Tuesday, January 26, 2010

NASA Considering single person flight suit

Personal flight has been at the heart of all innovation in flying. Tim Sayell sends in an article in the New York Times detailing a hybrid of vertical take of planes, helicopters and a wee bit of jetpack. Called the Puffin, it is still in the theoretical stage at NASA. The Puffin is designed to be 12 feet in length, with a total wingspan of 14 and a half feet; it would weigh in at 300 pounds. The major difference between the Puffin and personal jetpacks is the Puffin's helicopter-style blades powered by electric motors.

Click here for complete NY Times article


Anonymous said...

Well... flying in that position would give you a great view down, but isn't very practical for looking ahead to see where you are going. It has "head-on collision" written all over this.

Beam Me Up said...

that was my first impression ... ouch, my neck after a 2 hour flight!

daveawayfromhome said...

Holy crap! It's Big Duo!

Beam Me Up said...

Dave!! that big O right

Duo? I got this totally wrong huh? All these years of thinking I had and inside joke (one of the really sleezy bars in Rockland was called the Oasis which everyone called yep, you guessed it Big O) sigh, paul is out to lunch again! lol