Monday, January 25, 2010

SmartFish concept Aircraft swims in the air...

The SmartFish aircraft is a concept vehicle created by an engineering firm in Germany, based on the aerodynamic shape of a fish. So far, they have only built a remote control version of the aircraft, and a prototype is in the works. The prototype will be built from Kevlar and carbon fiber; but, the designers expect the vehicle to be relatively inexpensive to build. The prototype is expected to be a ducted fan, two seater craft, capable of just under Mach 1. Still, that’s a respectable speed when you consider the top speed of other civilian aircraft in this size. Looking at the design though, we can’t help but think that is should be chrome with a robotic co-pilot.

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