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de Bernardi MDB 02 Aeroscooter
 
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Having developed the all-metal single-seat Partenavia P.53 Aeroscooter earlier, Mario de Bernardi sought to improve the design as the two-seat de Bernardi M.d.B. 02 Aeroscooter. The aircraft was to be built by CAP in Bergamo, Italy.
 
The Aeroscooter is a low-wing, two-seat monoplane. The partial welded steel tube fuselage uses aluminum skins. The wing uses a wood spar. The tricycle landing gear uses trailing link suspension. The single-piece plexiglas canopy slides forward to open. All fuel is housed in the 20 l (5.28 US gal; 4.40 imp gal) header tank and 50 l (13.21 US gal; 11.00 imp gal) main tank behind the passenger's seat.
 
The prototype was built by De Bernardi with the assistance of two mechanics. In April 1959, De Bernardi died of a heart attack after flying a demonstration of the prototype at Rome Urbe Airport.
 

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An example is on display at Museo Aeronautico Caproni di Taledo, Milano.
 
The daughter of De Bernardi was offering plans for a modernized version of the Aeroscooter using a Rotax 912UL engine to be flown under Italian microlight category.
 
M.d.B. 02 Aeroscooter
Engine: 1 × Agusta GA.70/0, 62 kW (83 hp)
Propeller: 2-bladed fixed-pitch
Wingspan: 9.5 m (31 ft 2 in)
Wing area: 8.300 m2 (89.34 sq ft)
Length: 5.5 m (18 ft 1 in)
Height: 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Empty weight: 260 kg (573 lb)
Gross weight: 460 kg (1,014 lb)
Fuel capacity: 60 l (15.85 US gal; 13.20 imp gal)
Maximum speed: 210 km/h (130 mph, 110 kn)
Cruise speed: 190 km/h (120 mph, 100 kn)
Stall speed: 50 km/h (31 mph, 27 kn)
Range: 600 km (370 mi, 320 nmi)
Rate of climb: 6 m/s (1,200 ft/min) at sea level
Take-off run: 50 m (164 ft)
Landing run: 50 m (164 ft)
Crew: 2
 

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