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世界首款飞行摩托上市 飞翔不再是梦想(图)

[日期:07-18] 来源:  作者: [字体: ]

  It's 50 years since the Jetsons first predicted we'd be flying the family about in airborne cars.And now we are finally standing on the cusp of that long-awaited milestone, as the world's first flying motorcycle goes on sale.The Pal-V One Helicycle is a two-seat hybrid car and gyrocopter that has the potential for making rush-hour delays a thing of the past.

  It is road - and air - legal and now, two years after its maiden flight, it is finally available to buy - if you have a spare $395,999 that is.The Dutch-built Pal-V One can reach speeds of up to 112mph and goes from 0 to 60 in under 8 seconds when driven on the road.Owners will need a Sports Pilot Certificate to fly one.The two-seater vehicle can be bought through luxury gadget retailer Hammacher Schemmler which advertises it under name The Helicycle, yet its design and specifications are identical to the Pal-V One's.

  Despite its helicopter-like appearance, the Pal-V needs a 540ft runway in order to take-off.When in flight mode, the vehicle looks like a helicopter, however, it is known as a gyrocopter or autogyro because the main power comes from the rotors at the rear of the vehicle.On the ground, the machine handles somewhere between a motorbike and a racing car - the two-seater can reach speeds of up to 112mph.Unlike most fictional flying cars, of course, it can't just extend its rotors then hurtleskywards - the process takes about ten minutes.Once the engine stops, the propeller folds itself automatically into the driving position. Pushing a button then lowers the rotor mast into the horizontal position.

      英译汉:

  50年前,美国动画片《摩登家族》中的杰特森一家曾预测,整个家庭都将把飞行汽车作为代步工具。而现在,我们终于抵达了突破性的历史里程碑--世界上首款飞行摩托上市。这款飞行摩托名叫Pal-V One,可供二人乘坐。这一两栖交通工具可从摩托车和直升机之间轻松转换,这样就再也不用担心堵车迟到啦!

  这一陆空两栖的飞行摩托两年前首航试飞,现在终于合法上市可以购买了--售价395999美元。飞行摩托Pal-V One由荷兰制造,飞行速度可达每小时112英里,陆地行驶速度可在8秒之内从0飙升到60迈。而飞行摩托车主必需拿到运动飞行员执照才可驾驶。飞行摩托可从奢侈品零售商Hammacher Schemmler处购买,基于飞行摩托Pal-V One的独特设计和功能、该商店给了它The Helicycle的特别广告冠名。

  尽管飞行摩托长的很像直升机,但Pal-V One需要540英尺的跑到来带动起飞。在飞行模式下,飞行摩托看上去和直升机一模一样,然而它实际上是一架旋翼机,因为其主动力来自于机尾的旋翼。地面上,飞行摩托给人介于摩托车和赛车之间的感觉--速度可达到每小时112英里。与科幻小说中飞行车不同的是,这款飞行摩托不能做到打开旋翼立马起飞--它的整个起飞过程需要花费10分钟的时间。发动机停止之后,旋翼自动收起,飞行摩托进入陆地模式。按下按钮,飞行摩托即呈现水平落地模式。

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