Czech pilot Pavel Březina assembled his own gyroplane, and as soon as the vehicle received permission to participate in road traffic, its creator piloted his flying car to Prague’s main square to have a cup of coffee, sputniknews.com writes.
The vehicle, which he proudly called Gyrodrive, is the first small rotor airplane that can officially drive on Czech roads, Pavel Březina wrote on his Facebook page. The autogyro, which uses kerosene and Natural 95 gasoline, is very compact, so it can easily fit into a regular garage.
Gyrodrive is equipped with a Rotax motor and can reach a maximum speed of about 180 km/h. It consumes about 15 liters of gasoline for every 100 km. However, when the gyroplane drives on roads, it uses another electric motor, which does not allow speeds higher than 40 km/h.
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