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#1 PJGD

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:18

http://pal-v.com/

I didn't see where this machine has been discussed before in this forum, but it looks like an interesting concept.

It is not clear to me what engine it is using; it is claimed to be an aero-engine, but I don't know of such an engine that has got road vehicle emissions and OBD certification. Do you?

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#2 Catalina Park

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:49

If only we had a gyrocopter expert around here.

#3 Tony Matthews

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:54

I think I know one. Hang on a minute...

#4 sharo

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:32

:)

#5 markjb

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 17:52

The PAL-V is now for sale in North America. The worlds first practical flying car. For more information visit www.PalVFlyingCar.com and request a password access.

The first 50 airframes will feature an exclusive interior designed by a leading Italian luxury vehicle manufacturer...



#6 Siddley

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 21:50

The flying car isn't an answer to a question nobody asked.
It's an answer to a question people did ask, but shouldn't have done :lol:



#7 Greg Locock

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 01:47

"The PAL-V is now for sale in North America" for some non-standard meaning of the phrase "for sale"

 

"The first 50 airframes will feature an exclusive interior designed by a leading Italian luxury vehicle manufacturer."  for obvious reasons it will resemble a handbag designed by a prostitute.



#8 BRG

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 20:42

The worlds first practical flying car. 

I believe that is what is called an oxymoron.

 

It is not clear to me what engine it is using; it is claimed to be an aero-engine, but I don't know of such an engine that has got road vehicle emissions and OBD certification. Do you?

PJGD

No idea what engine it is, but to get aero certification it needs to be reliable and understressed.  It is quoted at 230hp, which suggests something around 470 cu ins (if Continental's 0-470 engines are any guide).   Now that would be a BIG engine to power what is essentially a three wheel scooter on the road.  



#9 bigleagueslider

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 04:58

Here's an example of a flying car: