Incredible Planes From The Future

Incredible Planes From The Future

Incredible Planes From The Future

The NASA Solar Flapper is an unconventional concept for a plane that would use solar power and flapping of the aircraft’s “wings” to propel itself up and forward.

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The above plane is a concept designed for Japan Airlines by industrial designer Luigi Colani.

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This ambitious personal aircraft design is targeted to reach speeds of over 150mph with a range of around 50 miles. The Puffin would be “hover-capable, electric-powered, super-quiet” and capable of vertical takeoff and landing.

Unveiled in mid-July, the creators of this Airbus concept plane say it could potentially become the standard for air travel by the year 2050. The plane features ultra-long and slim wings, a “U” shaped tail, and a more “intelligent” body to boost performance and efficiency.

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This futuristic flying machine looks like it was taken right out of a sci-fi movie. However, the saucer is not just space-age, but eco-friendly too. It was designed by the CleanEra project, led by Etnel Straatsma of Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands.

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The Icon A5, called the “ultimate joyride,” can take off and land on water or dry land, and when its 32-foot wings are folded, it can fit comfortably into a large garage.

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The Terrafugia Transition, dubbed the “world’s first flying car,” recently received the go-ahead from the FAA. It can fly at a speed of 115 MPH, has a 460-mile range, and doubles as a car when its wings are folded up. The Transition will set you back close to $200,000 when it finally hits the market.

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The SAX-40 is a joint project between engineers at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Cambridge University in England. This aircraft seats 215 passengers and emits just 63 decibels during takeoff, compared to a whopping 150 decibels by a conventional airliner.

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The Aeroscraft ML866 boasts a vast 5,000 square feet of interior room for the ultimate luxury experience. This “flying yacht” reaches a top speed of 120 knots and has vertical takeoff and landing capabilities.

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A team of engineers at MIT have been awarded a $2 million contract by NASA to design a quieter and more efficient aircraft that could be released as soon as 2030.

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Hey take a look at this road-able aircraft that is under development. They are expecting to have a flying model by the end of the year and are taking buyer deposits.

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