Go Anywhere with this Flying ATV
3 years ago
At a glance, it looks like a Polaris RZR, CanAm Maverick X3, or some other high-end side by side ATV. But then the parachute opens and... whaaaat?
The dream of having a car capable of comfortable day-to-day driving and winged sky soaring has been part of the American psyche for generations. Until recently, this ambitious goal has been out of reach. Now, though, the wealthiest among us will be able to achieve this lofty goal, as SkyRunner is unveiling its flying offroad vehicle, capable of all-terrain driving and actual flight - and it's FAA approved.
SkyRunner designed the ATV to appeal to rescue teams and recreational enthusiasts alike with its reflex paraglide wing technology that allows it to transform from car to aircraft in three minutes.
Stewart Hamel, SkyRunner CEO, says, "Open fields, grass strips and secluded beaches will be the runways of choice." Don't get too excited, though, backyard flyboys; SkyRunner owners who wish to take flight will need to first procure a flying license that requires 12 hours of flight with a Certified Flight Instructor.
Once in the air, the SkyRunner will top out at 55 mph. On the ground, however, it'll be able to go 0-60 in 4.3 seconds and onto 115 mph thanks to its 125 horsepower 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder gasoline engine sourced from Ford.