PAL-V ONE makes maiden voyage, gives new meaning to ‘Flying Dutchman’ (video)

PAL-V ONE makes maiden voyage, gives new meaning to 'Flying Dutchman' (video)

The Netherlands made a lot of noise in the tech world last year for stuff like net neutrality and the legal herping and derping between Apple and Samsung. Now it’s making some noise of the whirly kind after the successful maiden flight of its very own flying car. Dutch company PAL-V christened its flying car the, uh, PAL-V ONE — short for Personal Air and Land Vehicle. Like the Terrafugia Transition flying car, the PAL-V ONE also sports a push propeller, which it uses for forward speed. The Dutch flying car, however, doesn’t have side wings and relies on an auto-rotating rotor to create lift instead. The vehicle — which supposedly complies with all air and road traffic regulations in major markets — chugs good, old regular gas (biodiesel and bio-ethanol versions are planned as well) for a range of 350 to 500 kilometers in the air and about 1,200 kilometers on the ground. For more adventurous land drivers, the PAL-V ONE also features a “cutting-edge system” for tilting, allowing it to power through curves like a motorcycle.

Source: engadget