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Clever invention for free flight June 23, 2006

Posted by Al in : clever,invention,transport , trackback
Every now and then someone comes up with an idea that is so simple, but so clever, that you just have to stand back and say “Why did no-one else think of that before?” Well this invention is one of those ideas.

Put simply you build a plane that can be filled with Helium to make it lighter than air, it therefore rises into the air. Once it gets high enough then you compress the Helium, so making it denser and the plane starts to fall. This would normally be a Bad Thing, however this plane has wings and so glides forward on a glide slope of 40:1 – so if you’d climbed 1 mile you now get nearly 40 miles travel for free. As it is falling it generates power which allows the Helium to be uncompressed and so the pane rises again.

This would probably be a little bit uncomfortable, what with all that up and down stuff, however this would be a smal price to pay for completely free flight with unlimited range. I just hope that it is a success.

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