Flying Cars Coming Out Won't Be Cheap

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Written on: 08-03-2012 01:14am    Title: Flying Cars Coming Out Won't Be Cheap
The PAL-V One and the Transition are the new models that will lead to the flying cars to take the leap from fiction and imagination to reality. The PAL-V name comes from its acronym in English: Personal Air and Land Vehicle and It is not yet on sale because it will have to go through the regulations of each country to be sold.

Flying Cars Coming Out For 2014. To fly or drive the PAL-V-One, the future drivers (or pilots) will need between 20 and 30 hours of flying lessons.
<strong>Flying Cars Coming Out For 2014.</strong> To fly or drive the PAL-V-One, the future drivers (or pilots) will need between 20 and 30 hours of flying lessons.

On the one hand, the Dutch company PAL-V developed a flying car prototype. The PAL-V One, two-seater for air and ground, marks the beginning of a new era. At first glance, it is not easy to recognize this machine as a flying car, since it has more appearance of a small helicopter. It has only three wheels, two on back and one front. It also has a propeller and a rear that unfold in a few minutes when you are going to travel by air.

The PAL-V One is a helicopter cabin minimized with three small wheels that support it and leans into corners like a motorcycle to counteract the lateral forces without tipping over.
The <strong>PAL-V One is a helicopter cabin</strong> minimized with three small wheels that support it and leans into corners like a motorcycle  to counteract the lateral forces without tipping over.


The video is amazing, check it out in action above. On the ground it drives like a sports car and runs on gasoline. It can achieve up to 111 mph both on land and in the air where it can rise up to 4,000 feet, so you won't have to deal with the regulations for commercial air traffic.

The PAL-V One can reaches up to 4000 feet in height
The PAL-V One can reaches up to 4000 feet in height

The first flight test was successful. The success of the flight was confirmed to the AFP by the University of Delft and the national aerospace laboratory, which developed the device in collaboration with engineers from PAL-V. With it, the company seeks to show that you can achieve the creation of a vehicle that meets the travel regulations on land and air. However, the PAL will need 541 feet for takeoff, and a 98-foot track for landing.

PAL-V One FLying Car On Land. It is expected that the prototype becomes a model that comes into production. The first deliveries would be made in 2014 for an estimated price of $325,000 to $390,000.
<strong>PAL-V One FLying Car On Land.</strong> It is expected that the prototype becomes a model that comes into production. The first deliveries would be made in 2014 for an estimated price of $325,000 to $390,000.


THE TRANSITION by TERRAFUGIA


On the other hand there is the Transition, another prototype of flying vehicle that was presented at the New York Auto Show. It is manufactured by the U.S. company Terrafugia. This prototype does not resemble to what fiction usually show us, since its appearance is rather of a small airplane. Just like the PAL-V One, it also works with gasoline.

Terrafugia Transition The Terrafugia Transition during its first test flight was 8 minutes in the air and reached about 425 meters.
<strong>Terrafugia Transition</strong> The Terrafugia Transition during its first test flight was 8 minutes in the air and reached about 425 meters.

This vehicle can fold their wings and go over any road or airfields without these represent an obstacle when maneuvering. Its estimated price is $279,000.

The audience that the Terrafugia Transition will be aimed primarily, are those that reside in an isolated area that is not easy to reach by means of terrestrial locomotion but rather by aircraft, ships, ferries, etc.
The audience that the Terrafugia Transition will be aimed primarily, are those that reside in an isolated area that is not easy to reach by means of terrestrial locomotion but rather by aircraft, ships, ferries, etc.

Both are prototypes, but it is expected that soon they come into production. And perhaps it is no longer a distant reality to see any of these vehicles parked outside many homes.

One of the advantages of the Terrafugia Transition is that it weighs less than 1000 lb, bearing in mind that a modern car (without wings), weighs more than twice of this amount.
One of the <strong>advantages of the Terrafugia Transition</strong> is that it weighs less than 1000 lb, bearing in mind that a modern car (without wings), weighs more than twice of this amount.

The Transition measures 19 ft long and nearly 7 ft tall, so it will fit in every home. In conclusion, if you were wondering if someday we will see flying cars on the streets, the most probably is yes. Are these flying cars going to be cheap? No, they don't, you probably will need to be rich to afford on these vehicles which prices go from $250,000 to $400,000. Are flying cars fun to drive? well, the most probably, if you like heights, they are, of course. Are these flying cars safe? Good question, let see what the future say about it.

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Written on: 08-04-2012 11:55pm    Title: Flying Cars Coming Out Won't Be Cheap  
The Terrafugia Transition looks safer smiley cool
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