This design has been developed by Harry Einstein of Kingston RI, U.S.A. The picture shown is of a conceptual model but it is planned to complete the design and construct a prototype.
In the driving mode, a 2 passenger model of the Air-Van is six feet wide by six feet tall by 17 feet long, smaller than a full size automobile. The four passenger model is one foot longer and the six passenger Air-Van would be 21 feet in length. The two or four passenger Air-Van would easily fit in a single car garage. The concept calls for the vehicles to be offered as homebuilt experimental aircraft kits of metal construction. The cost per unit is estimated to be approximately 15% higher than a comparable aircraft that has no roadable capabilities. In 2004 the developer advised that a patent on the design would be issued shortly.
The designer can be reached at
98 Parkwood Drive
Kingston, RI 02881
His website is
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