The First Flight of Aeromobile V2.5

Someone said about flying: “If it looks good, it will fly well.”  A designer from  the Slovak Republic, Stefan Klein has announced the first flight of his Aeromobil Version 2.5, a flying car prototype which he was developing for the last more than 20 years.  The flying car has a beautiful design with its folding wings and a propeller in the tail.

Aeromobil V2.5 on its first flight
Aeromobil V2.5 on its first flight

Aeromobil V2.5 is a propeller-driven aircraft that also performs like automobile or it’s a car with lofty aspirations.  The vehicle design is most fit for aviation as having streamlined cockpit, super light-weight with sleek tail fins in the back.  The Aeromobil is powered by water cooled engine installed behind the seats, driving the shafts leading both aft to the propeller and forward to the front wheels for driving.

When Automobil is on the ground its wings are folded straight back along the fuselage and engine drives the front wheels, whereas the back wheels support the tail.  There it seems to be very little structure and entire vehicle weighs just 980 lb (450 kg) having no fuel and passenger.  The aeromobil has a cabin for two persons in its very snug cockpit.  There are also two steering wheels, one inside and the other in front of pilot.

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As the Aeromobil car lands on the airport, its wings are folded by one push on the button.  These wings are also comparable to the other light sports aircrafts.  Then the driver switches the gearbox to stop the propeller.   The vehicle then takes the runway and accelerates for takeoff.   In airplane mode the Aeromobil has a top speed of 200 kph and range of 700 km (430 miles).

A standard parking space is enough to park the vehicle and can be also refueled at the same filling station as for the other cars, means it does not require special fuel like other aircrafts.

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