For more than a century, people have dreamed of the flying car. Every futuristic show or movie we have created has used the flying car as the primary mode of transportation. We are often delayed or aggravated with the stresses of road blocks, barriers, traffic jams, dirty freeways and long indirect commutes. The PAL-V, which stands for personal air land vehicle, aims to eliminate that and give the user the freedom to travel wherever they please. Cruising at speeds capable of 112 miles per hour on land, leading to the skies where you can fly at a height of 3,400 feet for over 315 miles. Imagine taking off from the highway to fly up a beautiful canyon you’ve always wanted to see or venturing to see whats over that mountain. Imagine crossing a lake or city and cutting your commute down drastically. These are all a reality now with the PAL-V, which is writing history and aiming to bring personal transportation into the future.
The PAL-V stands for Personal Air and Land Vehicle.
Theres no denying that the personal air land vehicle is gorgeous and incredibly unique.
The PAL-V is made to perform. On the road it looks like a futuristic 3 wheeled pod that will speed past you at speeds of 112 miles per hour.
The PAL-V provides every luxury you would need in a standard road vehicle but there’s one main difference. It can FLY!
Depending on the model the PAL-V seats one or two people and can fly up to 315 miles. On the road it gets about 28 miles per gallon and handles like a sport bike.
They say driving it is just like a motorcycle because the rear wheels angle depending on the corner you are turning. This leans the entire vehicle, keeping the center of gravity low, in order to obtain such high speeds on pavement.
The futuristic flying car requires just 540 feet to take off and under 100 feet to land. This makes it capable of taking off and landing on any road.
The personal air land vehicle is designed to fly in the uncontrolled airspace of 4,000 feet or below. This is where hang gliders fly so you can go just about anywhere without a long hassle or air control regulations.
The Pal-V is a work of art and only the best, most durable, materials were used.
The PAL-V can take off along side with the big boys at the airport as well as a grass field or paved road.
A lot of testing went into this amazing machine and many hours on a simulator were spent. The details had to be absolutely perfect before its maiden voyage.
Because it is designed to fly lower than most planes it has a lower rotation speed on the main blades. This means it is much more quiet than a standard helicopter making for a more comfortable flight.
Governments around the world have already started laying out digital freeways in the sky to prepare for the future of personal flight for transportation. Government support is a good indication that personal air travel is in the future.
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While the PAL-V isn’t cheap, (just over $320,000) it is the first to show true promise in the personal air and land vehicle market. It is paving the road, and the skies, toward the future of travel. While the first one may be slightly, okay quite a bit, out of many people’s budget it will come down in price as the demand and the technology expands. It won’t be long before we are all driving and flying to our destinations and taking our vehicles to places we’ve never dreamed of going. The personal air land vehicle isn’t going anywhere soon and I sure hope to see these flying around the skies in the future. The old movies and shows may be a reality sooner than we think.