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Ayoola's Patented Air, Land, Sea Vehicle



Joseph Ayoola's Flying Car and Sea Vehicle


U.S.Patent Number 4,579,297

Issued 1 April, 1986


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Flight Configuration

Sometimes the "legaleze" of a patent document can be a little challenging. We quote here the "Abstract" that was issued with the document. It tells you everything you ever wanted to know about this aircraft.

"Abstract"

"Air, Land and Sea Vehicle is convertible between air-craft form, road vehicle form, and boat form. The conversion between aircraft form and road vehicle form, having four tires as an automobile as well as roadable vehicle structure that are moveable outwardly for highway usage, and inwardly into stored position for the aircraft form or boat form, and having storage for the wing and tail assemblies which has a foldable section for this purpose. For conversion between aircraft form and boat forms, the apparatus has a retractable or extendable water propeller as propelling means in the water, and parts arranged for steering. The wings and tail assemblies are moved inwardly into stored position including auto and aero tires move inwardly into their water-leak-proof compartments. The conversion between boat form and aircraft forms having wings and tail assemblies as well as propelling structures that are movable outwardly for the flying form including wing-lifter to lift the wings upwardly for sufficient clearance between the wing-level and the water-level in order to accomodate sufficient relative wind to propel the invention as a lift means, during water takeoff. The water-rudder will maintain a straight forward movement. The auto and aero engines operate until the invention takes off from the water, then the automobile engine must be turned off. The water propeller and rudder move inwardly into their compartments respectively."

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Road & Boat Configurations

The drawing to the right gives a side view of the placement and structure of the retractable road wheels and the landing gear. Note that the rear wheels of the landing gear are in the aft quarter of the hull. It seems doubtful that the pilot would have been able to rotate this aircraft for take-off.

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These detail drawings show the mechanisms for extending and retracting the tail surfaces. Details as to how the control surfaces would be operated are not included.

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