15 Remarkable Aircraft from Yesterday to Today
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15 Remarkable Aircraft from Yesterday to Today

August 22, 2019

– This is Glen and we
hope you enjoy this list of 15 unusual aircraft
from yesterday to today. (upbeat music) – Thank you for watching Minds Eye Design. – [Alex] Number 15. – [Glen] The Eraole is
powered by electricity that comes from three
different power sources, including solar panels
that cover the wings, providing part of the power,
while hydrogen offers some and a combustion engine
running on total biojet fuel instead of the initially planned marine algae, provides the rest. Pilot Raphael Dinelli and his
team hope to get the plane up to 70 hours of flight
time, after which they’ll have a test flight from New
York to Le Bourget France this summer, following Charles Lindbergh’s historic flight across the Atlantic. (upbeat music) – [Alex] Number 14. – [Glen] Designed by Barnaby Wainfan, a Northrop Grumman aerodynamicist, the Wainfan FMX-4 Facetmobile
is a low aspect ratio experimental home-built sport airplane. The first flight happened in April of ’93 and the plane has approximately 130 hours of total flight time. (upbeat music) – [Alex] Number 13. – [Glen] A single engined
jet aircraft by Metal-Master the Flaris LAR 1 completed
its first flight on April 8th of this year, test flights
confirmed that the lightweight five seat personal jet could take off using less than 330 feet of runway, an incredibly low take off weight, advanced propulsion and
exceptional aerodynamics give this reduced emissions
and low consumption rate. The LAR 1 can also climb at
a rate 5900 feet per minute. Metal-Master hopes to have
certification from Poland by the end of the year
and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency by the end of 2020. (upbeat music) – [Alex] Number 12. – [Glen] The Proteus built in 1997 and 98 is designed by Burt Rutan,
the Proteus features a tandem wing, twin boom configuration with two rear-mounted turbo
fan engines supplying power. It can carry loads at
altitudes above 50000 feet. And remain on a mission
for up to 14 hours. (upbeat music) – [Alex] Number 11. – [Glen] Developed in the early ’80s as a replacement for the King Air, the Beechcraft Starship is
a twin turbo prop powered, six to eight passenger
aircraft with pusher propellers and a front canard
wing, a costly aircraft, this used a fully composite
airframe and a glass cockpit. Designed by Burt Rutan,
the Starship had the added safety feature of being
practically stall proof. If the aircraft tries to
stall, the canards stall first which makes the nose
drop slightly and ensures the main wing continues to fly,
allowing for stall recovery. (upbeat music) – [Alex] Number 10. – [Glen] French creator LISA
invented the light aircraft Akoya, a blend of impressive performance, smooth lines a unique versatility. The two seat aircraft is unique because it can land on land, water, or snow. The most important innovation
is the patented sea foil technology that allows the
plane to take off from water. Small fin like wings
under the aircraft let it operate in the water while
performing well in the air. The aircraft’s retractable landing gears fitted with both skis and wheels making it the only aircraft that can take off from snow and land on water. (upbeat music) – [Alex] Number nine. – [Glen] Founded in
2012, Dinelly Aerosystems was created with the
intention of manufacturing and developing a
multifunctional gyrocopter. The Exogyro comes in 16 different models. These aircraft come with four doors, have up to five seats, a
co-ax pusher propeller system and V tail, a co-ax rotor system and have full integration of
disaster management systems. (upbeat music) – [Alex] Number eight. – [Glen] Developed by Carter
Aviation Technologies, the Cartercopter is a hybrid between an airplane and a rotorcraft. Slowed rotor or compound technology combines the vertical take off
and landing of a helicopter with the range, efficiency
and speed of an airplane. Slowing the rotor to about
one third of the normal RPM reduces rotor drag and translates into better fuel efficiency,
a continuous hover capability and quiet operation. Carter is now trying to get
this jump takeoff aircraft to market and is focused
on production planning, licensing the technology
or forming a joint venture. (upbeat music) – [Alex] Number seven. – [Glen] The Rutan
Voyager is a twin engine, twin boom, single wing,
home-built aircraft that was made for long distance flight and includes 17 fuel tanks. This is unique in the fact
that it is constructed almost entirely of
lightweight graphite honeycomb composite materials, both engines are used for takeoff and climbing
and then the front engine turns off to save fuel during flight. The Voyager was the first
aircraft to fly non-stop around the world without refueling. (upbeat music) – [Alex] Number six. – [Glen] Larger than most
General Aviation aircraft, the Velocity XL, the
flagship of the Velocity line has the largest cabin of
all four seat kit aircraft, 10 inches longer and five
and a half inches wider, the XL is 47 and a half
inches shoulder to shoulder. One inch increased seat height
for the pilot and copilot and two inches increased
on the rear seats. The XL has a cruise speed of 200 knots and the recommended
engine capacity for this single engined airplane
is 260 to 310 horsepower. (upbeat music) – [Alex] Number five. – [Glen] Marketed by BJ Schramm in 1958 as a single seat amateur-built helicopter, the Schramm Javelin is made
of an aluminum body shell, a tubular steel structure and powered by a Mercury powerboat engine. Designed to be easy to fly,
this had few components for quick and easy maintenance. The helicopter first flew in 1965, then it was redesigned as the Scorpion and they claimed to make 250 of them using Schramm’s new company,
RotorWay Aircraft Incorporated. Schramm built the
prototype Scorpion in 1966 and production of the
kits started in 1968. (upbeat music) – [Alex] Number four. – [Glen] The Aventura Aero,
made for extended range and endurance as a cost effective
multi mission capability. This is safe, comfortable and fun to fly. Easy to operate and to
learn, these feature a highly efficient four
blade carbon fiber propeller, and detachable fuel tanks. You can ride in comfort
with the seat heating system and side by side cockpit. (upbeat music) – [Alex] Number three. – [Glen] AeroflightX
based near Munich Germany unveiled its V600 prototype on April 10th at the Aero Friedrichshafen
2019 aviation trade show. The all electric aircraft
has two sets of wings, six propellors for
lift, a pusher propellor for forward flight and
a tricycle landing gear. The completed vehicle can
carry three to five people and can make changes to meet
EASA certification requirements (upbeat music) – [Alex] Number two. – [Glen] Built near Kindel
Airfield near Eisenach Germany, the Horten HX-2 premiered
at the Aero 2019 in April. This cost effective two
seater is a light aircraft with no hull, the HX-2
flies faster and farther than comparable fuselage based airplanes because of its low drag, and is suited for future integration of
any new drive technology. Horten plans call for an
autonomous and multi-seated versions of the present prototype. (upbeat music) – [Alex] Number one. – [Glen] Vision Jet is a jet
that is meant to be flown by the owner and does not
require a professional pilot. A revolution in flying,
this fills the void between a lightweight jet
and high performance pistons. Wasting little time, Cirrus improved on the Collier Trophy winning Vision Jet and unveiled the generation two SF50 with a new flight deck, a
maximum altitude increase, Garmin prospective touch,
improved high altitude performance and plenty of cabin enhancements. And the Vision Jet sets
new standards in safety, with the Cirrus airframe parachute system. (upbeat music) If you need more info on any
of the aircraft featured today, you can find the websites and
prices if there is one to see in the description, we
hope you enjoyed this video of 15 unusual aircraft
and thanks for watching. (upbeat music) – Hi everyone and thank you for watching, I’m Chandni with Minds Eye Design. We love to hear your feedback so please leave some comments and
let us know your favorite from this video and why you liked it. If you have an idea for a future video, leave another comment and let us know and then if we use your idea,
we’ll give you a shout out in that video but don’t leave yet, keep watching because there’s more. (upbeat music) (upbeat music)

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  1. Of all the pie in the sky latest greatest vaporware prototpe planes, the #13 Flaris Lar 1 Jet looks cool, if price comes in at $500K.. Due to Certification cost, it would be best as a kit amature built plane.

  2. Gyrocoptors are my favourite types. Relative simple and very safe. The prices look modest compared to other types of aircrafts. Very nice planes. Santa's going to get a whishlist with some additions.

  3. My favorites: #10 Akoya of France: ability to land on water/take-off from snow! Perfect for you & your guests to make those last minute ski plans! #9 Carter Copter: got a lot of magnificence within it #1 Vision Jet : Outward appearance & safety!

  4. Love the Beechcraft Starship it's sad so few still exist the closest thing would be a Velocity V-Twin. Has anyone looked at the Lillium Jet?

  5. Nice, when I hit the lottery looking at the number 1 aircraft. Thanks for sharing Minds Eye for sharing.

  6. #10 takes off in water can land on land water, snow and love the helicopter plane this would be great for search and rescue. #8 that's so cool…. It can hover 🙂
    #9 is adorable personal helicopter. 😀
    #7 is amazing it flew around the world without having to refuel is amazing.. WOW!! #1 Vision jet is cool 😎 also…

  7. It doesn't look like the Lar 1 has retractable landing gear. If so, it's aerodynamics are indeed notable.

  8. In my opinion 14 and 2 are the best, smaller lightweight craft that are more economic. Both have a James Bond vibe to them too.

  9. Thx for another great presentation, suggestion for another – How To Make a YouTube Presentation. The wealth of information being presented by people is so refreshing, but they don't really know much about the senses, and what it takes to make enjoyable viewing.
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    2 monotone no background music
    3 pausing and allowing information to be processed
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    5 I think it's great that we are all sharing info but we are not really sharing, there is More than 1 language on Earth, And untill AI catches up, we need to give it a hand. I'm not really sure how to do this perhaps multiple lines of subtitles or at least put a written script to YouTube in native language so it can be translated to any language easily?
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    Currently you can only believe 90% of what you see on YouTube, informing people is a beautiful thing and i admire that but there needs to be a validation process.whether that be links to reference material or professional credentials. Mis-information can be as harmful as cultures that Hurt Hate or Kill.

  10. HORTEN HX – 2. An amazing aircraft design. Would it be possible to cover the whole upper body with Solar Pannels and be all electric? With also the Aircraft-Parachute included?
    Green friendly (although I personally hate green) but colour aside, I think a perfect twin side by side or a max 4 occupants, would make a great experience over and again…

  11. Charles lindberg was nothing but over praised jackass. He was not the first but the 95th to cross the Atlantic. The 2 ww1 pilots veterans did it in an old ww1 British bomber.

  12. Love to watch your technology specially a man running from downside and flying palne pls share link how u made

  13. The Rutan #7, was in a history channel special, when Burt's brother used the plane to fly around the worlds nonstop.

  14. 7:56 How do you mispronounce autoflight to aeroflight? Did the editors of this just plane fall asleep? Pun intended

  15. Dinelli Gyro: "Has full integration of disaster management systems." – meaning you are strapped in while it falls?

  16. Bring back the starship! That plane had a very reliable and tough air frame. Would like to see it with jet engines.

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