Generations: Molt Taylor, Aerocar, and Plane Driven

Around 1950, Molt Taylor produced what is considered by most to be the first viable roadable aircraft. His thoughts are still relevant as new designs of the roadable aircraft are developed. Click title “Generations” for video.  

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PD-X reaches 73 MPH in drive-mode with power to spare

Design and construction continues on the PD-X with new 100 HP system that has taken the vehicle to 73 MPH in drive-mode with power to spare. A new four wheel independent suspension system is in development. The new Twin Pod design mockup has meet or exceed the design goals in extensive flight testing, including cruise […]

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Historic First Flight and Flying Sequence of Roadable Airplane, PD-1

A quick look at at the historic first flight and flying sequence of the PD-1, along with a brief description of the process behind the PD-1 and its development.

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Plane Driven to begin R&D on the PD-X

After a tremendously encouraging response by the aviation community to the Roadable Sportsman called PD-1 at Oshkosh in 2010, the company of Plane Driven has now entered into further research of the design with a new test version that will be called PD-X. PD-X will be an evolving and refining design leading to a final […]

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New Configuration of the Plane Driven aircraft called PD-X reaches 15,000 ft

The performance goal of 140 mph and high altitude cruise has been reached on a return trip from the east coast. Using a new design configuration called the PD-X the test aircraft reached 15,000 ft. Trey Johnson states the new configuration for the plane is meeting the new design goals. “We will only continue to […]

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EAA Features Plane Driven’s Roadable Airplane

EAA’s John Nicholson caught up with Trey Johnson, the man behind “Plane Driven,” and learns about the history involved in pursing the dream.

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New speed mod lets PD1 cruise @140 knots across country

PD1 reaches a new cruise speed of 140 mph

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EAA Sport Aviation covers the PD1 at Oshkosh

Great article written by Bud Davisson for EAA Sport Aviation magazine covers the development of the new Plane Driven design and history of roadable aircraft. Great photographs in flight. It was one of the big stars of the show this year at Oshkosh. The article about Trey Johnson’s Plane Driven can be viewed here.

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Fly Above The Traffic, Drive Through The Weather

Fly Above The Traffic, Drive Through The Weather

Ever wondered how the PD-1 was developed?  Take a look at this behind the scenes video and find out!   It features some of the first shots of the PD-1 in action, the uniqueness of the aircraft and the great build team behind the project. Thanks to Jay Jones and Ryan Welch of AO Creative […]

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We Have Takeoff!

These last two days have been exciting for everyone involved in the project.  Last night we had our first test flight of the PD-1 and it flew well!  We spent today flying the plane and as you can see from the pictures below the testing of the PD-1 is off to a great start. The […]

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