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See-Though Planes

Oriens Motorglider Concept

— July 17, 2008 — Autos
Remember the invisible plane Wonder Woman flew? The Oriens Motorglider is a wildly futuristic and innovative aircraft concept and its designer, Roland Cernat, has won first prize in Germany's Lucky Strike Junior Designer Award competition.

Cernat says he is “Reinventing the lifecycle of a plane” with the Oriens. He has designed it with a 'Cradle to Cradle' design philosophy whereas the plane is designed that it can be completely disassembled, and all of its parts recycled.

The plane is ecological in its energy use as well. The tops of the y-shaped tail and wings are covered with solar panels with power a zero emissions electric motor. When the plane is not under electric power, the propeller collapses inside the plane's nose so there is no turbulence while gliding. There is back up fuel engine for emergency use.

The Oriens' pilot would have an extraordinary flying experience looking through this aircraft's transparent polycarbonate body.
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