Internships at PAL-V
Electric drivetrain stabilization
Vehicle engines are equipped with flywheels. These flywheels provide the rotational energy and inertia to achieve a low and stable idle RPM. The PAL-V is a flying car, this means that all designs must be as light as possible. PAL-V is always looking for solutions to arrive at a lightweight design. At this moment, the total weight related to the engine flywheel is approximately 8 kg.
Do you study MBO facility services and do you like to work on process improvements, bring structure and are you willing to roll up your sleeves? Then PAL-V is the place to do your internship!MORE INFORMATION
Friction based engine damper
Vehicle engines are equipped with flywheels. These flywheels provide the rotational energy and inertia to achieve a low and stable idle RPM. The engine cannot be mounted directly to this inertia due to crankshaft resonances. As a result, a complicated rotational hydraulic damper has been designed and successfully tested but has a high weight.
Lightweight main Landing Gear
The PAL-V Liberty is fitted with a swing arm design main (rear) landing gear. The swing arm is connected to a shock absorber that absorbs loads during landing and bumps in the road during driving. The conceptual design of the main landing gear is based on requirements of which some are currently not valid anymore
Lightweight nose Landing Gear
The PAL-V Liberty is fitted with a double wishbone, pull-shock absorber nose (front) landing gear design that absorbs loads during landing and bumps in the road during driving. The conceptual design of the nose landing gear is based on requirements of which some are currently not valid anymore.
Lightweight oil reservoir
The PAL-V Liberty uses 2 certified Rotax 912 iSc Sport engines. These engines are standard fitted with steel oil reservoirs. Although the oil reservoirs are functioning very well, they are quite heavy.
As an MBO intern technician, you will carry out production work on the test vehicle, and later on the series product. In addition, you will assist in the development of the production process, the training programme for production staff, and tooling.More information
Transport & Logistics
As a Transportation & Logistics intern (MBO), you will work in our warehouse. All work in our warehouse must be carried out according to strict procedures and aviation standards. We are an accredited learning company with SBB, which means we can offer you good supervision.More information
Wheel drive shafts
Weight is a crucial factor in the design of any aircraft, therefore PAL-V is looking for a student to determine the feasibility of, and design lightweight drive shafts, potentially with a decoupling system. If successful, the design will be implemented into the production model of the PAL-V Liberty.More information
Didn't find your internship?
In case you would like to become member of our team, we invite you to contact us and send us your CV. We are looking for people with an entrepreneurial spirit and a “hands-on” attitude. We can offer you a dynamic work-environment in a team that is determined to write history. If you want to be part of this journey, join the PAL-V Career Center