Here’s another look at the PAL-V One, invented by John Bakker. This vehicle basically combines a patented three-wheeled, self-balancing hybrid motorcycle-car from the Dutch company Carver with an autogyro. This autogyro technology makes flying possible through a free-spinning rotor, using a separate propeller for pushing it. With sports car-like handling, it’s considerably more quiet than a helicopter and much easier to fly. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
The PAL-V One’s rotor can be folded on top of the roof when the vehicle is used for driving, with a 120 mph top speed on the ground. The same top speed should be possible when flying, while cruising speed would be 90 mph and the flying range 280 miles at up to 4,000-feet.