The adjustable wing can optimize its angle of attack for taking off or cruising. This allows for reduced speed and distance during takeoff.
Light materials, including a carbon-composite body over a steel airframe and six-pound carbon wheels, keep weight low.
The prototype's 100-horsepower four-cylinder Rotax 912 engine runs on conventional gasoline, so drivers can fuel up at existing gas stations. (Production models may have a different engine.)
A robust suspension will enhance on-road performance and enable takeoff and landing on relatively rough terrain.
Avionics from Garmin will include a two-axis autopilot to control pitch and roll. In case of emergency, the vehicle will have a ballistic parachute safety system.