutes, depending on the version of the device. To do this, the driver will have to pull the tail portion, the deployment of two main rotor blades and remove the support.
In addition, the driver will need a license for the management of the aircraft, and the very Liberty requires for take-off and landing strip 90 to 200 x 200 meters. I guess this is ideal for small airfields and landing strip for ultralight planes and gliders. According to the manufacturer, the noise during the flight will be “much less” than from a helicopter.
The drive for movement on public roads has a 99-horsepower engine that can reach a maximum speed of 160 km/h and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 9 seconds. While the flying car consumes 9.1 liters of fuel per 100 km and has a range of motion to the gas station 1 km and 315 In the air of Liberty may rise to a height to 3 500 meters and a 197-horsepower engine propels it to a top speed of 180 km/h. The “air” range of motion of the declared 500 km.
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