Unformatted text preview: Aviation Administration. The Aiphibian had a 6-cylinder 150 horsepower engine that could fly at 120 mph and drive at 50 mph. The reason Fulton couldn’t mass produce it is because he could never find a dependable financial backer. • 1947-Theodore P. Hall sold his designs for the ConvAir to Consolidated-Vultee. His model was a 2-door sedan with detachable airplane unit. It could fly for up to 1 hour and had gas mileage of 45 mpg. However, the car never got marketed because of a crash on its 3 rd flight. • 1959-Moulton Taylor created the best-known and most successful flying car. The Aerocar had a 10-foot long drive shaft that connected the engine to a pusher propeller. It had a fiberglass shell around it and could go 120 mph in the air. It was the last flying car to date to receive the FAA approval. The Ford Motor Co. even considered marketing the Aerocar, but decided not to on account of the oil crisis....
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- Spring '09
- English, Internal combustion engine, Automobile, Ford Motor Company, Federal Aviation Administration, flying car