aero plane

Aerocar Aero-Plane

The Aerocar II Aero-Plane was an unusual light aircraft flown in the United States in 1964. It was a development of designer Moulton Taylor's famous Aerocar roadable aircraft, but was not roadable itself. Rather, it used the wings and tail unit designed for the Aerocar and mated them to a new fibreglass cabin. The weight saved by not including the parts needed to make the vehicle driveable on the ground meant that an additional two passengers could be carried. Only a single example was built.

Specifications (Aerocar Aero-Plane)

General characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Capacity: 3 passengers
  • Length: 22 ft 9 in (6.94 m)
  • Wingspan: 34 ft 0 in (10.37 m)
  • Height: ft in (m)
  • Wing area: ft² (m²)
  • Empty: lb (kg)
  • Loaded: lb (kg)
  • Maximum takeoff: lb (kg)
  • Powerplant: 1x Lycoming O-320, 143 hp (107 kW)


  • Maximum speed: 135 mph (216 km/h)
  • Range: 350 miles (560 km)
  • Service ceiling: 13,000 ft (3,963 m)
  • Rate of climb: ft/min (m/min)
  • Wing loading: lb/ft² (kg/m²)
  • Power/Mass: hp/lb (kW/kg)

See also

Related development: Aerocar I - Aerocar III

Comparable aircraft:

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