Carter’s PAV-II makes an autorotational landing every time it lands, according to company officials. With rotor energy five times greater than a similarly sized helicopter, the PAV-II touches down with no power to the rotor. Consequently, if its single engine ever experiences an engine failure, the pilot simply performs a normal landing, company officials explained.
Carter Aviation Technologies is showcasing its newest Personal Air Vehicle (PAV) at the HAI-HELI-CENTER on the AirVenture grounds this coming week.
Twenty years in the making, Carter’s second generation PAV (PAV-II) is a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Carter’s Slowed-Rotor/Compound (SR/C) technology provides 200 mph cruise on 300 hp.