PAL-V is a mixture of car and gyrocopter which is scheduled to start production in this year and will be delivered end of 2018.
The “PAL-V Liberty” is a gyrocopter, also known as “Tragschrauber” or “Autogyro”. A propeller engine provides for the necessary propulsion, the rotor is passively driven by the driving wind. This is not a new invention, but has been known since the 1920s. A gyrocopter named “Little Nellie” was already seen in 1967 in the movie “James Bond 007 – You Only live twice”.