Mankind have always been intrigued by flying and when aircraft designers watch one too many science fiction movie the result can be weird.
This aircraft that has been called a bird as well as a plane was designed by NASA’s institute for advanced concepts. The wings are created out of electroactive polymers which will allow the wings to create a flapping effect while gaining altitude. When at altitude it will have the ability to glide by using solar energy.
The SNUD-U14 Military Transport
The bent nose of this aircraft was a design secret of the Soviet Military until one aircraft crashed. It was then revealed that the blueprint of the aircraft was wrinkled and because damaging state property carried the death penalty, no one took responsibility.
The first flying saucer
Chance Vought was the designer of this disc shape craft in 1911 and was also called the umbrella craft. This aircraft didn’t end up in any production line, but Chance Vought produced some famous aircraft in the United States.
This aircraft contained a 6000hp diesel locomotive engine while the fuselage was made of riveted sheet iron. The weight of the aircraft ended up being 56 tons and was barely able to lift off the ground. This deemed the aircraft useless as it was unable to carry the intended payload.
Hiller Flying Platform
This one man carrying flying platform was designed in 1955 by the Office of Naval Research. Unfortunately this platform never made it to production although it actually worked by being able to lift to a height of several feet.
Moller M200X Skycar
The M200X Skycar was developed by Moller International. It is capable of Vertical Takeoff and Landing by integrating their demonstrated technology. It is capable of carrying 2 people and has more than 200 manned and unmanned flying hours.
This extremely unique design featured on discovery channel.