Pal-V Displays Production Version

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Pal-V unveiled the production model for its “flying car,” the Pal-V Liberty, at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland on Tuesday. “The production model is the moment of truth,” said CEO Robert Dingemanse in a news release. “All certifications required for commercialization will be granted on the basis of this production model.” He said the company expects to receive full certification next year and begin deliveries shortly afterward. The aircraft is driven by two Rotax engines. It meets EASA and FAA safety requirements, the company says, and also complies with road regulations in most countries of the world.

The Pal-V can operate from paved or grass runways as short as 650 feet, the company says. It has two seats and can cruise at speeds up to 86 knots. It has a range of about 215 nautical miles. The effort was first announced in 2007 and flew in 2012. Last year, the company began to take orders, and offered a price of about $600,000.

Comments (2)

'About' $600K !! So I can go 86kts for 215nm. And it's been in development for 11 years. I wonder if it's "green," too ? At least it's red. No additional words needed.

Posted by: Larry Stencel | March 7, 2018 3:30 AM    Report this comment

"also complies with road regulations in most countries of the world."

It looks like they went the 3-wheel route to compliance. With only three wheels, most countries would consider it a motorcycle with much fewer restrictions regarding crashworthiness. Leaving off bumpers and crumple zones saves a LOT of weight.

Posted by: Kirk Wennerstrom | March 7, 2018 10:14 AM    Report this comment

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