Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Jet-Propelled Wing Takes Flight

Kip here, filling in for Pocky while he is away.
Alright, before we begin, one and a two and a three, Happy Birthday to you... XD

Well, here's a bit of news that caught my interest. If you remember in the movie NausicaƤ and the Valley of the Wind, the characters in the valley would fly around on these jet-propelled wings or gliders.

This model on the left is from the Ghibli museum.

However, some Japanese students and artists got together just a few months ago to test out an actual flying version they were working on.

Pictures from their flight are available on this Japanese website dubbed "Project OpenSky".

And if you have time, be sure to check out the movie of the flight!

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At Oct 17, 2006, 11:58:00 AM, Blogger Pocky said...

In the word of the Lucy... "I want one!" XD


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