- This is Glen and we hope you enjoy this list
of 15 unusual aircraft from yesterday to today.
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- [Alex] Number 15.
- [Glen] The Eraole is powered by electricity
that comes from three different power sources,
including solar panels that cover the wings,
providing part of the power, while hydrogen offers some
and a combustion engine running on total biojet fuel
instead of the initially planned
marine algae, provides the rest.
Pilot Raphael Dinelli and his team hope to get the plane
up to 70 hours of flight time, after which they'll have
a test flight from New York to Le Bourget France
this summer, following Charles Lindbergh's
historic flight across the Atlantic.
- [Alex] Number 14.
- [Glen] Designed by Barnaby Wainfan,
a Northrop Grumman aerodynamicist,
the Wainfan FMX-4 Facetmobile is a low aspect ratio
experimental home-built sport airplane.
The first flight happened in April of '93
and the plane has approximately
130 hours of total flight time.
- [Alex] Number 13.
- [Glen] A single engined jet aircraft by Metal-Master
the Flaris LAR 1 completed its first flight on April 8th
of this year, test flights confirmed that the lightweight
five seat personal jet could take off
using less than 330 feet of runway,
an incredibly low take off weight,
advanced propulsion and exceptional aerodynamics
give this reduced emissions and low consumption rate.
The LAR 1 can also climb at a rate 5900 feet per minute.
Metal-Master hopes to have certification from Poland
by the end of the year and the European Union
Aviation Safety Agency by the end of 2020.
- [Alex] Number 12.
- [Glen] The Proteus built in 1997 and 98
is designed by Burt Rutan, the Proteus features
a tandem wing, twin boom configuration
with two rear-mounted turbo fan engines supplying power.
It can carry loads at altitudes above 50000 feet.
And remain on a mission for up to 14 hours.
- [Alex] Number 11.
- [Glen] Developed in the early '80s
as a replacement for the King Air,
the Beechcraft Starship is a twin turbo prop powered,
six to eight passenger aircraft with pusher propellers
and a front canard wing, a costly aircraft,
this used a fully composite airframe and a glass cockpit.
Designed by Burt Rutan, the Starship had the added
safety feature of being practically stall proof.
If the aircraft tries to stall, the canards stall first
which makes the nose drop slightly and ensures
the main wing continues to fly, allowing for stall recovery.
- [Alex] Number 10.
- [Glen] French creator LISA invented the light aircraft
Akoya, a blend of impressive performance,
smooth lines a unique versatility.
The two seat aircraft is unique because
it can land on land, water, or snow.
The most important innovation is the patented sea foil
technology that allows the plane to take off from water.
Small fin like wings under the aircraft let it
operate in the water while performing well in the air.
The aircraft's retractable landing gears
fitted with both skis and wheels making it
the only aircraft that can take off
from snow and land on water.
- [Alex] Number nine.
- [Glen] Founded in 2012, Dinelly Aerosystems
was created with the intention of manufacturing
and developing a multifunctional gyrocopter.
The Exogyro comes in 16 different models.
These aircraft come with four doors,
have up to five seats, a co-ax pusher propeller system
and V tail, a co-ax rotor system
and have full integration of disaster management systems.
- [Alex] Number eight.
- [Glen] Developed by Carter Aviation Technologies,
the Cartercopter is a hybrid between
an airplane and a rotorcraft.
Slowed rotor or compound technology
combines the vertical take off and landing of a helicopter
with the range, efficiency and speed of an airplane.
Slowing the rotor to about one third of the normal RPM
reduces rotor drag and translates
into better fuel efficiency, a continuous hover
capability and quiet operation.
Carter is now trying to get this jump takeoff aircraft
to market and is focused on production planning,
licensing the technology or forming a joint venture.
- [Alex] Number seven.
- [Glen] The Rutan Voyager is a twin engine,
twin boom, single wing, home-built aircraft
that was made for long distance flight
and includes 17 fuel tanks.
This is unique in the fact that it is constructed
almost entirely of lightweight graphite honeycomb
composite materials, both engines are used
for takeoff and climbing and then the front engine
turns off to save fuel during flight.
The Voyager was the first aircraft to fly non-stop
around the world without refueling.
- [Alex] Number six.
- [Glen] Larger than most General Aviation aircraft,
the Velocity XL, the flagship of the Velocity line
has the largest cabin of all four seat kit aircraft,
10 inches longer and five and a half inches wider,
the XL is 47 and a half inches shoulder to shoulder.
One inch increased seat height for the pilot and copilot
and two inches increased on the rear seats.
The XL has a cruise speed of 200 knots
and the recommended engine capacity for this
single engined airplane is 260 to 310 horsepower.
- [Alex] Number five.
- [Glen] Marketed by BJ Schramm in 1958
as a single seat amateur-built helicopter,
the Schramm Javelin is made of an aluminum body shell,
a tubular steel structure and powered by
a Mercury powerboat engine.
Designed to be easy to fly, this had few components
for quick and easy maintenance.
The helicopter first flew in 1965,
then it was redesigned as the Scorpion
and they claimed to make 250 of them using
Schramm's new company, RotorWay Aircraft Incorporated.
Schramm built the prototype Scorpion in 1966
and production of the kits started in 1968.
- [Alex] Number four.
- [Glen] The Aventura Aero, made for extended range
and endurance as a cost effective multi mission capability.
This is safe, comfortable and fun to fly.
Easy to operate and to learn, these feature
a highly efficient four blade carbon fiber propeller,
and detachable fuel tanks.
You can ride in comfort with the seat heating system
and side by side cockpit.
- [Alex] Number three.
- [Glen] AeroflightX based near Munich Germany
unveiled its V600 prototype on April 10th
at the Aero Friedrichshafen 2019 aviation trade show.
The all electric aircraft has two sets of wings,
six propellors for lift, a pusher propellor
for forward flight and a tricycle landing gear.
The completed vehicle can carry three to five people
and can make changes to meet EASA certification requirements
- [Alex] Number two.
- [Glen] Built near Kindel Airfield near Eisenach Germany,
the Horten HX-2 premiered at the Aero 2019 in April.
This cost effective two seater is a light aircraft
with no hull, the HX-2 flies faster and farther
than comparable fuselage based airplanes
because of its low drag, and is suited for
future integration of any new drive technology.
Horten plans call for an autonomous and multi-seated
versions of the present prototype.
- [Alex] Number one.
- [Glen] Vision Jet is a jet that is meant to be flown
by the owner and does not require a professional pilot.
A revolution in flying, this fills the void
between a lightweight jet and high performance pistons.
Wasting little time, Cirrus improved on
the Collier Trophy winning Vision Jet
and unveiled the generation two SF50
with a new flight deck, a maximum altitude increase,
Garmin prospective touch, improved high altitude performance
and plenty of cabin enhancements.
And the Vision Jet sets new standards in safety,
with the Cirrus airframe parachute system.
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of 15 unusual aircraft and thanks for watching.
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