|Role||Experimental hybrid monoplane|
|Designer||Mario de Bernardi|
|First flight||2 April 1951|
|Variants||de Bernardi M.d.B. 02 Aeroscooter|
Design and development
The Aeroscooter was low-wing monoplane powered by a 22 hp (16 kW) Ambrosini P-25 piston engine in the nose. It had a fixed nose-wheel landing gear. Above the enclosed single-seat cockpit a pylon was to have been fitted with an autorotating, unpowered two-bladed rotor which was to reduce the stalling speed and the rate-of-descent if the engine failed.
Only one Aeroscooter was built and it first flew on 2 April 1951 without the rotor fitted. The Aeroscooter survives and is on display at the Museo Storico Dell Aeronautico Militare Italiana. A two seat derivative was produced by Mario de Baernardi as the de Bernardi M.d.B. 02 Aeroscooter.
Specifications (Ambrosini engine, no rotor)
Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1957-58
- Capacity: 1
- Length: 5.12 m (16 ft 10 in)
- Wingspan: 8.28 m (27 ft 2 in)
- Height: 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
- Wing area: 8.3 m2 (89 sq ft)
- Airfoil: NACA 63-series
- Empty weight: 180 kg (397 lb)
- Gross weight: 280 kg (617 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Ambrosini P-25 , 16 kW (22 hp)
- Propellers: 2-bladed
- Maximum speed: 150 km/h (93 mph; 81 kn) at sea level
- Cruising speed: 120 km/h (75 mph; 65 kn)
- Stall speed: 60 km/h (37 mph; 32 kn)
- Range: 500 km (311 mi; 270 nmi)
- Service ceiling: 3,500 m (11,483 ft)
- Wing loading: 33.7 kg/m2 (6.9 lb/sq ft)
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- Orbis 1985, p. 2680
- Sport Aviation. June 1960.
- Jane's 1957
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.
- Bridgman, Leonard (1957). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1957-58. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd. p. 189-90.