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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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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.┬áNew suspension and steering systems are in the design and mockup stage. – Wally Anderson

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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-V2 in the mountains

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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