|Role||Powered Parachute, Roadable aircraft|
|National origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Indigenous People's Technology and Education Center|
$94,000 in 2012
Design and development
Capable of interstate speeds on pavement, the Maverick's dune buggy-like frame of chromoly tubing gives it the ability to be used off-road. Additionally, the vehicle can deploy a parafoil and fly as a powered parachute. It weighs about 1100 pounds and has a useful carrying capacity equivalent to a Cessna 172 (fuel and 550 pounds cargo). With a 22-foot mast, the Maverick can take off and land in weather conditions that other powered parachutes would not be able to safely operate in. Steve Saint has said he envisions the Maverick being useful to the Huaorani and other Indian groups, farmers and ranchers, pipeline inspection crews and anyone else with a requirement to traverse rough, roadless ground. Popular Mechanics gave it their Breakthrough Award in 2009. In 2012, the Maverick was accepted by the United States FAA to operate as an Experimental homebuilt, S-LSA, or E-LSA.
- Maverick URVATV (Ultimate Roadable, All-Terrain, Aerial Vehicle)
- Initial model
- Maverick HPAV (High Performance Aerial Vehicle)
- Transaxle removed, fan drive only
- Maverick HPRATV (High-Performance, Roadable, All-Terrain Vehicle )
- Wheel drive only, convertible to flight.
- Maverick XTRV (Xtreme Roadable Vehicle)
- 300 hp (224 kW) wheel drive only.
Data from Manufacturer
- Crew: 1
- Capacity: 1
- Powerplant: 1 × 2.5l Subaru Four cylinder, 190 hp (140 kW)
- Propellers: 5-bladed Warp Drive
- Cruise speed: 35 kn; 64 km/h (40 mph)
- Endurance: 3 hours
- Service ceiling: 10,000 ft (3,000 m)
- Rate of climb: 600 ft/min (3.0 m/s)
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