PAL-V ONE makes flying cars a reality

By on April 3, 2012
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Jetsons, eat your heart out.

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Dutch company PAL-V this week made fantasy come true with the first flight of its prototype flying car. The PAL-V One (Personal Air and Land Vehicle) is able to convert from a speedy road vehicle to a propeller-based flying vehicle, capable of taking off a runway of 165m.

When ‘folded up’ as a regular car, the vehicle handles like a small sports car. In about 10 minutes, its tail and main rotors can be unfolded and prepared for takeoff.

The company is now looking for investors after having conducted a series of flight tests before they move into the final development stage.

Check out the video below and post your comments – would you use something like this to sneak out of Dubai traffic?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgHSaNtAMjs&w=550]


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