The launch of the PAL-V ONE marks a truly historic event: the birth of a new class of vehicles offering unprecedented freedom, adventure, flexibility and pleasure – all in one product!
On the ground this slim, aerodynamic, 3-wheeled vehicle has the comfort of a car with the agility of a motorcycle thanks to its patented, cutting-edge, ‘tilting’ system. It can be driven to the nearest airfield and take off just like any other airplane. The single rotor and propeller are unfolded to make the PAL-V ONE ready to fly.
When airborne, the PAL-V ONE usually flies below 4,000 feet (1,200 m), the airspace available for uncontrolled Visual Flight Rules (VFR) traffic; so there will be no interference from commercial air traffic. Furthermore, the PAL-V is powered by a very robust, flight certified aircraft engine. It runs on gasoline. It can reach speeds of up to 180 km/h (112 mph) both on land and in the air.
The PAL-V ONE has a very short take off and landing capability, making it possible to land practically anywhere. When not using controlled airspace, you can take off without filing a flight plan. Flying a PAL-V is like a standard gyrocopter. It is quieter than helicopters due to the slower rotation of the main rotor. It takes off and lands with low speed, cannot stall, and is very easy to control. The gyroplane technology means that it can be steered and landed safely even if the engine fails, because the rotor keeps auto rotating.
On the road, the PAL-V ONE accelerates like a sports car. The razor sharp cornering makes you feel like you are skiing elegantly and effortlessly down a beautiful mountain. When flying, the PAL-V is very safe and easy to handle, opening up new dimensions of the personal freedom you have always wanted to experience. Fly-drive to an island, soar over that traffic jam, sail above water, create your own virtual bridge, cross that mountain range as freely as a bird. Go wherever you want to go whenever you feel like it and… fully enjoy the new experiences your PAL-V ONE offers!
Converting the PAL-V ONE from airplane to automobile is a very easy process which takes about 10 minutes. Once the engine stops, the propeller folds itself automatically into the driving position. Pushing a button then lowers the rotor mast into the horizontal position. The same motion lowers the tail. The outer blades are folded over the inner blades via hinge mechanisms. The last steps in the process are to push the tail into its driving position and secure the rotor blades. This conversion can be executed by the driver/pilot after just a short training lesson. To convert from driving to flying mode, simply reverse the sequence
Capacity: 2 persons
Mass Empty: 680 Kg
Mass Max. gross: 910 Kg
Max. Power: 170 kW (230 hp)
Dimensions Road: (LxWxH): 4.0 x 1.6 x 1.6 m
Max. speed: 180 km/h (112mph)
0 – 100 km/h (0 – 60 mph): < 8 sec
Est. fuel economy: 12 km/l (28mpg)
Range: 1200 km (750 miles)
Max. speed (VNE): 97 kts (180 km/h)
Min. speed for level flight: 27 kts (50 km/h)
Take-off roll: 165 m (540 ft)
Landing roll: 30 m (100 ft)
Est fuel economy: 36 l/h (9,5 gph)
Range: 350-500 km (220-315 miles)**
** depending on PAL-V type