The Terrafugia Transition is the world's first practical flying car. It has two seats, a fixed wing, and can be driven on roads. The vehicle drives carefully on the road and flies from general aviation airports. In July 2013, the Transition flew for its initial time in front of the public at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in event.
The price of the first six flying cars has been set at $299,000. The final price will be set once the early costs of making the Transition are known. It has a carbon fiber body with an automatic electric folding system, a packed vehicle parachute, glass cabin electronics, a steering wheel, rudder foot pedals, and gas and stop buttons.
The Rotax 912iS engine can move 227 kg of weight. It runs on premium unleaded gasoline. The top speed of the Transition® is 160 km/h, and with 30 minutes of backup, it can go about 640 km.
The Dutch company PAL-V Europe made the PAL-V (personal air and ground vehicle) ONE. It has two seats and is a mix of a car and a gyroplane. In September 2014, the PAL-V went on its first trip, which went well. It was made to serve people from door to door. The one-of-a-kind flying automobile hovers like a gyrocopter thanks to a self-rotating rotor and a foldable motor in the rear that propels it ahead.
It is powered by a small, allowed jet engine and runs on gasoline. The PAL-V, which has three wheels, doesn't need new roads or airstrips since it can use the ones already there. Since the PAL-V ONE stays below 1,200m, it is not in the way of business flights. On the ground and in the air, it can move as fast as 180 km/h. PAL-V is simple to use since it can land and take off in a small area.
The SkyQuad is a car that can travel anywhere because it can fly. The UK is where Parajet International made it. The prototype flew over for the first time without a hitch in January 2009. It is being made right now. The base of the all-terrain buggy is light, and it has an improved rebound paraglider wing that makes it very stable in both pitch and roll.
Since it was designed with practicality, the cabin is comfortable and easy to use. At 6000 rpm, the car's EcoBoost direct-injected turbo engine reaches its maximum power of 92kW. The SkyQuad can go as fast as 88.5 km/h in the air and 185 km/h on the ground. In flying mode, it can go up to 321.8 km away.
Flying Car Maverick Lsa
The Maverick LSA Flying Car was made by the Indigenous Peoples' Tech and Education Center (I-TEC), which does not make money. I-TEC sold the rights to make the Maverick to Beyond Roads. In January 2012, the starting price for the car was $94,000. In September 2010, the US Federal Aviation Administration gave the Special-Light Sport Aircraft (S-LSA) license to the flying car.
The idea is to put a parafoil on a body that may be driven on roads. The plane weighs 1,430 pounds and has a helpful weight limit of 450 pounds. In the Maverick LSA, the Subaru 190hp, 2.5l engine gives it sufficient velocity from 0 to 95 km/h in only 3.9 seconds. Thanks to its engine, it can go as fast as 64 km/h and remain in the air for three hours.
The Model 367 Bipod From Scaled Composites
At first, Scaled Composites considered the Model 367 BiPod a low-cost electric test bed that used parts already on the market. The trial tester bed turned into a "flying car" chassis. The BiPod took its first flight in March 2011, and during the first testing on the ground and in the air, it met all of its goals. The two cockpits and low-drag cage are part of the twin-fuselage design.
When the plane is on the ground, this gives the tail and wing surfaces a safe place to stay. With the assistance of two internal combustion engines, the car can go as fast as 200 mph and go as far as 700 miles. The lithium-ion batteries in the plane's nose give it more power for takeoff and in case one of its engines breaks down.
By hitting a button in the cockpit, the FSC-1 flying car from LaBiche Aerospace can change from car to plane in 30 seconds. The typical FSC-1 kit costs $175,000, and you can hold a spot in the first production run by paying a fee that you can get back.
The original design has a lightweight frame with controls on the sides of the arms, rudder control legs, and a handle in the middle of the panel. The car's structure is standard: a steering wheel, a gas button, and a brake pedal. One Chevrolet-LS2 C6 Corvette 2005 stock engine powers the boat. The FSC-1 is the world's fastest car that can fly. At 18,000 feet, it can go 290 km/h on the road and 442 km/h in the air.
At the Aero Friedrichshafen general aviation show in April 2015, the prototype of the Carplane flying vehicle was on display. The German state of Lower Saxony and the European Union give money to the Braunschweig-based Carplane GmbH to help it grow. Because it has two hulls, a carplane has two parts for the driver and the passenger.
A patent protects the way the wings are stored at an angle between the two sides of the car. The Carplane will be the first plane cleared because it meets the rules for road pollution. When the car is in the air, it is powered by a 151-horsepower PC850 engine that turns a pushing rotor and wheels. The engine will ensure the car can go 222 km/h and 833 km.
Volante Aircraft is an American company that makes a flying car called the Volante. The company is changing the test version to make it better off-road. After testing, more detailed plans will be made for the prototypes, which will be built from kits. The flying car comprises a car and a trailer, and switching between flying and driving modes is easy.
The car will have safety seats, airbags, and a drive train that has been used before. It is expected that its 160hp engine will give it a top speed of 241km/h and a maximum flight range of 1,046km. For the flying car to take off, it needs a distance of 213 m (700 ft).