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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Autos - 3 Wheeled Bike Cars, Carver, PAL-V Flying Gyro Copter and More

I've always loved Automobiles. Especially Custom and Prototype Vehicles. Here is some history info and links, on the Carver Three Wheeled Bike Car. And the PAL-V Flying Car Gyro Copter. Which is being Developed, now. Using much of the Carver Technology. These are truly Dream Machines, to me:)


The Carver - 3 wheels, two seats, infinte fun

See More of Jay Leno's 3 Wheelers, both Antique and New... 

The Persu V3 is considered a motorcycle under federal regulations. However, individual states set the requirements for license and helmet laws. California, Texas, Florida and Washington already have a helmet and license exemption for enclosed 3-wheel vehicles like the V3. Persu Ventures is working with other State legislatures to enact similar exemptions for enclosed 3-wheel vehicles like the Persu V3.

How is the tilt controlled?

A Dutch company, Carver Engineering, has developed the Dynamic Vehicle Control (DVC) system for use on their Carver One three-wheeler. Persu Ventures has licensed this technology for use in the Persu Vehicles. The DVC system matches the tilt of the vehicle to the amount of steering input and vehicle speed. At slow speeds, the front wheel is turned to steer, as speed is increased the wheel turn is replaced with vehicle tilt.


Flying Car - Pal-V One

Autos - 3 Wheeled Bike Cars, Carver, PAL-V Flying Gyro Copter and More

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Three-wheeled hybrid Carver bike/car on the way. Can you say cool?
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Carver 3 wheeled Bike Car - Google Search
Carver 3 wheeled Bike Car - Google Search
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Carver 3 wheeled Bike Car - Google Search
3 wheeled Bike Car Google Custom Search on DonsDeals Blog
Carver (automobile) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fun Cars? - LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community
The Amazing Flying Dutch Car » Coolest Gadgets
The ten most awesome motorcycle-engined cars
The Carver - 3 wheels, two seats, infinte fun - YouTube
▶ Three Wheeled - YouTube
Peugeot Design Competition 3 Wheelers
Flickr: The Three wheels better Pool
Gophers and Cheese: First Thursday - June 2012 - Part 2
Freeway 3 wheeled Bike Car - Google Search
Elio Motors highlights its $7,000, 84-mpg 3-wheeled car
80-MPG Elio Three-Wheeled Car To Be Built At Former GM Truck Plant?
The Dezer Collection Online Inventory
3 Wheeled Motor Bike - Google Search
Honda CB750'S - 3 Wheel motorcycle (not a trike.)
scooters and mopeds related images,51 to 100 - Zuoda Images
3-wheeled motorcycle From Recycled Auto Parts | GoGoGreen - Sustainable Design Innovation, Green Gardening and Eco Transportation
67 Mistang Trike in middle of Page - November 12, 2009 Part 1
PAL-V - Google Search
2:58 Watch Later ► Flying Car - Pal-V One by YouCar 2,164,438 views

Air Craft - PAL-V Flying Car Gyro Copter

Jay Leno's Garage - Blog Listing
PAL-V - Google Search
PAL-V | Ultimate Freedom
Videos | PAL-V
PAL-V Flying Car - Maiden Flight - YouTube
▶ PAL-V Flying Car - Introducing PAL-V - YouTube
PAL-V - Google Search
Flying car: Terrafugia Transition, PAL-V competitors - Los Angeles Times
Persu V3 3-wheel Vehicle Steering based on Dutch company, Carver Engineering, developed the Dynamic Vehicle Control (DVC) system for use on their Carver One three-wheeler - Persu Ventures has licensed this technology for use in the Persu Vehicles
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The Amazing Flying Dutch Car

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Carver (automobile) from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Carver One from the front

Carver One from the rear
The Carver is a tilting three-wheeled vehicle using an automatic balancing technology to balance the passenger compartment under all conditions. The first commercial Carver product, the Carver One, was designed to seat two people, and manufactured and distributed by Carver Europe (formerly named Vandenbrink) in the Netherlands. In June 2009 Carver Europe declared bankruptcy due to lack of demand at its 30,000 euro price, and ceased commercial production and sales.[1][2] As of 2011, the technology is owned and licensed by Carver Technology.

Design and specification

The Carver vehicle combines aspects of a motorcycle and a car, both in appearance and design. Like many microcars, the Carver has three wheels and the controls of a normal car. The three-wheel Carver One is said to have the comfort, controls and stability of a normal car while showing the dynamic cornering behaviour of a motorcycle.[citation needed] The Carver can be driven by anyone with a normal car driver's license in the European Union, though other countries outside of the EU may not allow this.[citation needed] In most countries the taxation follows the motorcycle guidelines.
The dimensions are 3.4 m (11 ft) long by 1.3 m (4.3 ft) wide by 1.4 m (4.6 ft) high, giving it a low slim profile, similar to a motorcycle.[citation needed] It weighs 640 kg (1,410 lb), about half the weight of a medium size car or three to four times the weight of most motorcycles. The Carver One can tilt up to 45 degrees while turning. This is not based on how far the wheel is rotated, but on how much cornering force is applied to it.
The Carver has a 660 cc 4-cylinder 16-valve engine with a turbo intercooler giving a power output of 65 bhp (48 kW) at 7,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 100 N·m (74 lb·ft) at 4,000 rpm. An option is available to upgrade the ECU to give 85 bhp (63 kW) output (this option was never released). The transmission is a 5-speed manual with reverse, and all wheels are equipped with ventilated disk brakes. The front wheel is slightly larger than the rear wheels (at 17" to 15").
The Carver One, as standard, has a top speed of 185 km/h (115 mph). The acceleration of 0–100 km/h in 8.2 seconds (0 to 60 mph in 8 seconds),[3] is slow compared to most motorcycles and average for a passenger car (a Toyota Camry has a similar acceleration).
The Carver One was assembled in Germany by ACÜ and officially launched at the Geneva Motor Show on 7 March 2007.

Dynamic Vehicle Control system

The unique property of the Carver One is its automatic balancing "Dynamic Vehicle Control" system, which is said to allow full stability under almost all circumstances. Thanks to this DVC technology its cornering behaviour is said to feel natural and pleasant.
In 2007 it was announced that a California company called Venture Vehicles would be producing the VentureOne, a vehicle using Carver's DVC system. The VentureOne was to be produced in three models: the e50 hybrid, the Q100 high performance hybrid, and the EV all electric.[4][5] In December 2008 Venture Vehicles was renamed Persu Mobility.[6][7] Persu Mobility continued to hold an exclusive license in North America to produce vehicles using the DVC system[8] and began pre-registration for a vehicle with an internal combustion engine called the Persu V3, to be available in 2014.[9] Persu has also planned future production of a plug-in hybrid.[10] The DVC system also is licensed to PAL-V who are developing a full-fledged flying and driving vehicle.[11] The DVC system has been demonstrated on a self-balancing ATV.[12]

Flying car

The PAL-V (Personal Air and Land Vehicle) is an autogyro developed from the Carver. It made its first flight in April 2012.[13][14]


The Carver One has been reviewed by various celebreties in various shows: In 2002 journalists Karl Tsigdinos and Conor Feehan got the chance to pilot the original Carver One on the ITV motoring program Drive!.[15]
On BBC's Top Gear programme in 2002, Jeremy Clarkson said, "I have to say, absolute hand on heart, I’ve never had so much fun in a car, really and truthfully, and I don’t think I’d ever tire of it."[16][17] Shortly thereafter the Carver One also featured in a special video of Jeremy Clarkson called "Shoot-out." He announced the vehicle to be "the most fun you can have."[18]
Jenson Button tested the Carver One in 2004.[19]

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PAL-V Flying Car Gyro Copter

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Role Autogyro
Manufacturer PAL-V
Designer C. Klok (exterior design)
First flight March 2012
Status In test
Number built 1
PAL-V (Personal Air and Land Vehicle) is a Dutch company who are developing a roadable aircraft, the PAL-V One.[1]
The PAL-V in flight is an autogyro or gyrocopter, with a pusher propeller at the rear of the fuselage providing forward thrust and a free-spinning rotor providing lift. Directional stability is provided by twin boom-mounted tailfins.
It has a tricycle undercarriage with relatively large wheels.
On the ground, the propeller and rotor are stopped and power is diverted to the wheels, allowing it to travel as a three-wheeled car. Unusually, it leans into turns like a motorcycle, a solution pioneered by the Carver vehicle, also produced by a Dutch company.[2][3] However, the PAL-V does not tilt as a Carver but like the BMW "Simple Concept" from 2009[not in citation given][4]
The PAL-V One has two seats and a 160 kW flight certified gasoline engine, giving it a top speed of 180 km/h (112 mph) on land and in air, and a Maximum Takeoff Weight of 910 kg.[5]

Operational History

A prototype model has been test flown in 2012.[6] The company are seeking funds to develop the type for production.[7] Estimated unit price is around $300,000.[8]


Data from GizMag[5] and[9]
General characteristics
  • Capacity: 2
  • Empty weight: 1,499 lb (680 kg)
  • Gross weight: 2,006 lb (910 kg)
  • Maximum speed: 97 kn (112 mph; 180 km/h)
  • Minimum control speed: 27 kn (31 mph; 50 km/h)220-315 mile range inflight, 750mile range on land.


  1. Jump up ^ PAL-V website
  2. Jump up ^ "PAL-V One: Future Fantasy Trike" Future Cars. 15 May 2010 (outdated specs). Quote: "PAL-V One incorporates the Dynamic Vehicle Control (DVC™) technology pioneered in the 3-wheeled Carver One"
  3. Jump up ^ "Dutchmen invent plausible flying car" TopGear, 3 April 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2012. Quote: "PAL-V features the same Dynamic Vehicle Control system used on the Carver ONE"
  4. Jump up ^ BMW video
  5. ^ Jump up to: a b Quick, Darren. "PAL-V flying car makes successful first test flight" GizMag, 2 April 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  6. Jump up ^ "Notable Roadable". Sport Aviation: 16. May 2012.
  7. Jump up ^ "Will sales of flying car take off?" BBC News, 2 April 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  8. Jump up ^ Flying car makes maiden voyage (57 pictures) Washington Post, 3 April 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  9. Jump up ^ "Pal-V One Target Specifications". Retrieved 4 April 2012.
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