X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Plane with KFC Bucket Wings Actually Flies

by Conner Flynn
Advertisement

Wings? Who needs wings on a plane when you can have two greasy chicken buckets? YouTuber and supergeek Peter Sripol wanted to see if a plane could fly with KFC buckets for wings, so he set out to prove it. Surprisingly, it worked.

zoom in


This is not some late April Fool’s joke. The science behind it is sound. Cylinders or spheres can actually be used to create lift if you make them spin a bit. The phenomenon is called the Magnus Effect. A good example of this is when you drop a basketball off a roof with some backspin and the ball travels in a parabolic arc. And that’s all the science my brain can handle right now.

It took many failed designs, but eventually Sripol and his team built a plane that they can fly. The actual flight starts at around the 11-minute mark, and it stays in the air for a surprising amount of time. Man, I really hope KFC starts making some toy planes now.

[via Digg via Sploid]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling

The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling

The VFX of “I, Tonya”

The VFX of “I, Tonya”

German Rhapsody

German Rhapsody

Advertisement
2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Price and Specs Announced

2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Price and Specs Announced

6 Things You Need to Know About the All-New Ford Ranger

6 Things You Need to Know About the All-New Ford Ranger

BMW Special Edition M4 Convertible Edition 30 Jahre Heading to US

BMW Special Edition M4 Convertible Edition 30 Jahre Heading to US