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Part all-terrain vehicle, part light-sport aircraft…
the ultimate recreational sports vehicle.

SkyRunner : a new world of adventure

With an aggressive design and sporty looks, the Parajet SkyRunner is the next step in the small, but elite segment of radical, lightweight aviation. An adventure-filled mix of all-terrain buggy with thoroughbred aviation technology aimed at those who seek the ultimate recreational experience.

 

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“RATHER THAN DIMLY RECALLING ADVENTURES OF LONG AGO AS THE ONLY MOMENTS IN WHICH THEY TRULY LIVED, PILOTS HAVE A SENSE OF ADVENTURES YET TO COME”

- RICHARD BACH, AUTHOR OF ‘A GIFT OF WINGS’, 1974

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DESIGN EXTERIOR & INTERIOR

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Aggressive Exterior

The SkyRunner openly displays its attractive framework with its exoskeleton form suddenly serving aesthetic purposes in addition to their usual function. Thanks to the benefit of lightweight construction and high-strength, low-mass properties the SkyRunner chassis creates an aggressive and sporty look aimed at those who seek the ultimate pursuit of adventure.

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Intuitive Interior

The cockpit of the SkyRunner uses a design centric approach to create a comfortable, functional environment that is a relaxing and truly great place to be. Devoid of distracting dials, switches and fiddly buttons, the SkyRunner cockpit is an exercise in ergonomic simplicity and satisfying tactility, to give the driver ultimate control whether in the air or on the ground.




DEVELOPMENT PROVING THE FLYING CAR CONCEPT

Prototype 01 – Parajet SkyCar (2009)

The original “SkyCar prototype” was the answer to the seemingly impossible task of building a practical flying car. Using a heavily modified off-road buggy the SkyCar team, led by company founder Gilo Cardozo, completed its inaugural flight, an incredible journey from the picturesque surroundings of London to Tombouctou. The 42-day expedition travelled through France, Spain and Morocco, and then across the Sahara by way of Mauritania and Mali, before returning home via Senegal – an intrepid maiden voyage of some 6000km.

Prototype 02 – SkyRunner (2012)

With the concept of a flying car proven and through valuable lessons learned, the second Skyrunner prototype represents the shift that was needed to make the true vision a reality. It values less over more; making it more lightweight, improving in-flight dynamics, creating fewer emissions, all while offering more enjoyment. The holistic approach to the design and development resulted not only in the new, more aggressive look, but a more manoeuvrable and dynamic vehicle that combines an adventure-filled mix of driving experience and thoroughbred aviation technology.

SKYRUNNER MK 3.0 – (2014)
SkyRunner MK 3.0




PERFORMANCE FORD ECOBOOST DIRECT INJECTION TURBO ENGINE

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SkyRunner’s advanced 1.0-litre Ford EcoBoost petrol engine uses innovative technologies to deliver petrol engine response and refinement with the better fuel economy and torque performance associated with diesel engines. The compact and powerful new Ford EcoBoost engine boasts 125PS, delivering class-leading petrol engine CO2 emissions of 114g/km and 5.0l/100km (56.5 mpg) fuel economy.

Car Mode

With minimum weight, dynamic handling and peak performance, the SkyRunner is the ideal candidate for demanding terrain and sand dune adventures. The SkyRunner engine’s 125PS (92kW) power and 200Nm torque output rivals that of a traditional 1.6-litre petrol engine and has the highest power density of any similar production engine. Thanks to the lightweight chassis the SkyRunner accelerates to 62mph in just 4.3 seconds and has a top speed of 115mph.

Flight Mode

The SkyRunner uses the latest reflex paraglider wing technology. Renowned for their extreme pitch and roll stability, the SkyRunner wing inspires confidence while retaining dynamic and responsive control. Once in the air the wing simply absorbs turbulence and provides a safe and comfortable flight. During launching, the SkyRunner’s EcoBoost engine gets you quickly off the ground with minimum effort and thanks to its innovative flywheel and pulley design counters engine vibration to deliver refinement without affecting performance, economy or emissions.

In the unlikely event of engine or wing failure the SkyRunner simply floats softly to the ground on its paraglider, or a ballistic reserve chute can be deployed.

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SPECIFICATIONS TECHNICAL DETAILS

Chassis
Weight :
420kg (926lbs) excluding driver
Chassis :
Thin-wall, high-strength space frame
Bodywork :
Glass/carbon fibre composite
Propeller :
Helix 1.65m 3-blade carbon fibre
Suspension :
Independent double-wishbone
Wheels :
18 x 8 3-piece, bespoke centres
Gearshift :
Pneumatic paddle-shift
Fuel Capacity :
9.24 gal (35 litres)
Engine
Type :
Ford 1.0ltr EcoBoost Direct Injection Turbo
Displacement :
999cc
Valvetrain :
4-valve, DOHC, Ti-VCT
Bore x Stroke :
71.9mm x 82mm
Compression :
10.0:1
Power :
125PS (92kW) @ 6000rpm
Torque :
 147.5 lbs/ft (200Nm) @ 1400-4500rpm
Propellor torque:  451 lbs/ft  @ 5500rpm
Transmission :
Bespoke 4-speed with power takeoff
Performance
Max. Road Speed :
115mph (185kph)
0-100kph (0-62mph) :
4.3 secs
Max. Air Speed :
55mph (88.5kph) 
Takeoff Speed :
37mph (59.5kph) 
Cruise Speed :
35 mph (56.3 kph) 
Max. Altitude :
15,000ft
Restricted Altitude :
10,000ft
Range :
200 miles (321.8km) 

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*Terms & Conditions*

Price: $119,000 USD (fully loaded)


Deposit: $1,500 USD (refundable) deposited with JP Morgan Chase Bank


Delivery Date: The estimated delivery date of the next available SkyRunner position is Q4 2014. For the next few months SkyRunner is completing ASTM Design & Manufacturing standards for its S-LSA certification.

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