Von Fliegenhozen (in plane mode)
Franz (Von Fliegenhozen in plane mode) is an Aerocar, and a huge fan of Dusty Crophopper.
Franz is a German Aerocar, and a huge fan of Dusty Crophopper. He is also a friend of Dusty and El Chupacabra, and hangs out with the racing competitors. He seems to change personality and voice pitch when turning into a plane.
Franz has an alter ego when he is in plane mode than in car mode.
Franz is painted light green, with tan lining.
His design appears to be based on the 1954 Taylor Aerocar.
Profiles and statistics
- "Franz is a meek German minicar with a very special feature: he can fly! Without his wings, he's a mild-mannered superfan who would do anything for Dusty, including manning his personal Crop Watcher blog in an effort to build the rookie plane's fan base. Franz figures if an unknown crop duster can keep up with the best in the world, maybe his own high-flying dreams aren't so crazy after all."
- "With a flip of his doors, Franz's wings - and his airborne alter ego, von Fliegenhosen - emerge, turning the superfan into a brash, brazen, and fearless überfan. Von Fliegenhosen looks down on his "schpineless" four-wheeled counterpart, and his warring personalities don't see eye to eye on anything except the source of their inspiration: Dusty."
- Oliver Kalkofe also voiced Franz in the German version.
- Because Franz has a German voice actor, he sounds like Professor Zünfapp.