nirvana autogyro's gyrodrive becomes world’s first street legal flying car

nirvana autogyro's gyrodrive becomes world’s first street legal flying car

flying cars have proved this year that they are far from just a science fiction concept, but the winner of the race to become street legal is autogyro, a czech helicopter company who’s ‘gyrodrive’ vehicle has now been officially authorized to travel both road and sky. the unique vehicle is more a ‘copter than a car, yet has been modified to be able to be driven on the public road. the car has been developed by pavel brezina, a pilot who has been in the industry for 30 years. the two-seater vehicle can reach up to 25 mph on the ground, but once it takes to the air the gyrodrive can speed along at 110 mph.



the vehicle is based on the form of a gyroplane–a mini helicopter that uses a helicopter-style rotor to move up and down, along with a plane type propellor to drive it forward. once landed, all the driver has to do is pop on a licence place and attach the main rotor blades into a still position, and the copter-come-car is ready to hit the road.

  • But why?

    Mihai Beffa says:
  • What provides the drive power for the wheels when it’s a street vehicle … can’t tell from photos.

    Leonardo Sideri says:
  • what provides the propulsion on the ground?

    dbkii says:
  • Same as airplane while taxi on the groub. The back engine’s propeller.

    Chen says:

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