The new Flying-V substantially upgrades speed and carries passengers in its wings
Airplanes are without a doubt one of the greatest engineering achievements of all time. However, you might have noticed that their design hasn't evolved significantly since the Wright brothers invented them in the early 1900s.
That may be about to change. A novel plane project called Flying-V, which comes with improved fuel efficiency, speed, and passenger room, has already demonstrated that it's more than just a concept with a long-range model flying in Germany, and it's just getting started.
In this video by the YouTube channel Found and Explained, you can learn more about this futuristic aircraft. The passenger cabin, cargo compartment, and fuel tanks are all located in the wings of the Flying-V, thanks to its revolutionary design. According to some experts, the plane's aerodynamic form will lower fuel consumption by 20 percent when compared to contemporary aircraft, which is pretty significant.
If you want to learn more, make sure you watch the video embedded above, and as always, enjoy.
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