Pre-order for aero car wing kit?

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Pre-order for aero car wing kit?

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Pre-order for aero car wing kit?

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  • Frank Brants

    Member
    August 14, 2022 at 2:21 pm

    Yes, I’m joking, BUT, think of it… how hard would it be to build a bolt on wing kit with a tail section that includes an electric motor powered pusher prop?

    Connect it to hard points on the Aptera, hook up the wiring for the prop & control surface servos, and away you go!

    How fast could you get in the air with 3.5 second 0-60 second AWD + a pusher prop?

    How far could you go with a super efficient fuselage & a 100 kWh battery pack?

    I would certainly think it’s not only possible, but maybe even feasible…

    Thoughts?

    Franko

  • Eric Caldwell

    Member
    August 14, 2022 at 3:52 pm

    Far more interested in the aquatic kit, to be honest. I’m already going to have to get a motorcycle license. I don’t want to get a pilot license, too

    • Che McKittrick

      Member
      August 20, 2022 at 7:01 am

      Same. The Aptera already looks like it was made for the water. Figure out a way to slap a propellor on it and you have a reasonably priced street legal amphibious vehicle.

      • Dennis Swaney

        Member
        August 20, 2022 at 10:21 am

        Or, just roll down the windows and use a couple of oars!

  • DIRK WRIGHT

    Member
    August 17, 2022 at 6:00 am

    Wings add drag, which is contrary to the intention of the vehicle.

    • Curtis Cibinel

      Member
      August 17, 2022 at 7:16 pm

      NHTSA is already a big enough pain now we need to deal with the useless FAA… LOL NO THANKS

      • OZ (It’s OZ, Just OZ)

        Member
        August 17, 2022 at 8:23 pm

        Anyone who says useless FAA, probably doesn’t have a clue. (Please specify as to what you are referring to.)

        • Curtis Cibinel

          Member
          August 17, 2022 at 10:06 pm

          Massive drone no fly zones, months for simple recording permits, blocking SpaceX flights for almost a year because apparently environmental studies are in their jurisdiction. Government bureaucracies are crazy slow and biased/arbitrary.

          PS: Lets face it a flying Aptera is a joke anyway… the name literally means wingless.

          • Dennis Swaney

            Member
            August 20, 2022 at 10:28 am

            “… the name literally means wingless.”

            I’ve wonder if there could be a hairy feather wrap?

  • Riley …

    Member
    August 17, 2022 at 6:13 am

    The lighter 250 mile battery would work best for this, less air time but will require smaller wings and less power to keep airborne.

    Aptera would be better suited as a helicopter.

    • John Malcom

      Member
      August 17, 2022 at 7:07 pm

      How did I miss this???? Where do I sign up for this option????

      • Frank Brants

        Member
        August 17, 2022 at 8:34 pm

        John, my apologies for getting your hopes up, it was just a joke. Take a look at the first post.<div>
        </div><div>Franko</div>

        • John Malcom

          Member
          August 17, 2022 at 8:50 pm

          I knew that Frank. Just playing along. what I really want is the boat kit for the floating Aptera…….

          • Frank Brants

            Member
            August 18, 2022 at 7:00 am

            That sounds like fun, but I’m not giving up hope on a flying Aptera 🙂

          • Eric Caldwell

            Member
            August 18, 2022 at 8:09 am

            The boat kit would be perfect. I could drive north of Juneau to Amalga Harbor or Eagle Beach, then motor up the Inside Passage to Skagway or Haines to connect to the international road system. I bet we could launch a bunch of “solar sailors” and have our own little floatilla. It’d be like a Harley rally, but on water. True freedom of movement, even on an archipelago.

            • Jonah Jorgenson

              Member
              August 18, 2022 at 11:13 am

              There will be no boat kit, just a fable to kill time on the forum. A good day dram though.

            • Eric Caldwell

              Member
              August 18, 2022 at 12:36 pm

              Jonah, I think we’re all clear that there won’t be a boat kit. 😇

  • Curtis Cibinel

    Member
    August 17, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    That is far more likely but still a longshot. The aptera just isn’t meant for wings or flippers 😉.

    • Jonah Jorgenson

      Member
      August 18, 2022 at 6:29 am

      Soooo disappointed. 😰

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