Thursday, 15 Oct, 2009 Technology

The Amazing Plane of the Future - Designer's Vision


This concept is really something people have never seen before. It's called WB-1010 (the abbreviation stands for Wright Brothers) and it is currently only a concept since it will be created from materials that are yet to be developed and with the use of revolutionary technology.

The WB-1010 future plane is expected to provide a high speed of around 1,000 km/h, a lot of comfort and space for 1,500 people. The project has been submitted to the KLM Indonesia aircraft design competition.

For the concept the designer Reindy Allendra thought about using materials such as GLARE ("GLAss-Reinforced" Fibre Metal Laminate (FML)), made of several thin layers of metal (generally aluminum) mixed together with layers of glass-fiber "pre-preg", tied with a matrix similar to epoxy that is currently used on another giant plane today - Airbus A380.

In order to make the plane of the future lighter, the designer though of injecting helium in the body of WB-1010. The windows will be made of "Smart Glass", which is also known as smart window. This type of glass is able to change light transmission properties after voltage is applied. The plane will produce energy in flight and will be able to land both ways, like traditional planes (on a runway) or like helicopters - vertically.

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48 votes

//19 Dec 01, 2010 02:55 AM | posted by: General
riighhtt like that would fly
51 votes

//18 Sep 11, 2010 10:06 PM | posted by: surya
Construct a flying machine which any one can fly from his home to his destination. ( Fuel - solar Power ) If we use the solar power it will be best than jatropha oil.
42 votes

//17 Jun 28, 2010 10:56 PM | posted by: mirzarais [InfoTOT]
gooood design
45 votes

//16 Jun 28, 2010 10:51 PM | posted by: Mirza Rais
gooood design
49 votes

//15 Jun 02, 2010 06:36 AM | posted by: stumbleContent
how does it take off an land?
46 votes

//14 Mar 22, 2010 07:29 AM | posted by: Valeria
That is just awesome !
It looks like it is going to fall
44 votes

//13 Mar 22, 2010 07:29 AM | posted by: Valeria
That is just awesome !
It looks like it is going to fall
56 votes

//12 Jan 20, 2010 03:35 PM | posted by: jorden
this is awsome
44 votes

//11 Jan 19, 2010 02:04 PM | posted by: kayleigh & georgia
this plane will never suceed. because it is a waist of money becuse you will never see the moon or any planets. And u will possoibly die and i CBA 2 do it m8
48 votes

//10 Jan 09, 2010 07:06 AM | posted by: vedant
a car that runs with least petrol and least pollution and with greast speed . that car will envent at 2023
44 votes

//9 Dec 10, 2009 07:44 PM | posted by: Rishab sharma
this is not possible really
50 votes

//8 Dec 08, 2009 03:46 PM | posted by: mrexcellent [InfoMANIAC]
this thing ain't gonna fly... unfortunately
58 votes

//7 Nov 27, 2009 11:24 AM | posted by: mrexcellent [InfoMANIAC]
//6, you should do some school before you ask questions...
49 votes

//6 Nov 21, 2009 11:08 AM | posted by: AJIT KUMAR MOURYA
50 votes

//5 Nov 18, 2009 05:04 PM | posted by: mrexcellent [InfoMANIAC]
no way this machine is going to exist... at least, not for transporting people on earth... maybe for intergalactic or interplanetary transportation. judging by the way it looks, it's going to be huge, hence it's impossibility of operation on earth and transporting people from point A on planet Earth to point B on the other side of planet Earth.

and I absolutely agree with Mark - true words!
48 votes

//4 Nov 16, 2009 12:18 AM | posted by: somguy
There isn't enough volume of helium to carry as many people as the rendering suggests. Not even close.
59 votes

//3 Nov 14, 2009 09:15 PM | posted by: mark
There is plenty of oil and natural gas is a true statement. But the law of supply and demand means that when demand goes up and supply does not, prices skyrocket.

Now lets look at the real world. The easy to get oil is very limited on this planet. Even in Alaska. It's very limited. But there are tons of harder to get fossil fuels. This raises the price substantially. If China ever reaches automobile usage as compared to the USA there goes every drop of easy oil out there, and there goes lots of that harder to get oil. But guess what, even if China just reaches 1/10th the auto usage as America, there is not enough easy to get oil.

Thus, the price of oil will skyrocket. So the issue is not whether we will have oil in 50 years, because we absolutely will. So from that perspective you can "Quit worrying".

But just think how different the world will be when the price of oil is $500 a barrel. This means the price of a loaf of bread with be about $40. A gallon a milk $50. So from that perspective, I'd say, time to worry. And we need to worry because of people like NatGas who are preventing this nation from screaming forward to deal with a very real looming crisis. The days of cheap oil are numbered. And we are far from a replacement because of all the naysayers that say don't worry. And many of those naysayers are funded by those who are profiting, and stand to profit even more, by that very nay-saying.
48 votes

//2 Nov 14, 2009 08:25 PM | posted by: NatGas
There is plenty of oil and natural gas to last for the next 100 years! Yes, it will run out eventually, but not any time soon. Quit worrying.
53 votes

//1 Nov 14, 2009 08:16 PM | posted by: SzJZ18WK
Oil is running out! Solar generated H2 for lift? Fuel? The rest seems oil based and with the new Asian Fact, oil on earth will be short lived! Even coal will become rare, and Uranium reactors may go searching for fuel in fifty years, Thorium bed reactors from India, and new technologies yet unheard of from the primarily vegan Asian intelligensia will likely replace the older American paradigms in a world wide revolution in Sciences, Physics! I will live to see but the opening of this curtain, I thank you for this glimpse!

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