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Fabre's Flying Cars



Laurent Fabre of France has designed and made models of a series of flying cars. The first published at this site was dated February 2008.


Fabre's design of February 2008 is shown below.

To view the update of - May 2008 - click Here.

To view the update of - May 2010 - click Here.


This flying car design by Laurent Fabre is planned as a two-place tandem-seated vehicle, able to fly, as well as travel on the road. It is to have easy conversion from one use to the other. There are only five or six bolts to put in place and tighten, with 2 for each wing and 1 (or 2) for the elevator. It all is designed to take less than 5 minutes!

When in the air it is a small aircraft with a 5.30m (17.4 ft.) wingspan, and a 4.55m (15 ft.) length. When on the road it is the size of a small car, 4m (13 ft.) long by 1.80m (5.9 ft.) wide by 1.90m (6.2 ft.) high. It has 4 wheels to insure good stability on the road, with a wheelbase of 2.08 m (6.8 ft.)

This vehicle would be powered with an engine of 100 to 200 horsepower. Extra lift is expected from the position of the propeller, situated just behind the trailing edge. It is placed there to achieve the effect of increased depression on the central section of the wing and it will maintain this effect even at a steep angle of attack. On the road, propulsion can be obtained from electrical motors.

As of January 2008, 1/4 scale, 1/8 scale and 1/16 scale models had been built. The 1/4 scale and 1/8 scale models were 2 seats side by side. Several take offs were achieved. The model pictured in these photos is of 1/16 scale.

To obtain more information, the email address is - fabrelaurent2@wanadoo.fr


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