5 More Strange Flying Machines
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5 More Strange Flying Machines




In our last list of strange aircraft, we stuck to covering the weirdest jets to take to the sky, but there are plenty of other types of bizarre flying machines out there! In this episode, Hank will tell you about five other unlikely fliers, and what we've learned from them. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at https://www.scishowtangents.org
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Sources:
Caspian Sea Monster:
https://interestingengineering.com/a-closer-look-at-the-soviet-navys-1987-lun-class-ekranoplan
https://web.archive.org/web/20140116113227/http://www.aviationtrivia.info/rcairplane/Caspian-Sea-Monster.php
https://www.autoevolution.com/news/russian-ground-effect-vehicles-127623.html
http://www.historynet.com/extremes-flying-ships.htm Gossamer Albatross:
https://www.engadget.com/2013/02/01/the-highs-and-lows-of-human-powered-flight/
https://www.wired.com/2010/08/0823gossamer-condor-human-powered-flight/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1979/06/13/pedal-driven-plane-flies-channel/3f6fedfb-47b9-41e3-9225-a28d907c271b/
https://www.historychannel.com.au/this-day-in-history/first-human-powered-aircraft-wins-prize/ Avrocar:
https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Museum-Exhibits/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/195801/avro-canada-vz-9av-avrocar/
http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/270921.pdf [PDF]

Avrocar: The U.S. Military’s Flying Saucer


https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/a8699/declassified-americas-secret-flying-saucer-15075926/ M2-F1:
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/armstrong/news/FactSheets/FS-011-DFRC.html
http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=2f051d5a-92b1-4139-b64e-6e09a173e45f
https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19980169231.pdf [PDF]
http://www.century-of-flight.net/Aviation%20history/evolution%20of%20technology/Lifting%20Bodies.htm Aerocycle:
http://www.aviastar.org/helicopters_eng/lockner_helicovector.php
https://www.warhistoryonline.com/military-vehicle-news/bizarre-de-lackner-hz-1-aerocycle.html
https://www.motor1.com/news/75788/the-hz-1-aerocycle-wasnt-the-armys-brightest-idea/
http://all-aero.com/index.php/45-planes-d-e-f/2856-de-lackner-dh-4-heli-vector-hz-1-aerocycle

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