Tuesday, January 21, 2014

'Sky Whale' design brings future of flying closer


The combination of the design elements reduces drag, fuel consumption and nitrogen oxide waste, making it the "greenest aircraft imaginable," says Viñals. Now he just needs someone to step up and build it.

Such modes of transportation (and many far more fantastic) exist in many places in this galaxy. The technology is coming to earth via humans that have come from far away places, even though they have no recollection of previous lives, they do have the ideas in their heads from previous lives.

Lou

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/21/travel/sky-whale-future-of-flying/index.html?hpt=hp_c3

Give a designer and aviation geek some time and a pencil, and you might just get something great.
At the very least you'll get something spectacular.
Oscar Viñals, a Spanish designer and aviation enthusiast, has released details, and incredible pictures, of what he is calling the "greenest aircraft imaginable."
Equipped with self-repairing wings, large windows, a vertical takeoff ability and room for 755 passengers, the "AWWA Sky Whale" joins several other outlandish proposals for future aircraft that have cropped up in the last couple of years.
Airbus predicted we'd be flying in transparent planes by 2050, while pilotless planes and space flight have also been forecast .
Viñals' design uses hybrid engine technology and "active wings," among other things, to create a plane that, should it ever get built, will not only look great but will be one of the safest and most efficient planes in the sky.