August 18th, 2005, 10:43 AM
Gravity Powered Aircraft Flies Without Fuel
Gravity powered aircraft flies with no fuel
The concept of sustained flight without the use of fuel seems far reaching even by today's advanced aviation standards. Even more so when you consider that aircrafts should ideally be able to carry heavy loads of passengers and cargo. However one innovator's astounding new designs could transform the air transport industry of the 21st Century if they turn out to be valid
Former nuclear designer, Robert D. Hunt of Hunt Aviation Corp has come up with a new "gravity powered aircraft technology" that he claims can accomplish sustained fuel-less flight. Hunt has designed a new hybrid aircraft: a "gravity-powered aircraft" which is a fixed wing, ridged skin airplane made of lightweight and modern composite materials. By October 2003, Hunt Aviation Corp had already begun the first phase of prototype construction, assembling a consortium of aviation manufacturers and suppliers that wish to support the revolutionary aircraft technology.
The Full Story: Gizmag
This is a really interesting concept applying some serious science to achieve flight without power.
The article goes into some detail on the topic but I would love to see their project in action. It must be quiet, and with no pollution it just might change the way we fly and our impact on earth.
August 18th, 2005, 12:20 PM
August 18th, 2005, 12:23 PM
The future is now! technology never ceases to amaze me.Seems like everyday someone is doing the impossible.
August 18th, 2005, 12:41 PM
i wish i made that gravity powerd aircraft but it might be a few years before we see the real thing?
August 18th, 2005, 12:49 PM
make sure to check out the creators website. Mr. Hunt goes into some more detail about how it works. I found it quite interesting.
I don't know how soon this technology will be available but it certainly looks promising and it is one more step toward petrol free world!
August 18th, 2005, 15:48 PM
WOW! its crazy how technology keeps improving! ''Fuel-less Gravity Powered Flight'' now thats amazing!