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AeroMobil Flying Car now available for pre-order

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Old November 17th 17, 05:47 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
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AeroMobil Flying Car now available for pre-order

The AeroMobil Flying Car will require a pilot's license(Credit:

At Top Marques Monaco this week, the Prince of Monaco pulled the
covers off a flying car that is set to enter garages or hangars
from 2020. Slovakia-based AeroMobil displayed what it claims is the
production model of its Flying Car, and started taking pre-orders for
an initial 500-unit run ahead of anticipated full production.

The AeroMobil Flying Car's doors open upward, so you know it's

The AeroMobil Flying Car's conversion process takes less than three
minutes and looks very cool

The AeroMobil Flying Car has cruise speed of 259 km/h (160.935MPH or
140 Kt)in the air, and a max speed...

AeroMobil Flying Car: on sale now with a first run of 500 cars
starting delivery in...

With the curves and presence of a supercar, the AeroMobil should fit
in a large car parking space. You can drive it at up to 160 km/h (99
mph) on the road, then pull in to an airport and convert it to a plane
at the touch of a button.

The AeroMobil Flying Car's doors open upward, so you know it's

The conversion process takes less than three minutes, during which the
wings fold out, the driven front wheels tuck themselves into the
chassis, and a variable pitch pusher prop folds out at the rear. Some
300-odd horsepower from a custom 2.0-liter turbo engine is switched
between the front wheels and the pusher prop through a bespoke

AeroMobil rates the machine as having a 700-km (435-mi) range on the
ground, or about a 750 km (466-mi) cruise range when airborne, on a
90-liter (23.8 gal) tank of 95 RON fuel. Airborne cruise speed is
rated at 259 km/h (161 mph), and it'll safely carry a maximum load of
240 kg (529 lb), enough for two average adults and luggage.

This is not the machine that'll take the average chump's commute into
the third dimension. Apart from the eye-watering price tag, it's every
bit an airplane, so you'll need a pilot's license and a bunch of hours
under your belt to fly it.

Our expectation is that most people's first exposure to vertical
commuting will come in the form of an autonomous VTOL multirotor with
cruise capability something along the lines of what Uber describes
in its Elevate whitepaper, like the machines Aurora Flight Sciences,
Joby Aviation and Zee.Aero are building.

But this machine looks like a nicely executed high-end medium-distance
roadable aircraft that could definitely find a place in the lives of
wealthy long-distance commuters with access to local airstrips. And we
would certainly not be surprised to learn there's enough of those out
there to buy the first 500-unit production run, despite the vehicle's
1.2 to 1.5 million (US$1.3 to $1.6 million) price tag.

Check out an animation of the flight conversion process on the
AeroMobil Flying Car in the video below, which looks even cooler than
the upward-opening doors.

Source: AeroMobil


Size / Capacity / Weight
Automotive Dimensions 5.9 m (L), 2.2 m (W), 1.5 m (H)
Aerospace Dimensions 5.8 m (L), 8.8 m (WS), 1.4 m (H)
Max Take Off Weight 960 kg (useable load 240 kg)

AeroMobil custom 2.0 l turbo charged 4-cylinder boxer ICE.
Dedicated electric front wheel drive system incorporating electronic
Adaptive transmission delivering both road-going functionality and
direct drive during the flight.
Automotive Power 80 kW (110 BHP) via twin E Motors
Aerospace Power 224 kW (300 BHP) via Turbo charged ICE (Euro 6)
Direct Drive variable pitch propeller (speed 2 400 rpm)
Overall Power plant weight 110 kg

Operating Range
Automotive Range (estimated using NEDC cycle) 4.2 l / 100 km
Aerospace Max Cruise Range ~750 km @ 75 % (1 200 m, ISA)
Fuel Capacity 90 ltr (95 RON Gasoline)

Automotive Top speed 160 kph, 0-100 kph 10 sec.
Aerospace Vs / Vc / VD 112 / 259 / 360 km/h
MTOW Take Off Distance ground roll / 50 ft 397 / 595 m

Airframe Parachute System
Occupant Restraint Systems Airbags, Pyrotechnic Load limiting seat
Integral Carbon Fiber Structure & Occupant cell.
Autonomous Flight via current autopilot technology (optional)

Key Features
Full transformation into flight mode in less than 3 minutes.
Adaptive Flight control surfaces and vehicle suspension for optimal
take-off and landing.
Advanced controls and avionics in both Fly and Drive mode.

Certification Basis
Automotive: EWVTA / M1 (EU) & 49 CFR 571 (US)
Aerospace: CS 23 Rev 5/ELA 1 (EU) & 14 CFR 23 Rev 5 (US)

Wheels Wheel and tyre size front: 165 / 65 / R15 on 15jx6 rim
Wheel and tyre size rear: 145 / 65 / R15 on 15jx4.5 rim

AeroMobil is powered by an internal combustion boxer engine with a
FADEC digital control unit.

Additional power and altitude capability have been delivered using the
very latest turbocharging techniques and systems. The engine has been
adapted to achieve a significant reduction in weight over traditional
aerospace engines while delivering the durability and reliability
necessary to meet the needs of modern pilots and drivers.

During flight mode operation, AeroMobil has an available power of 224
kW (~ 300 hp), delivered to the propeller through bespoke

On the road, AeroMobil is powered by a hybrid electric system. The
generator is the same engine that powers the vehicle in the air; this
in turn powers a pair of electric motors located in the front axle.

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzYb68qXpD0

Slovakia-based company AeroMobil showcased the commercial design for
its flying car at an expo in Monaco and said the vehicle is now
available for pre-orders at 1.2 to 1.5 million euros (or about $1.28
-$1.6 million)

First deliveries for the AeroMobil Flying Car are expected to go out
by 2020, the company said. The vehicle is equipped with folding wings
that can swing out in less than three minutes, allowing the car to
switch back and forth between driving and flight, Reuters reported.

AeroMobil aims to produce up to 500 units of the vehicle available for
commercial purchase and will comply with air and road regulations,
according to Reuters. Operators are required to possess both a driving
and pilot license. To fly, the vehicle would need to take off from an
airfield or other approved space, according to CCO Stefan Vadocz.
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