Synergy could overhaul the personal aircraft

Date:20 June 2012 Tags:, , ,

Designer John McGinnis and his team think it’s time to overhaul the personal aircraft. They’ve designed Synergy – a curvaceous 5-seater featuring a multi-blade turboprop engine and an unusual double box tail, which it’s hoped will substantially reduce drag. So far, it exists only in the form of a quarter-scale flying model, but if all goes according to plan ““ and their Kickstarter fund-raising campaign er”¦ takes off ““ our air travel experience could soon be transformed beyond recognition. Or not.

Watch a video showing McGinnis and his team building the first full-scale prototype of his novel “double box tail” configuration…