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This amazing Brazilian designer, Jomar Machado, has made a crazy mash-up of retro/futuristic vehicles. You will notice Mustangs, Porsches, motorcycles, etc…    ...

The Flynano Fun Flyer is what happens when you mix a jetski with a light aircraft. It is light, nimble, fast, and can fly. It is 100% electric, made of carbon fiber, weighs less than 155-pounds, requires no license, and is built in Finland. Check it out here. ...

Paul Allen, cofounder of Microsoft, has been busy with his airplane project, Stratolaunch. This monster airplane started back in 2011 and while photos are starting to emerge the plane is still grounded. Burt Rutan, aerospace engineer, has gotten the plane this far but has yet to take it on a test flight. The Stratolaunch has a 285-foot wingspan, six 747 jet engines, 26 wheels, and can carry 250,000 pounds of fuel. The name hints at the purpose which is for low earth orbit flights and launching rockets into space. Eventually the Stratolaunch...

There is currently a Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board investigation into the crash of the experimental ICON A5 amphibious airplane. Jon Karkow, lead engineer, and coworker Cagri Sever were killed in the crash in Vacaville, California. Karkow was the pilot of the ICON A5 airplane which  had been airborne for approximately 20 minutes. The Icon A5 crash might...

This awesome little airplane is the world’s smallest twin-engine manned aircraft. It was designed in the 1970s by Michel Colomban and is named the Cri-Cri. Cri-Cri features include a single seat, an enclosed cockpit, a cantilever low-wing, two front mounted engines, and fixed landing gear. The aircraft is made of klegecell foam and aluminum and has a 16.1-ft wingspan. Video and pictures of the tiny CriCri after the break.


Drones continue to make headlines as they are being used for fishing, videography, racing, human flight, and more. So, no surprise that they are soon going to be used for cloud seeding to help make it rain. Well that is the plan anyways. A group of researchers in Nevada completed their first flight of their unmanned cloud seeding drone, the “Sandoval Silver State Seeder”.

The cloud seeding drone was sent up on a test flight (currently limited at 400-feet) and successfully deployed two silver-iodine flares, used to help kick-off rainfall from clouds. This one is a no brainer to save lives and money. No need to send humans up for this type of thing once it is perfected.

A bit Iron Man and a bit Green Goblin. Either way it is totally awesome. The Flyboard Air by Zapata Racing begins where the water-jet Flyboards leaves off. No more tethering to a jetski and tons of water. The Flyboard Air runs on what seems to be a jet engine (don’t quote me on that) and can fly for 10 minutes and up to 10,000 feet. Franky Zapata let me know if you need any product testers....

One way the budget airlines are able to offer such low airfare is by cutting costs. T’his means luggage fees, tighter seating, and now hybrid airplanes. How much can a hybrid fleet save a small airline like EasyJet? 35-million per year! This isn’t your typical hybrid though. Don’t expect an Prius styled airplane running on batteries or anything like that. The way the jumbo-jet hybrid system works is that the main engines are not used when the airplane is taxiing. Apparently taxiing around the runway is approximately...

Fingers crossed that electric VTOL (vertical take off and landing) aircraft become a reality. The folks at Joby Aviation agree and have started showing off their S2 VTOL concept. It has two seats, a convertible clear top, and 12 tilting electric propellers for VTOL and flight, and 4 efficient props for forward only power. Once the Joby S2 reaches cruising speed the 12 props fold away and let the four cruise-optimized props take over. Range is approximately 200 miles and speed...

This beast is the world’s first jet-powered, 3D printed UAV and hit hits 150mph. This collaboration between Aurora Flight Sciences and Stratasys is most likely the fastest unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). ...