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Phoenix-Fly - The Need 4 Speed - Mountain Trails. China: Awesome gentleman builds homemade flying contraption powered by eight motorcycle engines. Local farmer Shu Mansheng starts the engines of his self-designed and homemade flying device before a test flight in front of his house in Dashu village on the outskirts of Wuhan, Hubei province September 21, 2011.

China: Awesome gentleman builds homemade flying contraption powered by eight motorcycle engines

The round steel flying device, which cost more than 20,000 yuan ($3,135), is the fifth model made by Shu, a junior middle school graduate. It measures around 5.5 meters (18 feet) in diameter, and is powered by eight motorcycle engines. Shu managed to hover for 10 seconds at about 1 metre (3.3 feet) above ground during a recent test flight.

(REUTERS/Stringer) Above, in August, he set up a propeller on the motorcycle engine of his self-designed and made flying device before the first test flight in front of his house. Very, very, very fast Turbine powered RC Jet. Test of hypersonic aircraft fails over Pacific Ocean. A test flight of an experimental aircraft capable of speeding through air at 20 times the speed of sound ended prematurely Thursday morning when the arrowhead-shaped plane failed and stopped sending back real-time data to engineers and scientists who were moderating the mission.

Test of hypersonic aircraft fails over Pacific Ocean

In the test flight, the aircraft, known as the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2, was launched at 7:45 a.m. from Vandenberg Air Force Base, located northwest of Santa Barbara, into the upper reaches of Earth's atmosphere aboard an eight-story Minotaur IV rocket, made by Orbital Sciences Corp. After reaching an undisclosed sub-orbital altitude, the aircraft jettisoned from its protective cover atop the rocket, then nose-dived back toward Earth, leveled out and was supposed to glide above the Pacific at 20 times the speed of sound, or Mach 20.

The plan was for the Falcon to speed westward for 30 minutes before plunging into the ocean near Kwajalein Atoll, about 4,000 miles from Vandenberg. -- W.J. Hennigan. Aeroplane created using a 3D printer in world first: Scientists create aircraft with 100mph max speed. By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 07:34 GMT, 8 August 2011 This plane is the first in the world to be created using the groundbreaking new technology of '3D printing'.

Aeroplane created using a 3D printer in world first: Scientists create aircraft with 100mph max speed

The aircraft was built using only a computer - but it can get up to a speed of 100mph and has a two-metre wingspan. It was produced using a special nylon laser printer that builds up an item layer-by-layer. Ground-breaking: The plane was produced by a 3D printer - but can still go up to 100mph The parts were made separately and attached using a 'snap fit' technique so the aircraft could be put together without tools in minutes. No fasteners at all were used in the manufacture of the plane. The breakthrough by the team of engineers from the University of Southampton's Computational Engineering and Design Research group could revolutionise aircraft manufacture.

Unmanned and electrically powered, the plane can cruise in near silence and is also equipped with a miniature autopilot system. Maverick Flying Car at Oshkosh. New rocketplane ‘could fly Paris-Tokyo in 2.5 hours’ Wingless_0.jpg (JPEG Image, 1836x2812 pixels) - Scaled (29%) How to Do Short Take Off and Landing with Single Engine Airplane! I heard that many places in Alaska, there are no roads and the only way you can get home is via a small single-engine airplane.

How to Do Short Take Off and Landing with Single Engine Airplane!

Well, my gosh, the Alaskans have figured out how to land on rocks in just a couple feet! And also take-off within just couple feet, this is simply amazing and don’t forget that they even have STOL (Short Take Off Landing) competition every year. The key seems pretty simple enough, just attach some four-wheeler wheels to your single-engine airplane then deflate your tires to absorb more of the impact from landing and land short. Pretty amazing when you think about it and how useful is this? Watch this amazing video of an airplane pretty much converted into a helicopter (almost). I’ve always wanted to be a pilot, this is going to be useful and I might have to try this one day when I am a pilot.

At the STOL competition in Valdez, takeoffs and landings are measured in tens of feet. Via wired. PHOTOS: "Hitler's Stealth Fighter" Reborn. Swiss "Jetman" flies over Grand Canyon. SUPER ADVANCED RC JET (MUST SEE!!!) Worlds Largest RC Airplane. Huge RC jet, REAL TURBINE ENGINES! 2009/8/29肥料散布ラジコンヘリ実演. JetLev-Flyer Water Jet Pack Facts. Doug Bryant's Mosquito Air. Ekranoplane.