Overview

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Extraordinary

AeroMobil is an exceptional vehicle. It‘s a real flying car, with all that a car and an aeroplane have to offer. Because of its true flexibility, you have a choice: road or air. The choice is ultimately up to you, but, whether you choose to be aerial or earthbound, AeroMobil will always turn heads.

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Efficient

Suddenly everything is closer. Travelling distances up to a thousand kilometres becomes much more efficient with AeroMobil. Removing the need between the modes of transport means AeroMobil cuts travel times compared to traditional airline alternatives, while its powerful engine provides greater range and a more efficient use of energy than most civil helicopters and personal drones.

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Exciting

Flying can be far more exciting than driving on the road. It‘s not just about the non-existent speed limits in the air; breathtaking landscape views await from excellent vantage points. With AeroMobil you know that you can travel in almost any weather conditions, but if you choose not to fly, you have the luxury of putting your hands behind the wheel of the car.

Design

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The inspiration for the AeroMobil design was a perfectly aerodynamic teardrop shape. Like petals opening, the wings gradually separate, as does the retractable landing gear and entrance for the crew.

The exterior is highly aerodynamic, with strict attention paid to safety and control both in the air and on the ground. This focus on safety, however, has not stopped the design and engineering team from developing a unique design, with elegant proportions and a refined appearance.

AeroMobil’s exterior is a real technological showcase, utilising the latest in carbon composite construction to deliver aerodynamic performance combined with automotive strength.

Advanced optimisation and analysis techniques have delivered a vehicle that, when airborne, demonstrates stability and predictability, and which has a flight envelope that is comparable with existing standards in the field of general aviation.

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Exterior

The exterior is highly aerodynamic, with strict attention paid to safety and control both in the air and on the ground. This focus on safety, however, has not stopped the design and engineering team from developing a unique design, with elegant proportions and a refined appearance.

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Interior

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Controls

The interior of AeroMobil is efficiently optimised to deliver comfort and operational simplicity with all functions and features close at hand and arranged in logical, easily accessible configuration. Inside the vehicle, the team has put an emphasis on both safety and lightweight design, while creatively transforming all controls and displays. The controls are therefore stylish yet familiar, and are easily recognisable to all pilots and drivers. Quality and durability has also been a focus in the creation of the interior, integrating materials such as structural carbon with the finest leather to deliver a refined and welcoming environment.

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Human Machine Interface

While driving, AeroMobil will use a unique glass cockpit system, with a display setup familiar to those in the aviation world. These integrated digital displays will show the necessary information pertaining to the automotive operation of the vehicle and on take-off will transform seamlessly into the perfect display system for use in flight mode.

Safety

The interior of the vehicle has also been designed to facilitate the incorporation of advanced safety technologies. The occupant restraint system utilises pyrotechnic seatbelt technology in conjunction with dual-stage airbags, giving the very best overall crash performance achievable.

The vehicle also incorporates the very latest in vehicle recovery ballistic parachutes, designed to bring an airborne vehicle back to ground safely should the pilot choose to deploy it.

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Seats

To manage the weight distribution of the vehicle in an efficient way, the seating positions for pilot and co-pilot are fixed ensuring absolute predictability and confidence. To facilitate this, the pedal box and the main flight / drive controls are adjustable providing the optimum position for comfort and safe operation. Ease of entry and egress is also important to the simple operation of the vehicle; an innovative mechanism for assisting in this has been incorporated

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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 transmission.

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.

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The development of carbon fibre technologies and manufacturing techniques has been a major contributor to the optimisation and weight reduction of vehicles in all transport segments, from motosport to mainstream airliners. The structural components of AeroMobil have benefited from this development and are constructed using the latest in pre-preg carbon composites as in the most sophisticated sports cars and performance aircraft currently available.

The vehicle‘s cockpit is designed to surround the pilot and co-pilot in a high strength structure that is capable of absorbing and distributing crash and impact energy while maintaining interior integrity. This stability provides valuable time and space for the advanced restraints systems to do their job, reducing any forces experienced by those involved.

The central section of the vehicle is made up of an integrated carbon cradle which holds the power unit and provides the attachment point for its wings.

The rear of the vehicle, called the empennage, is a structural monocoque and is manufactured in one piece. This complex carbon assembly provides all the rear vehicle controls as well as the rear suspension and propeller mounting locations.

AeroMobil’s wings are constructed again using advanced pre-preg composites and incorporate the wing folding structure and control surfaces for the aircraft.

These controls have been developed specifically for stable, safe flight, and utilise Fowler flaps to create an optimal flying experience in all conditions.

Engineering

AeroMobil’s new structural design provides unprecedented levels of occupant safety, advanced automotive crash structure design and occupant restraint systems, as well as a ballistic recovery parachute for the entire vehicle.

Thanks to the utilization of composite materials within the vehicle’s structure, AeroMobil is now lighter and stronger whilst still allowing for a sizable payload.

One of the main objectives of aerodynamic analysis is the creation of a vehicle which provides a pleasant and predictable flying experience. This optimisation ultimately has allowed us to create a flying experience that will satisfy both newly qualifed and experienced pilots who require excellent stall characteristics and short take-off and landing distances.

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At a Glance

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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)
Power
  • AeroMobil custom 2.0 l turbo charged 4-cylinder boxer ICE.
  • Dedicated electric front wheel drive system incorporating electronic differential.
  • 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)
Performance
  • 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
Safety
  • Airframe Parachute System
  • Occupant Restraint Systems – Airbags, Pyrotechnic Load limiting seat belts.
  • 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
  • Wheels Wheel and tyre size front: 165 / 65 / R15 on 15jx6 rim
  • Wheel and tyre size rear: 145 / 65 / R15 on 15jx4.5 rim

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