Dutch company pal-v held a milestone celebration for its lieberty car, which it said was the world’s first flying car that could be produced. Liberty is a high-performance three wheeled vehicle, which can be converted to rotorcraft mode. Recently, it has been approved to drive on the streets in the European Union. < / P > < p > registration and certification is undoubtedly a difficult process, especially for such a three round product with small batch production. However, after 20 years of efforts, pal-v is finally beginning to see the dawn. < p > < p > it is understood that this kind of vehicle is easier to be certified as a three wheel vehicle than a four-wheel vehicle. < / P > < p > in street mode, the pal-v has an engine that can produce about 100 horsepower. According to the official introduction, it takes about 9 seconds to accelerate 100 km, and the maximum speed can reach 100 mph (160 km / h). < / P > < p > in flight mode, it is a two seater rotorcraft with a propeller on the other 200 horsepower engine and a large top rotor, which can rotate up slowly and freely. It is understood that liberty in this mode can take off with a runway of 330 meters, with a maximum speed of 112 mph (180 km / h), a maximum altitude of 11480 feet (3500 meters), and a runway length of only 30 meters for landing. Its 26.4-gallon (100 liter) fuel tank gives it 4.3 hours of air endurance. In half an hour’s storage time, it can reach 310 miles (500 kilometers). If it is changed to the ground, it can go further, 817 miles (1315 kilometers). < / P > < p > although the conversion process from street mode to flight mode seems a little troublesome, it can still be completed in a few minutes, including connecting the folding props, opening and pulling out the tail, raising the main rotor with electric servo, etc. < / P > < p > for most of 2020, pal-v production prototypes have been tested on the runway. Now, the company says, “liberty has recently passed a rigorous road test and is ready to go on the road with an official license plate.” it has passed high-speed elliptical driving tests, braking, emission and noise tests. < / P > < p > Mike Stekelenburg, chief technology officer of pal-v, said in a press release: “we have been working with road management for many years to reach this milestone. The excitement you feel in a team is enormous. It’s very challenging to get a folding plane through all the road access tests I feel the energy and motivation of our team, and we will strive to achieve the last few milestones and get the flight certification for liberty. ” < / P > < p > in fact, since 2012, pal-v prototypes have been flying in the air, and it took liberty five years to pass EASA aviation certification. According to the company, they need to complete more than 1200 test reports before the last 150 hours of flight test. Now, these people are at least as busy as 2022. < / P > < p > once the test is passed, the pal-v can begin to deliver products to customers, who will need not only a driver’s license but also a rotorcraft driver’s license. Some early buyers have apparently started some flight training for this. Global Tech

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