Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Mini sailplane

[Thanks to Ian P]

Damn cool. He runs five steps and he's flying!
I want one.

Archaeopteryx from Ruppert Composite on Vimeo.


TC [Girl] said...

So cool!! Love that it doesn't need a runway and can just land anywhere!!

Thanks, Ian and Eo, or sharing!

Tommy said...

Darn, some kids get all the good toys!!!

CalgaryMark said...

Wow, eh?

I like the electric one - just add thin-film solar panels to the wings and you could stay aloft as long as -er- 'human endurance :-)' permitted!

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

(Is that in this video?)

I wonder if that is possible yet? I know it is done with unmanned drone planes, but I'm not even sure if *they* can stay up indefinitely.

CalgaryMark said...

No, not on that video, but I followed the links to the originating company (Ruppert Composites) and found more interesting stuff, including the electric version called Electeryx.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Ah thanks. I was actually vaguely wondering if there was an electric version.