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TAS 102 Flying Motorcycle



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This design, from Trans Air Systems, Inc. is a structurally enclosed flying motorcycle. The TAS-102 has a canard aircraft configuration, and in appearance is somewhat reminiscent of the Waterman Aerobile of the 1930's.

It has retractable outriggers (like bicycle training wheels) for balance while standing, and while moving at slow speeds on the ground. For highway operations, it is propelled by a standard motorcycle engine and drive train. A separate aircraft engine provides the power required for flight. While not yet confirmed, the engine will likely be an O-360 or comparable. Because of the visibility requirements of highway operation, the machine is a pusher, with the propeller in the back of the vehicle, away from the operator's field of view.

FlyingTAS102


TAS102 as a bike

The design calls for a three blade 66 inch prop, with exact specifications for the certified version of the TAS-102 to be determined. The vehicle is designed to transport two adults in a tandem seating arrangement. There is space for an additional passenger (adult or child) in the rear.

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