Flying cars is in the news from so long period of time, but a Czech-based helicopter company, has now finally revealed the world’s first street legal version, dubbed the Nirvana Autogyro, which is a mini helicopter that you can drive with an ease. It is officially the world’s first street legal “flying car” which is developed so far.
It was developed by pilot Pavel Brezina, who is having an experience of 20+ years in the Aerospace and the two-seater can reach up to 25 mph on the ground, and its gyrodrive can even reach to a level of 110 mph in the air. Apart from that, this car after landing, the pilot only has to fix the main rotor blades which is totally placed along the axis of the GyroDrive and pull out a built-in licence plate to transform it into a road vehicle with an ease, and without doing any of the hectic task.
The vehicle which is known as GyroDrive is totally based on a functionality and structurality of a gyroplane, a mini-helicopter, that uses a copter-style rotors to move up and down, and an aeroplane-type “pusher propeller” to go forward.
This car just needs less than 100 meters to take off and reaches a top speed of 180 kmph in the air, with a flying range of 600 kilometers. With an estimated starting price of about $63, 000 which is roughly Rs 50 lacs in Indian Currency, the GryoDrive may certainly not be for everyone, but could turn out to be an important transport means for the future scope.
About AutoGyro Concept
Many of us don’t know the real concept behind some of the proper functionalities of, “gyrocopter”, “gyroplane”, “autogiro” and “autogyro” which is all mean the same thing, and the most important feature which is mainly shared by gliders, airplanes, helicopters and gyroplanes is that they all use wings to fly. It’s just that on helicopters and autogyros the wings are mounted on pylons and spin in the count of circles, but they are rigidly affixed to the sides of airplanes and gliders. Apart from that, they all get into the sky the same way: You move a wing rapidly with the help of an air and it produces Lift. The rotating wings of a helicopter are directly-driven by the engine, which simply enables it to hover; whereas the rotating wings of the gyroplane are a part of free-spinning, meaning it can’t hover – though it can come astonishingly close to it, because it needs very little forward speed to stay airborne.
The cardinal virtue of the gyroplane is its ability to do nearly each and everything which a helicopter can do, at only a fraction of the cost, while doing it more safely than any other kind of flying machine which can happen easily. While even the most mundane gyroplanes are true STOL which is an acronym for Short Take-Off/Landing vehicles, they can be configured to take-off and land with no ground-roll at all. Moreover, their exceptional STOL capabilities make them terrific for “bush” or water operations which can be done at any point of time. Helicopters are vastly more mechanically complex than any of the other kind of aircraft which is available as of now in the industry, with a host of critically interdependent moving parts, which is why they have a very high cost as much to purchase and maintain as a same-sized gyroplane. Moroever it has been said that, many gyroplanes can be purchased and operated for less than some motorcycles, and because they fly in a constant state of autorotation, even a total engine failure results in a parachute-like descent, making them the safest of all aircraft. They’re highly versatile and are very practical across the thing on which it is working. J
Gyroplanes are simple and inexpensive to own, fly, maintain, transport and store without going through any of the hectic process. They’re easy to tow, and can be done at any point of time. They can use skis for snow operations. They can be easily fitted with the help of an amphibious floats no matter whether it is for the water-and-landing flying, and although it is not presently being done, they could be equipped with some of the more sophisticated avionics, autopilots and de-icing gear for all weather capability. They’re highly versatile and are very practical across the thing on which it is working. Just because of being coming up with some of the technical and technological advances being incorporated into 3rd – and 4th generation equipment like the Sport Copter series, they’ve become so versatile and practical that you’re going to be seeing a lot more of them; many of them performing important commercial tasks perhaps even military tasks that have heretofore been the sole domain of airplanes and helicopters.
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