UNLATCH YOUR AIRFRAME - And Drive Away
In 1952 Edward M. Nye and Alphonse Poisson were given patent rights to this design for a combined aircraft and automobile. The unique feature of the invention was their method of joining a self-contained three-wheeled road vehicle to an airframe. The airframe also had its own engine, complete with pusher prop.
Once you had landed and parked your aircraft on the ramp, all you had to do was unlatch the wing struts where they joined the fuselage, and pull the struts down so they stood vertically. They now served as supports to hold up the wing. Additional supports for the rear of the airframe were telescoped out of the rudder fins. They could be cranked down to hold up the tail section.
The action of disconnecting the struts automatically disconnected the automobile from the airframe. You could now drive away to motor into the city.