Aerocar Modell III
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Aerocar Modell III

In 1948 Aerocar Inc. began developing a flying automobile designed by Mr M. B. Taylor. The prototype Aerocar, with a Lycoming O-290 engine, was completed in October 1949. It was followed by a pre-production Aerocar Model I with a Lycoming O-320 engine and four additional Model I Aerocar for demonstration tours. No further production models have been built but a refined Model III Aerocar has been completed.

Aerocar Modell III

 ENGINE1 x Lyc. O-320-A1A, 110kW
    Take-off weight952 kg2099 lb
    Empty weight680 kg1499 lb
    Wingspan10.4 m34 ft 1 in
    Length7.0 m23 ft 12 in
    Height2.1 m7 ft 11 in
    Wing area17.7 m2190.52 sq ft
    Max. speed220 km/h137 mph
    Cruise speed200 km/h124 mph
    Ceiling3650 m12000 ft
    Range800 km497 miles

stephen russell, 15.06.2008

Readapt design with New VW Bettle, 1990s Chevy Geo coupe,
1970s Pinto? New VW Rabbitt, Ford Fusion, add Mini Jet engine & overroof Wing & engine pod to Burn Biofuel Jet fuel.
Radical, still adaptable.
Dated BUT viable.
Beats Frwy traffic in So CA alone.
Problem: infrastructure for flying cars IE 1M flying IF done today.
Install Avionics- Radar, Radio, parachute for Emerg landing, & expand AAA Road services.

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