The Future of Aviation Isn't Coming Soon Enough

We have mentioned the increased efficiency and lower emissions of blended wing body aircrafts before—like the X-48B, now in its prototype testing phase. Seeing two of them getting ready to take off, however, pushes the concept from the That's Pretty Cool to the Geezussrollerbladingchrist, We Want These So Badly » 5/25/08 6:00pm 5/25/08 6:00pm

X-48B Video Shows World's Biggest RC Model Plane in Action

NASA has released the first video of the remote controlled X-48B Blended Wing Body 8.5-percent scale model. At 21-foot wingspan, it is the largest surviving RC model in the world, easily crushing the previous king. For sure, Skyray 48 is not your typical RC plane, but it's the baddest, best-looking mother of them all.… » 3/27/08 11:20am 3/27/08 11:20am