This incredible flying car is the Maverick, an obviously eclectic vehicle that is FAA-certified as an S-LSA, which means that it is classified as a special, light sport aircraft. As an automobile, it can be driven on any public road in the United States, as the manufacturer reports that a “number of Mavericks” already are licensed and legal in Florida.
The vehicle with wings also is FAA-certifiable as an E-AB, which is an experimental, amateur-built aircraft. Further, it can be flown with no weight-limit restrictions if operated by a private pilot, under a special certification.
The Maverick needs little room to fly; 300 feet of space is required for both take-off and landing. It also rises to a service ceiling of 10,000 feet with an airspeed of 35 knots (or 40 mph). The vehicle can be driven up to 100 mph and accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds.
It also is available in four models; the URATAV model, the ultimate roadable, all-terrain, aerial vehicle, is billed as the best. Along with adventures in the sky, it also is equipped with a strong suspension for off-road circuits.
The base price of the a special, light sport aircraft is $94,000. It is equipped with a 190-horsepower, injected, 2.5-liter engine by Suburu. There are a dozen optional add-ons, which are both functional and stylistic. For more information, visit MaverickLSA.BusinessCatalyst.com.
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