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.
| ENGINE||1 x Lyc. O-320-A1A, 110kW|
| Take-off weight||952 kg||2099 lb|
| Empty weight||680 kg||1499 lb|
| Wingspan||10.4 m||34 ft 1 in|
| Length||7.0 m||23 ft 12 in|
| Height||2.1 m||7 ft 11 in|
| Wing area||17.7 m2||190.52 sq ft|
| Max. speed||220 km/h||137 mph|
| Cruise speed||200 km/h||124 mph|
| Ceiling||3650 m||12000 ft|
| Range||800 km||497 miles|
|Graham Clayton, e-mail, 13.02.2021 03:55|
The wheels on the Model III partially retract, thereby allowing a slightly faster cruise speed.
|stephen russell, e-mail, 15.06.2008 04:07|
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.
Do you have any comments?
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