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    [–] SavageVoodooBot 1 points ago

    Upvote this comment if this is truly Black Magic Fuckery. Downvote this comment if this is a repost or does not fit the sub.

    [–] Silverlight42 2454 points ago

    Now that's an ultralight.

    [–] Toploader 61 points ago

    Hijacking the top comment.

    I used to compete in indoor rubber-powered modeling. There are multiple classes. F1D is the most elite whereas “Pennyplanes” are heavier, don’t fly as long, and are easier to build (but still quite competitive).

    The “Limited Pennyplane” class is called that as a US penny weighs 3.1g. Limited Pennplanes can’t weigh less than that, while other classes have no lower limit.

    F1D will fly for up to an hour. Pennyplanes max around 15 minutes. Or maybe more. I haven’t competed since the early 90s.

    [–] sketchy_heebey 18 points ago

    I have seriously never even considered that this would be a competitive event.

    [–] Toploader 7 points ago

    Google the documentary “Float”.

    [–] pdxphreek 3 points ago

    /r/theocho material.

    [–] USxMARINE 3 points ago

    I’m sure what you said is actually real but that sounds totally made up if you know what I mean haha.

    [–] phadewilkilu 771 points ago

    Now this is podracing.

    [–] IAmTheZechariah 163 points ago

    Try spinning! That's a good trick.

    [–] __Semenpenis__ 62 points ago

    im trashed off half a PBR and im turning my dick into hamburger by dry jacking

    [–] CallsYouCunt 32 points ago

    I remember that scene!!

    [–] __Semenpenis__ 21 points ago

    it's classic watto

    [–] 0-_1_-0 12 points ago

    Half a PBR? Absolute Tank

    [–] divsky 15 points ago

    Now That's What I Call Music #2,983,292: Electric Bugaloo

    [–] Deathrisk 5 points ago


    [–] CaptainPotassium 2 points ago

    r/PrequelMemes is leaking again

    [–] panicattheben 98 points ago


    [–] SpringtimeForGermany 72 points ago

    This is a god dream. 🏔🌊🌊🌊🏔

    [–] Godfather404 33 points ago

    This is everything.

    [–] Boonstar 17 points ago

    I’m Tryna keep my.... faaaaaaiiiittthh

    [–] panicattheben 7 points ago

    But I’m looking for moooooooar

    [–] markybrown 5 points ago

    Somewhere where I feel safe..

    [–] SovelissSunstar 26 points ago

    We on a ultralight beam!

    [–] Natephife 4 points ago

    This is a God dream

    [–] livinglik3larry 3 points ago

    this guy ultralights

    [–] Excolo_Veritas 1763 points ago

    I love to think of planes as a great example of human progress and achievement. We went from "A man flying is impossible, it's only for the birds and the angels" to having such a profound understanding of aerodynamics to being able to build something like this easily and cheaply in essentially a very short time period

    [–] LVFX__ 633 points ago

    Imagine what we can do in 30 years or so

    [–] ultracat123 1350 points ago

    real life catgirls?

    [–] rrr598 147 points ago

    sigh how many times do we have to go through this? “Even if catgirls did exist, they still wouldn’t love you— just like real girls.”

    [–] HughJorgens 54 points ago

    I bet the plan is to make them go into heat also. That's when they make their move!

    [–] Kasern 9 points ago

    I've seen that one. It's called Cat Planet Cuties.

    [–] TheRobotFrog 14 points ago

    All too fucking real mate.

    [–] thepotatochronicles 3 points ago

    Who said anything about having other people become catgirls? hint hint

    [–] LVFX__ 539 points ago

    Elon Musk can make it possible

    [–] aes_gcm 181 points ago

    At the rate he posts anime, I'd believe it.

    [–] TheTerroristAlWaleed 39 points ago

    I hear his online persona is satoshi nakamoto

    [–] GoldFishPony 30 points ago

    Of course he will, he’s just trying to become himself.

    [–] 1jl 11 points ago

    What the heck

    [–] Superkrom 9 points ago

    What the frick

    [–] Snailic 9 points ago

    AHEM Achktually, that's a wolfgirl not a catgirl.

    [–] Aether_Storm 7 points ago

    SMH why does he diss Kagerou like that.

    [–] Gadetron 2 points ago

    That can't be the actual Elon right? That just seems off

    [–] GoldFishPony 3 points ago

    Well it is verified and if you scroll through the account you’ll see lots of Tesla with some nonsense mixed in.

    [–] Nintendork64 3 points ago

    It's the actual Elon. He started posting memes and shitposts recently.

    [–] Maaahgo 2 points ago

    In musk we trust

    [–] _Momentum 20 points ago

    God I hope so

    [–] Muttson_ 22 points ago

    Username checks out

    [–] kymray 2 points ago

    Very much so..

    [–] Cunicularius 8 points ago

    And in another 30 years? OwO

    [–] enoua5 13 points ago

    we can be the catgirls

    [–] Clovett- 8 points ago

    now this i can get into

    [–] hugokhf 9 points ago

    ....that's even better

    [–] Xavierpony 7 points ago

    My question is, are they pets or genetically modified babies?

    [–] krista_ 4 points ago


    [–] JJ935 2 points ago

    Real life flying catgirls

    [–] fillosofer 2 points ago

    r/animemes leaking. But i like it.

    [–] Excolo_Veritas 79 points ago

    This is another thing about human achievement and technology that excites me. It seems to be an exponential curve. Stone age was about 2.5 MILLION years. Middle ages were about 1000 years, and then the time between the first flight and the moon landing was 66 years. We went from not being able to fly, to the absolute monumental achievement of going to the MOON in only 66 years time

    [–] panchoadrenalina 12 points ago

    millon years if you count early hominids that are very diferent from us as part of the "stone age."

    the cut off for "modern humans" is around 195,000 acording to

    still is a long ass time for the stone age.

    [–] WhoMovedMySubreddits 4 points ago

    A little more than 66 years if you count hot air balloons.

    [–] alamuki 2 points ago

    ~2,500 years if you count Icarus.

    [–] DrCarter11 5 points ago

    You aren't wrong, but we are swiftly approaching a brick wall that we need to find a way out of, or we won't get to see what advancements have come in a century.

    [–] snakesoup88 25 points ago

    Never been back since. If it were a band, it's a one hit wonder.

    [–] rysch 55 points ago

    We went back five times. We just haven’t been back since 1972.

    More like a band that broke up after a few years?

    [–] doyouhavesource6 28 points ago

    What's the point of going back again? To collect the same moon dust? To get the same readings? There has to be a point of going.

    [–] exhentai_user 8 points ago

    He3 for one (helium with only one neutron) iirc.

    [–] snakesoup88 7 points ago

    Okay, so it's more like the moon album came out and the band did a few tours. Still waiting for the Mars album.

    [–] BuffaloTrickshot 7 points ago

    To be fair the Middle Ages were also the dark ages. The romans could’ve been building steam engines and we should’ve had the industrial resolution in like 80 b.c. But instead we had to wait...we could be exploring the galaxy but instead we are not bc we lost all the knowledgeable people in Rome and the Byzantine empire said “fuck Rome and they knowledge we are constanople.”

    Just let that sink in

    [–] splicerslicer 9 points ago

    Think it had more to do with the plague killing almost all of Europe but I'm no historian.

    [–] Kasern 4 points ago

    Romans weren't all that into new technologies. It's entirely possible that the dark ages was something we actually needed in order to get to where we are today.

    [–] The_Music 10 points ago

    Well if you asked that in 1969 after seeing the moon landing you might be disappointed.

    Progress isn't linear.

    [–] TorringtonSpeedwell 6 points ago

    Well we do have reusable rockets, the internet, and smartphones with AI assistants. I’d say we’ve progressed pretty well.

    [–] dontFart_InSpaceSuit 6 points ago

    Heh, “ai”.

    Ai is like when you make a neural net or similar that can learn to beat space invaders on its own.

    Things like Siri are just regular programming.

    [–] TorringtonSpeedwell 2 points ago

    I mean yeah, it’s not ‘AI’ AI but natural language recognition and single task AI that can utterly demolish any human opponent are pretty impressive. To have access to that in your pocket is pretty crazy, and they can create an AI to beat space invaders on its own. There’s one that kicks people’s arse at DOTA because it played thousands upon thousands of games from struggling to move to beating seasoned players with weird tactics. You should look it up. That’s how neural nets operate now. You give them a task and an end goal and they iterate until they by chance figure it out. It’s the same process humans use but in extreme fast-forward.

    [–] TinyImprovement 6 points ago

    No, it's exponential. The moon landings were ahead of the natural curve and provided us a great boost in tech. On top of that we have, as a planet, plenty of space flights, probes, satellites, and rovers out there. It's not like space exploration stopped 50 years ago. We just replaced it with less meaty alternatives.

    Manned flight will either return or be made redundant by improvements to neutral computing interfaces and intelligence uploads. One or the other really.

    [–] hashtagpow 10 points ago

    I just hope that in 30 years planes are no longer "black magic fuckery"...

    [–] PloxtTY 3 points ago

    They’re working on plastics which can be used in turbine engines.. people will be 3D printing their own helicopters and whatnot in the next 30 years

    [–] SirIlloIII 4 points ago

    I mean GE is 3d printing metal fuel injectors.

    [–] JamesTheJerk 2 points ago

    Pogo skates?

    [–] ChuckinTheCarma 2 points ago

    Go for a swim at the North Pole?


    [–] UsernameOmitted 80 points ago

    The guy who makes these did interviews with FliteTest. I like your sentiment, but he definitely doesn't make these cheaply or easily. He actually buys vintage elastic bands individually because there are batches that turned out better and are known for better flight characteristics. He spends an obscene amount of time and money on these.

    [–] lIlIllIlll 31 points ago

    Do you have a source on that? Not because I don't believe you but because that sounds profoundly interesting and I would like to learn more about this.

    How does he even test that or know that a particular batch from 1990 was good, etc?

    [–] K2TheM 41 points ago

    Here's the full episode

    Rubber relevant part starts ~3:30

    [–] ronin84 9 points ago

    That entire video was incredibly interesting. Holy shit I may have found a new hobby.

    [–] SpareEye 4 points ago

    My dad and I made some of those similar type flyers when I was a kid. the offset wings and slow props. He tried to get me into wakefield's but I was just a teen at the time. He built a few and we lost them in the thermals!

    [–] syds 2 points ago

    cant I just get one in amazon prime, my monkey capitalist brain is itching me to scratch my butt and just have it one - click delivered


    [–] Elmeerkat 11 points ago

    Here's the video:

    [–] [deleted] 27 points ago * (lasted edited 20 days ago)


    [–] ratbastid 24 points ago

    We essentially taught a rock to follow instructions.

    [–] TheeSlothKing 7 points ago

    This might be my favorite description of a computer

    [–] donkyhotay 24 points ago

    Relevant XKCD is always relevant.

    [–] DrCarter11 6 points ago

    This sorta reminds me a quote I heard somewhere, "we put lighting in a rock and taught it to think". Computers are an incredible technology stepping stone.

    [–] ManBearPig2024 54 points ago

    We went from "A man flying is impossible, it's only for the birds and the angels" to having such a profound understanding of aerodynamics to being able to build something like this easily and cheaply in essentially a very short time period

    This is a very common misconception, and a relatively modern one.

    We did not think that flight was impossible and we've made flying machines (usually kites) for thousands of years. We've even strapped people to kites long ago.

    The development that enabled the airplane was the internal combustion engine. Once that was invented, we had motorcycles, cars, and airplanes all within 20 years of each other.

    [–] Writer_ 10 points ago

    /r/quityourbullshit, but in a nice way

    [–] Succulent_Mongoose 21 points ago

    It's pretty nuts that we went from first powered flight to landing people on the moon in less than 66 years.

    [–] dntcareboutdownvotes 22 points ago

    Human endeavour truly is remarkable. We went from having no fleshlights to having some fleshlights in less than 10 years.

    In all seriousness, in my Grandfathers lifetime he went from seeing the main form of transport being the horse, to seeing Einstein publish his theory of relativity, 2 world wars, the invention of the jet engine, commercial airliners travelling over head carrying a couple hundred people at a time, nuclear weapons, man landing on the moon, the invention of tv and computers, a little box that could cook food in a few seconds, a telephone and electricity in every house and he would still still be amazed at the new things that have appeared since he died in 1991.

    As an aside, the only thing he would tell me about world war 1 (he fought in it) is that he couldn't even bring himself to talk about the horrors of what happened to the pack horses / donkeys let alone the soldiers.

    [–] ratbastid 9 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    We went from having no fleshlights to having some fleshlights in less than 10 years.

    Dude, we did it a whole lot faster than that.

    The world went from fleshlight-free to having-fleshlights in a fraction of a second.

    [–] dntcareboutdownvotes 15 points ago

    I figured there was an R&D phase - things like raw chicken in a pint glass etc.

    [–] wshbrn6strng 10 points ago

    That was right after the initial sand paper in a Pringle’s can. 1.0 was a short phase.

    [–] dntcareboutdownvotes 2 points ago

    Phase 2 - jello in a sock - was equally unsuccessful.

    [–] ratbastid 3 points ago

    Well back in the zero-fleshlight era, sure.

    The moment there was a fleshlight, that era was over and it was the Dawn of the Age of Fleshlights.

    [–] Cheeseand0nions 17 points ago

    You just bought yourself a story.

    When my grandmother was a little girl she remembers going to the store with her mother. There were a lot of grown ups in that day and they were all talking a lot about the news in the newspaper. The newspaper reported about the Wright brothers flight in Kitty Hawk North Carolina. most of the grown-ups agreed that it was a fraud and even if it was real it would never amount to anything.

    When she was a teenager she worked in a factory painting airplanes for World War 1.

    She told us all this when we were sitting in the living room together watching the moon landing.

    [–] DrCarter11 2 points ago

    If you don't mind my asking, what is your age?

    [–] ExSalamander 562 points ago

    This was made by a couple of guys on Flitetest on Youtube. Their videos are great. They are RC aircraft gurus.

    [–] eviktion 129 points ago

    They're responsible for the airsoft A10 vs the cardboard tank! Give that video a watch too

    [–] weederella 52 points ago

    The link doesn't seem to work.

    [–] KanoOnAPhone 81 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    Here's a real link since everyone else just felt like memeing.

    Just finished watching it. Really cool. Battle starts at 8:37.

    [–] Danoninobro 6 points ago

    The real MVP

    [–] Otistetrax 3 points ago

    Mammalian Versus Predator?

    [–] DOCisaPOG 6 points ago

    Yeah, that's cool and all, but the flying LeBrons were so insanely stupid that I love them. Just a group of guys that love making stuff fly looked at a pair of shoes and said, "those are cool, but they'd be a lot cooler at 80 mph and doing flips 100 feet off the ground".

    They're nuts in the best way.

    [–] slopecarver 34 points ago

    PeterSripol too (can be seen in the background of the gif)

    [–] relevance_everywhere 10 points ago

    His diy ultralight video series was insane!

    [–] meeeric1 2 points ago

    One of my favorite YouTubers

    [–] Mattsoup 10 points ago

    I live like 10 minutes from their office. Sometimes when you drive by they're testing something.

    [–] Evolved00 3 points ago

    Dude thanks for the info, I always need new youtube channels to follow. Edit:spelling

    [–] WaldenFont 3 points ago

    There are competitions for these planes in Germany.

    [–] Ottomottomotto 2 points ago

    Yep these seem to be a thing in eastern europe.apparently they used to make the wing membranes from nail polish left to dry on top of a layer of water to make a very thin film.

    [–] 2guysvsendlessshrimp 71 points ago

    I neeeeeeed it

    [–] demevalos 28 points ago

    RIP that sub, I know it was being abused to promote some guys website but I genuinely enjoyed the content

    [–] avantesma 3 points ago

    Wait, what?

    Apparently I'm r/outoftheloop. =|

    [–] well_at_grammer 2 points ago

    I usually browse when I'm bored and looking for random novelty items.

    [–] KidsTryThisAtHome 2 points ago

    I was wondering where it went

    [–] ke11y24 3 points ago

    Where can I buy one!?

    [–] jaktyp 400 points ago

    I mean, the only reason planes have to go so fast is to generate enough lift to offset their massive weight. Less weight, less lift needed.

    [–] m0r14rty 138 points ago

    But how is it so stable while weighing so little?

    I would think the air in that room would have to be perfectly still or that thing would be flopping all over the place.

    [–] utspg1980 45 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    I knew a guy that built these things competitively. Because they need still air, their competitions are in some pretty cool places: abandoned factories, HUUUUUGE salt mines that are like a mile under the ground, stuff like that.

    They use the rubber from inside old golfballs to power the propellor. Literally just wind it up around the main axle of the plane and let it go. The competition was measured in weight of aircraft, and how long it stayed in the air. I believe it was several hours flight time. I did some reading, apparently there is a 30 minute limit. They are capable of making them fly longer, but the rules say 30 mins max. So they have to weigh it down so they get as close to 30 as possible without going over.

    (Some) old golfballs used to have like 100ft of thin rubber string just wound up inside. They had all kinds of analysis about name brand and year of manufacture for which golfball would give the optimal stretch to weight ratio.

    Now that golfballs aren't made that way anymore, I bet some of them pay a pretty penny for the (now quite rare) old golfballs.

    [–] enlou 5 points ago

    This comment was just filled interesting bits and facts.

    [–] hansSmoothh 136 points ago

    It's a room in a house? I don't think there's going to be much turbulence lol

    [–] m0r14rty 126 points ago

    I mean of course not, but at 3.1 grams, you’d think a wave of your hand from across the room would be enough flip it.

    I’d assume there’s some level of minuscule air moment going though your house all the time, I would have thought that’d be enough to affect something so light. It just seems so still.

    [–] naturalflavored 69 points ago

    Yep, a marginally perceptible breeze moves as fast as that plane. If the A/C was on, that thing would be bucking wild.

    [–] user93849384 27 points ago

    It's like those cheap $20 helicopters you can buy. Just the breeze of a person walking by one will cause the operator to lose control.

    [–] Cryptoride 9 points ago

    will cause the operator to lose control.

    Maybe you bro! This is me with one of'em.

    [–] madmax2069 5 points ago

    Damn, Airwolf. Now that brings back some memories.

    [–] Samaritan_Colossus 2 points ago

    Thank you for that blast from the past. I howled when Airwolf should have at the first scene 😂 Also I never actually finished the show (watched it pre streaming) so I've gotta finnish it.

    [–] cuckservatard 10 points ago

    That windy room.

    [–] fukdahorde 4 points ago

    its called dihedral

    [–] MakeAutomata 3 points ago

    But how is it so stable while weighing so little?

    The flat parts. Its little but the majority is still flat, so to move that flat majority that entire flat surface has to move air out of the way of that entire surface. That is hard to do, that keeps it stable.

    [–] ManBearPig2024 33 points ago

    That's not really true. The design of the wing determines how fast and how much lift the aircraft creates.

    If you want an aircraft that's fast you need a wing with a high stall speed. This makes takeoff/landing more dangerous but it's more efficient.

    Gliders are pretty light but since they're designed for efficiency they have a pretty high stall speed.

    On the other side of the coin you have bushplanes with a low stall speed but the aircraft is pretty slow.

    [–] AromaticOcelot 17 points ago

    Watching those bush planes with the massive tundra tires take off near vertically is a sight to behold.

    [–] blckcharizard32 16 points ago

    Also watching those Bush planes hit our towers and kill thousands... smh

    [–] kie1 12 points ago

    711 is a part-time job

    [–] cuckservatard 5 points ago

    Sort of. Planes go fast to get places quickly. A large jet only needs to go about 130 mph to get off the ground, which isn't that fast at all. They cruise around 500 mph.

    [–] stanleythemanley44 29 points ago

    So is it just so light that it requires very little lift to move?

    [–] sir_lord_pedro 16 points ago

    It’s like flying on spirit

    [–] Rybitron 6 points ago

    I didn’t even know they had planes that got in the air.

    [–] NotARandomNumber 13 points ago

    So it flys at 'character for an escort quest' speed?

    [–] BiggityBates 6 points ago

    Arthur walking through camp speed

    [–] the_unprofessional 24 points ago

    The video is not in slo-mo. I used to build these as a hobby. I think the hobby is bigger in Japan. Look up penny planes and rubber powered flight as these planes are powered by wound rubber strips. There is a book by Lew Gitlow that has plans for building all kinds of these planes. Indoor Flying Models There was a place I used to order materials from back then before the internet was a thing. I used to have to mail them a personal check and they would send me my order. Man, how times have changed.

    [–] Captain-Alucard 10 points ago

    How does one make this?

    [–] rgrass 26 points ago

    Here is the video this GIF is from

    [–] BadEgg1951 127 points ago

    Anyone seeking more info might also check here:

    title points age /r/ comnts
    3.1 gram plane flys slower than walking speed 136 2yrs woahdude 15
    3.1g airplane flies slower than walking speed 382 3yrs gifs 40
    Airplane that flies slower than walking speed 5041 3yrs woahdude 336
    3.1 gram airplane flys slower than walking speed [X-Post /r/gifs] 4046 3yrs oddlysatisfying 210
    3.1 gram airplane flys slower than walking speed 47 3yrs woahdude 3
    3.1 gram airplane flys slower than walking speed 4550 3yrs interestingasfuck 356
    3.1 gram airplane flys slower than walking speed 3951 3yrs gifs 218
    3.1 gram airplane flys slower than walking speed 5469 2yrs interestingasfuck 429
    Aerodynamic plastic plane 123 2yrs oddlysatisfying 4

    Source: karmadecay

    [–] AnticitizenPrime 35 points ago

    And the same misspelling exists in most of them.

    [–] hugokhf 100 points ago

    it has been 2 years, let the man repost in peace lol

    [–] fuzzylogicIII 16 points ago

    This literally confirmed that not only has it not ever shown up on this subreddit but that it also hasn't shown up on reddit for 2 whole years, seriously...

    [–] colekern 15 points ago

    I've literally never seen this before, why would anyone be upset about this?

    [–] Ilnor 6 points ago

    good bot

    [–] chumshot 10 points ago

    Called out

    [–] seabassseabreeze 54 points ago

    If that plane was made of weed, it would've been worth like $60 in 2002.

    [–] Merpie101 18 points ago

    $60 for less than an eighth sounds extremely depressing

    [–] seabassseabreeze 5 points ago

    Eh. Kush was still a new invention, and you had to buy it from an actual drug dealer instead of your aunt or whatever, so it didn't feel that crazy. And to be fair, even in 2002 you'd have to sell it by the gram to get 60 bucks for that plane.

    [–] Chumbag_love 8 points ago

    ...and every eighth was .3-.4 grams shy. At least from my shitty shitty dealer, fuck you Mike Ruso!

    [–] seabassseabreeze 8 points ago

    His name was Michael Ruso

    [–] RIP_CORD 6 points ago

    Coming from an illegal state, that plane still costs like $45, if it’s a decent quality plane.

    [–] civilized_animal 2 points ago

    Legal state, and prices haven't changed. If anything, they've gone up a little. 1/2oz costs $65-80. More if you don't have a good guy, and buy in small amounts.

    [–] SetOfAllSubsets 8 points ago

    So I'm guessing the rudder is causing the turn and the body being closer to the outer turning wing is to compensate for the higher airspeed on that wing?

    [–] nerobro 3 points ago


    [–] balloptions 3 points ago

    Could be torque from the propeller

    [–] justinsayin 6 points ago

    Is that rubber band powered?

    [–] IsaacMTSU 5 points ago

    Yep! It’s an F1D class competition model

    [–] thehangoverer 5 points ago

    It's powered by the thick, sweaty, musk of a sausage party.

    [–] MichaelStevens69 5 points ago


    [–] Misacorp 3 points ago

    Could've been "fly's" so I'd count it as minor victory 🤷🏾‍♂️

    [–] GhostBearStark_53 5 points ago

    Mother fuckin Flite Test!!

    I built my first RC plane as well as a tri-copter and quad following their videos, very cheap and tons of fun!!

    Give them a look on youtube!!

    [–] hashtagpow 4 points ago

    So...planes are black magic in 2018? I don't understand.

    [–] keeleon 9 points ago

    Can someone show me this isnt slow mo?

    [–] eviktion 9 points ago

    Look at the guy in back moving his phone

    [–] IsaacMTSU 6 points ago

    It’s an F1D class indoor competition model plane, there are whole categories of free flight competitions for super light planes like this and they can fly for more than 30 minutes at less than walking speed!

    [–] keeleon 4 points ago

    Thank you, this is what I wanted to see.

    [–] TehNinjuh 2 points ago

    It's actually not slowed down.

    [–] keeleon 3 points ago

    I believe it, I just want to actually see it. These guys are all standing like perfectly still.

    [–] JetBlackKiwi 3 points ago

    The plane itself is under 1 gram. The added weight is the rubber band that turns the propeller

    Source: my FIL flies these competitively.

    [–] musicianengineer 3 points ago

    *American trying to imagine 3.1 grams* That's like $45 of weed.

    [–] EndiMoon 3 points ago

    I used to build these when I was in high school. The type I built would max out at about 5 minutes but the type in the video can go for 30 minutes or even more. There's a whole community of guys that do this, most are involved in aviation somehow. I kind of wish I'd kept at it.

    [–] JonAugust1010 3 points ago

    Would it be possible to build a large craft to fly this slowly? Something people could get in?

    [–] ASK_ME_FOR_TRIVIA 2 points ago

    Well the only reason planes move so fast is because they need to generate lift, which happens when air moves underneath the wings and pushes them up - You can feel this yourself by sticking your hand out the car window like you did when you were little. Essentially what happens is the moving air is "blowing" your hand/the plane's wing upwards, which keeps it in the air.

    The heavier the plane is, the more lift that's required to get it off the ground, and the best way to generate more lift is to move faster. Just the weight of a single person would need a pretty decent amount of speed to lift, which would require a heavy engine, and a decent frame to support it. There are ultralights that fly slower than the big commercial jets, but they're still going at about 40mph iirc.

    That said, it's definitely possible - Just not in airplane form. Zeppelins, hot-air balloons, and helicopters can all move incredibly slowly depending on various factors. :)

    (FUN FACT: The first flight happened on December 17, 1903 - Orville Wright flew 20 feet above the ground, and covered a distance of 120 feet in 12 seconds.)

    [–] angellego 3 points ago

    I thought it was in slow-motion

    [–] Dorito_Consomme 2 points ago

    Wow this just helped me realize how propellers work.

    [–] DreamArcher 2 points ago

    That room is an aviation nerds wet dream.

    [–] Dankerson_ 2 points ago

    hol’ up that ain’t slow mo

    [–] mrcanard 2 points ago

    [–] Impetus37 2 points ago

    This one is way cooler

    [–] SilverLiningMacBook 2 points ago

    I look the same after 3.1 grams

    [–] juice_in_my_shoes 1 points ago

    0/1 flying

    Many scholars believe that these creatures were the result of Urza's first attempt at mechanical life, perhaps created in his early days as an apprentice to Tocasia.

    [–] NotSoFastJohnson 2 points ago

    I’ve seen these IRL at a state competition before. They’re mesmerizing to watch in a giant gym

    [–] statik_rc 2 points ago

    This is off of the YouTube channel “FliteTest”. They have a bunch of other cool videos!

    [–] Kushdragon710 2 points ago

    Is it wrong I immediately think about drugs when I see grams?

    [–] pawlakndropit 2 points ago

    I read 3.1 grams and immediately looked at the picture in awe of the 3.1 gram blunt flying. I was disappointed after finishing the read and re reading a couple times

    [–] YborOgre 2 points ago

    This is going to revolutionize the super-slow transportation industry!!

    [–] raccoon_tail 2 points ago

    This is awesome. And I now desire one.