Fly Power

July 6, 2009

Is the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum taking the piss? Apparently not. In the 1970s aircraft modeler Frank Ehling designed and built two fly-powered models n the 1970s. Constructed from balsa wood and red tissue paper, the one-fly design has a wingspan of two inches, and the two-fly version, which features a delta-wing design, is four inches wide. In both cases, contact cement was used to attach the live powerplant to the fuselage. And for all you model geeks, apparently you can buy these model kits (fly not included). Here’s the video.

flywingsVia neatorama


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