June 23, 2011 9:12 PM Subscribe
Austrian research company IAT21 has presented a new type of aircraft at the Paris Air Show which has the potential to become aviation's first disruptive technology since the jet engine. ... The key to the D-Dalus' extreme maneuverability is the facility to alter the angle of the blades (using servos) to vector the forces, meaning that the thrust can be delivered in your choice of 360 degrees around any of the three axes. Hence D-Dalus can launch vertically, hover perfectly still and move in any direction, and that's just the start of the story.
posted by Trurl (38 comments total)
12 users marked this as a favorite
« Older Kansas: The First Abortion-Free State?... | Arrested Westeros (Game of Thr... Newer »