The Synergy aircraft, propelled by a fan in back and buoyed by a boxy tail, promises to be cheaper, safer, quieter, and vastly more efficient than a jet airplane. The hitch is that it doesn't quite exist yet, but it's nearly halfway to its goal on Kickstarter, so now is your chance to invest.
The shape is not unlike the jets of the future we looked at in our May issue, but the technology is very different. A quarter-scale flying prototype was unveiled a year ago, demonstrating the unique "induced drag reduction" method developed by inventor John McGinnis.
I'm very curious to see the full-size prototype in action.
Is it just me, or do the L&R wings look asymetrical in this picture? The left top wing segment in particular
There investment scheme is an absolute joke, you get a T-shirt, or access to streaming videos??? In other words they are looking for donations so they can profit in the future without giving their investors anything of any value.
BoronMoron: it is just you.
Its not just you Boron. It looks weird.
The T-Shirt should say "I invested in a successful aeronautics company and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt"
Kind of a fancy bi-plane.
A poor image above. Better ones at sight.
I doubt they can promise any of that except for better fuel consumption than a jet. A jet could take a lot of fuel at low speeds.
Boron, maybe you're assuming the top segments are rectangular and parallel to each other. If you look at the video, you'll see they're not and that the design is symmetrical.
P.S. you can do a perfectly symmetrical design in MSPaint. If there are any valid criticisms to the project, I doubt symmetry is one of them.
now plane are get cheaper and space development is coming to life . fantastic ,it is good to be a live.
They're just begging for money.