Written by Martel Jaimes
This winged Winnebago may take RVing to new heights.
This flying RV design could be very useful, couldn’t it? In places like Alaska, from what I hear, everyone already uses planes to get around everywhere. I hear there are man y, many personal planes up there.
What we’re looking at here is a recreational vehicle design that flies. It has a camper and it flies. It also floats — or boats!
Quite versatile, right?
It’s an MVP Aero, a “Triphibious” plane. It can land on most of the world’s surfaces: water, snow, earth. It needs the right landing gear for each of these, though.
It’s certified as a Light Sport airplay (S-LSA).
It’s reportedly bound for the market within around 5 years.
How much will it cost? Under $200,000 new. Some might be available for less than others, but they’re still up over 150,000 dollars.
Apparently the company doesn’t have one that works yet. Just designs and a physical mockup to show what it might look like when it’s tangible.
The canopy is retractile. So’s the instrument panel, reportedly. It has a pedestal seat that can be outfitted to the front of the RV for fishing and water-borne activities.
The sleeping platform is 5 feet wide and around 9 feet long. It seems it will come with an air mattress.