Klein Aeromobil

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Not to be confused with AeroMobile.
Klein Aeromobil
Role Roadable aircraft
National origin Slovakia
Designer Štefan Klein
First flight 2013

The Klein Aeromobil (variously also styled AeroMobil and AEROMOBIL by the manufacturer) is a Slovakian prototype roadable aircraft that was first flown in 2013.

Design and development[edit]

The prototype was conceived by Slovak designer Štefan Klein as a vehicle that can be converted from an automobile to an aircraft. The version 2.5 proof-of-concept took 20 years to develop,[1]and first flew in 2013. A 2014 variant, named version 3.0 was also announced.[2][3][4][5][6]

The prototype was constructed by the Aeromobil Team, based in Bratislava, Slovakia and led by co-founders Stefan Klein and Juraj Vaculik. Version 2.5 was first exhibited in Montreal at the SAE AeroTech Congress and Exhibition.[5]

As of 2013, there have been four developmental versions of the Aeromobil, 1.0, 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0.,[3] with earlier versions lacking folding wings, while later versions have folding wings and fins around the wheels.[1][3]

Variants[edit]

Aeromobil 1.0
Concept
Aeromobil 2.0
Concept development
Aeromobil 2.5
The pre-prototype of the Aeromobil concept
Aeromobil 3.0
Further development of the concept

Specifications (Aeromobil 2.5)[edit]

Data from Manufacturer[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 1
  • Length: 6 m (19 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.2 m (26 ft 11 in) wings extended
  • Width: 1.6 m (5 ft 3 in) wings folded
  • Empty weight: 450 kg (992 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912 four cylinder horizontally-opposed liquid and air-cooled piston aircraft engine, 75 kW (100 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 200 km/h (124 mph; 108 kn) maximum road speed: 160 km/h (99 mph)
  • Stall speed: 60 km/h (37 mph; 32 kn)
  • Range: 700 km (435 mi; 378 nmi) Road range: 500 km (310 mi)
  • Driving fuel consumption: 7.5 l/100 km (31.4 mpg-US; 37.7 mpg-imp)
  • Flight fuel consumption: 15 l (4.0 US gal; 3.3 imp gal) /hour

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

Notes[edit]

External links[edit]