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AOPA reviews PlaneDriven PD-2 at Oshkosh

October 4, 2013 • By Sara Deener,  AOPA News In July, it took 44 minutes to make the switch between airworthy and roadworthy.  Trey Johnson hopes to winnow that down to 15 minutes, and the folks at Specialty Aero in Creswell, Ore., are working to make that a reality for the Plane Driven PD-2, a […]

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Tony Horvath, left, owner of Specialty Aero, and pilot Sean Van Hatten with the Glasair Sportsman GS-2
airplane in its roadable configuration. (David Patton/Democrat-Herald)

Motorcycle with wings: Kit makes aircraft street legal

August 22, 2013 11:02 am • By Steve Lundeberg, Albany Democrat-Herald For Specialty Aero pilot Sean Van Hatten, it’s a dash of intrigue that sets apart the craft the Creswell firm will display at this weekend’s ATI Northwest Art & Air Festival. “The real fun,” he says, “is when you drive it to an airport, […]

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PD-2 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013

PD-2 flew from Oregon to Oshkosh, to once again be displayed in the Glasair exhibit space. Glasair is displaying 6 Sportsman aircraft, all with different wheel configurations, one of which is the PlaneDriven PD-2, the roadable Sportsman. PD-2 has been enjoying the freedom of driving into town and to the FBO for fuel. PD-2 transitioned […]

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PD-2 May 2013 Trip Report

PD-2 May 2013 Trip Report

In late May, 2013, part of the Plane Driven team enjoyed a very fun trip from Ft. Myers, FL to Seattle, WA in the PD-2. The trip began with very little deviation for weather, and a direct routing to Rapid City, SD, with multiple fuel stops and one over night stop. Upon landing at KRAP, […]

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Plane Driven PD-2 roadable airplane test drives 101 miles on I5.

Plane Driven PD-2 roadable airplane test drives 101 miles on I5.

PD-2 racks up over 100 more road miles, driving from Creswell, Oregon to Aurora, Oregon, with excellent results of durability and road handling characteristics. Click this to see the video.

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PD-2 makes Flugel Magazine Cover

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Video shows PD-2 Flying and Driving

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Plane Driven PD-2 Driving in the Real World

The team at Plane Driven is happy to show how well their roadable aircraft drives in the real world. With the design goal of 140mph in flight already met, the focus now is to reduce the conversion time between driving and flying.  

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PD-X on the road again.

The latest PD-X configuration has been driven with great success. Even the curious police officers who stopped to query PD-X were pleased with what they saw. Although there was a bit of discussion at the toll booth as to whether PD-X should pay auto or motorcycle fare, motorcycle fees were paid . There were many […]

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Plane Driven’s new drive engine configuration sports 100 horsepower

Plane Driven’s new drive engine configuration sports 100 horsepower with five speed paddle shifting and automatic clutches. Extensive road testing is underway to confirm reliability and performance.Test drivers are reporting that speeds of 75 MPH are easy, with power to spare. New suspension and steering systems are in the design and mockup stage. – Wally Anderson

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