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 No.463[D]

There is objectively nothing funnier in the history of human development than the man's early attempts at flight.
Use this thread to post images and discuss ridiculous early aircraft or perhaps also post unusual planes from later periods
This video is a fantastic summary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXT4pgW_UGk

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>>463
To start off I'll add in the de Lackner HZ-1 Aerocycle from the 50s.
I imagine the reason of it's failure is that every time you'd lose balance and fall, you'd end up sliced up into nice equal bits
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQEjfvWoKjw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dA0fpOTVaU

 No.465[D][DF]

>>464
Just found another nice video of it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oYS_5SgU_0

 No.467[D][DF]

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Tesla's idea is pretty interesting, the modern version of it is the ospery.

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>>463
a decent part of the planes seen in that video evidently come from this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw_C_sbfyx8

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Kalinin K-7
Its so retarded
>"ivan pls listen to me, just add more propellers it will still fly no i'm not drunk
https://youtube.com/watch?v=_Iiwd-_uCLQ
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalinin_K-7

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>>464
This pisses me off because if they wheren't high they could have thought "gosh gee, lets add 4 props at each corner to balance it out, and so if the pilot has to abandon ship he wont get sliced to bits!" and then they could have invented the modern quad copter drone

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India why



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