Posts Tagged 'aircraft'

First Flight of Worlds Largest Airplane [video]

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100-Year-Old, Aviation Themed Sheet Music Covers

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From Gizmodo –

Yes, music takes you places, and this was true 100 years ago too, when sheet music was the most widespread form of distributing popular music. And in the age of the Wright brothers, when powered flight started to gain ground, aviation became a significant theme in popular music. The following collection proves this very well. It is amazing and weird at the same time to see how the vision of aviation technology and early 20th century popular music were fitted together in these sheet music covers depicting travellers–both men and women–aboard all kind of aircraft–no matter lighter or heavier than air–in flight, even in outer space.

Go to the sheet music.

Cheer Up! Now There’s An App That Tells You If Your Plane Will Crash

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Gizmodo reported –

More than just being a $0.99 novelty, though, ‘Am I Going Down’ is a good case study in human irrationality. Most nervous flyers are probably dimly aware that they’re at far greater risk driving or walking or shovelling snow, but there’s something emotionally terrifying about plane crashes that captures our imagination.

Read about the ‘Am I Going Down’ app HERE.

 

 

Incredibly Detailed Paper Airplane Required 6 Years To Build

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HackADay reported –

The closer you look the more you will be in awe of this shockingly intricate 777 replica. The fully-articulating landing gear alone has over 2,000 parts and 200 hours of assembly, not even including the penny-sized tires with individually-cut lug nuts. All carved from manilla office folders by hand.

The design is manually drawn in Illustrator from the schematics, then is printed directly onto the manilla folders. Wielding an X-acto knife like a watch-maker, [Luca] cuts all the segments out and places them with whispers of glue.

Continue reading HERE.

Cool Site – FlightRadar24.com

With FlightRadar24.com, you can follow almost any plane that is in the air worldwide on a Google-type map. The plane locations are updated on the map in real time (or with a 5 minute delay). Zoom in and the aircraft’s progress can be easily followed. Click on the plane’s icon and vital information about it (plane type, airline, destination, origination, altitude, speed, etc.) is displayed in the sidebar. Very cool!

Check out FlightRadar24.com

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