DailyDirt: Cool New Planes

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Futuristic-looking jet planes used to inspire all kinds of technology geeks, back when commercial flying was a relatively new venture. Over the years, though, the airline industry has matured quite a bit, and commercial plane designs don't really look that unique anymore. But that doesn't mean engineers aren't coming up with novel plane designs. Here are a few cool new planes that could take to the skies in the not too distant future. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 3rd, 2012 @ 6:53pm

    biofuels for military jets..

    Wasn't the USAF trying out biodiesel in some of their planes?

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    Anonymous Anonymous Coward, Apr 3rd, 2012 @ 8:39pm

    Icon Aircraft's A5 amphibious

    This aircraft look an awful lot like the Lake Renegade Turbo I fly in my flight simulator. I hope there are no IP rights in question, cause that is one fantastic aircraft, and the no spin wing design would be a real blessing to the light aircraft industry.

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    Hephaestus (profile), Apr 4th, 2012 @ 6:52am

    the super sonic biplane design has been around for a while.

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    davebarnes (profile), Apr 4th, 2012 @ 7:26am

    I love sonic booms

    They are the "sound of freedom" according the huge National Guard billboard that was near my house in the early 1960s.
    Convair F-102 Delta Daggers would fly fairly low over my house.

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    I-Blz, Apr 4th, 2012 @ 8:47am

    Re: I love sonic booms

    Never heard one, it pains me to say. :/ bloody regulations.

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    sprearson81 (profile), Jun 10th, 2012 @ 9:10am

    Always with the regulations . . .

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