Conversion of the Synergy vehicle is accomplished in a
matter of seconds while seated in the cockpit. Engine power
is redirected from the propeller to the rear wheels with a
single lever. The same lever motion connects the nose
wheel steering to the yoke and locks the yoke from moving forward and
aft. Finally, the wings are hydraulically un-pinned, folded, and
locked using a single switch. Reversing the process converts
Synergy back to flying configuration with equal ease.
A purely mechanical safety latch system retains each and every wing
pin to prevent unintentional folding. Even the application of full
hydraulic pressure cannot cause folding or mechanical failure if
the latch system is not disengaged. It is also mechanically
impossible to redirect the engine power or flight controls
while the engine is running.