Aerocar Aero-Plane

The Aerocar II Aero-Plane was an unusual light aircraft flown in the United States in 1964. It was developed from designer Moulton Taylor's Aerocar roadable aircraft, but could not be driven as a road vehicle. It used the wings and tail designed for the Aerocar, with a new fibreglass cabin. Excluding the parts needed for road operation allowed two more passengers to be carried. Only a single example was built.[1]

Aero-Plane
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Taylor Aerocar III, similar to the Aerocar Aeroplane
Role Light aircraft
National origin United States
Manufacturer Aerocar
First flight 1964
Number built 1
Developed from Taylor Aerocar

Specifications (Aerocar Aero-Plane)Edit

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1961–62[2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 3 passengers
  • Length: 22 ft 9 in (6.93 m)
  • Wingspan: 34 ft 0 in (10.36 m)
  • Height: 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m)
  • Wing area: 190 sq ft (18 m2)
  • Empty weight: 1,200 lb (544 kg)
  • Gross weight: 2,200 lb (998 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-320 air-cooled flat-four, 143 hp (107 kW)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed Hartzell HA12 UF, 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) diameter

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 127 mph (204 km/h, 110 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 110 mph (180 km/h, 96 kn)
  • Stall speed: 50 mph (80 km/h, 43 kn)
  • Range: 500 mi (800 km, 430 nmi) with auxiliary tank
  • Service ceiling: 13,000 ft (4,000 m)
  • Rate of climb: 750 ft/min (3.8 m/s)

See alsoEdit

Related development:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "none". Flying Magazine: 51. March 1960.
  2. ^ Taylor, John W.R. (1961). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1961–62. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. p. 199.

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