DailyDirt: Strange Planes
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Everyone knows what an airplane looks like, but maybe some types of aircraft won't be so recognizable in a few decades. Plenty of folks are working on flying contraptions with some unique capabilities. Here are a few more competitors to the usual "2 wings and a tail" design.
- A winged helicopter powered by an electric motor demonstrated its flying prowess at the Paris Air Show, recently. Watch out, Bin Laden wannabe's... [url]
- The D-Dalus aircraft propels itself in just about any direction using its four turbines with angle-adjusting blades. This thing doesn't look anything like a helicopter, but it can hover and take off vertically -- as well as "stick" its landings onto moving platforms. [url]
- Airbus has a transparent plane concept that it thinks could be the future of air travel. But not everyone wants to fly like Wonder Woman... [url]
- To discover more cool sites about aviation, check out what's currently flying around StumbleUpon. [url]