Mechanical Menagerie #6: The Future of Transportation #2

Archaeopteryx Credit: ruppert composite This glider is fairly old by now but if you haven’t seen it then you may have to look more carefully. The Archaeopteryx is a lightweight glider which really does resemble an actual airplane. The example they give in the video is a running start so be somewhere high to use…

Mechanical Menagerie Compilation #3: Transportation

Airbus Transpose Airbus has announced a new concept behind airplanes. Most of us by now are familiar with coach in any random plane. Close seats, little leg room or overhead, small bathrooms and smaller isles. With the new Transpose design, we may be seeing a change to the entire format. Proposed by their research division…

Mechanical Menagerie #4: The Future of Transportation #1

Kitty Hawk Credit: Kitty Hawk I’ve written an article before about new methods of transportation that deal with smaller aircraft but vehicles you wouldn’t really think of as aircraft. The Kitty Hawk Flyer is another personal aircraft, a sort of personal hovercraft more than anything else. The machine itself has an odd appearance containing a…

Transpose

Airbus has announced a new concept behind airplanes. Most of us by now are familiar with coach in any random plane. Close seats, little leg room or overhead, small bathrooms and smaller isles. With the new Transpose design, we may be seeing a change to the entire format. Proposed by their research division A3, this…