Dutch company PAL-V began taking orders for the world’s only serial flying car Liberty
Liberty is a pretty interesting design that allows it to transform from tricycle in the gyro.
The preparation of the aircar to fly from “road” mode quite ten minutes, and deal with this one person. The rotor on the roof can slide open automatically, and the tail blade need to expand manually. To perform the takeoff, the gyroplane takes from 90 to 200 meters.
The petrol engine of the “Freedom” develops 100 horsepower, making three-wheeled vehicle accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just nine seconds, like say the Dutch. Liberty maximum speed is 160 km/h and average fuel consumption in the “road” mode is 7.6 liters per 100 kilometers. Maximum air speed is 180 km/h flight altitude — 3500 metres.
The range of the aircar with the driver and passenger is around 399 miles, with only one driver — 499 km. the recommended cruising speed of 140 to 160 km/h Maximum takeoff weight of Liberty is 910 pounds. The company expects to sell 90 copies a flying car in the maximum configuration Pioneer Edition priced at 499 euros. Prepayment for the order is 25 thousand.
Then in sale more affordable version of the Liberty Sport, which is estimated at 299 million euros, and the Deposit will be 10 thousand. Machine series Pioneer Edition will receive a plaque with an individual number of a flying car. Customers will be able to use the services of instructors company PAL-V for pilot training gyroplane and pilot’s license. The first “Freedom” clients will get in 2018.
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