Aeronautical Oddities

This old video is great.
Let’s talk about some of the designs they show, shall we?

I kinda dig the flying wing one, the tubular one, and the one at 6:11 with the quite unique wing shape.

I wondered why anyone would say “oddest airplane flies tail-first” about the plane at 1:42
Seriously the Wright Flyer wasn’t that long ago from their perspective.

Edit: the circular wing one (at around 7 minutes in) probably inspired the engineers that designed the E-2 Hawkeye’s radome. I once heard in a documentary that it provides an astounding amount of lift to the plane.

Edit2: and I hope @Smokinhole’s helicopter flies better than the one at 13 min.

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Me too! Let’s come back to this in 5 years.

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The best aircraft fly tail first


Ah, Rutan

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Indeed…

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Flying, falling, whatever its cool

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