Czech startup get license for GyroDrive to run on land and air

Tinuku ~ Startup from The Czech Republic has obtained a license for 'GyroDrive' for use on land and air. Nirvana Systems, a company that produces motors for small glyphs, confirms the world's first vehicle to be authorized to operate both on the road and in the air.

Tinuku Czech startup get license for GyroDrive to run on land and air

"This is the only certified flying car I know of," said Pavel Brezina, an engineer and owner of Nirvana Systems, in a hangar at Prerov-Bochor airport in the eastern Czech Republic.

"Everyone is trying to make high speed cars that can fly, but this is a different thing," said Brezina who has 30 years experience as a pilot.

The GyroDrive vehicle has a mini gyroplane-helicopter design that uses a stylized rotor to move up and down, then propeller propellers for an advanced plane.

Brezina buys gyroplane equipment from a German company and assembles it with a system that allows pilots to switch between gasoline engines to drive rotors for flights and electric engines to drive wheels for running on the road.

GyroDrive has two seats and a maximum driving speed of just 40 kph (25 mph) to get to a gas station or hotel, while the air flight has a top speed of 180 kpj and a flying distance of 600 kilometers.

Upon landing, the pilot just tidied the main rotor and opened the built-in number plate to turn it into a ground car. Prices start from 1.5 million koruna (57,000 euros, $ 63,500), but depending on the specifications.

While in Slovakia, the AeroMobil company has received dozens of orders from customers for a flying car scheduled to enter the market in 2020. AeroMobil has a top speed of 160 kph to 360 kph in the air with a flying distance and a drive of about 700 kilometers.

"We want to build a vehicle that not only can fly and drive but also meet the technical and legal requirements," said AeroMobil CEO Juraj Vaculik.