A team of engineers from Maryland brought to life Leonardo da Vinci’s crazy aerial screw project drawn at the end of the XVe century.
There are in the United States, is very particular with its helical propellers. They come to remind imagined by at the end of the fifteenthe century. And for good reason ! They are totally inspired by it. While they were at first skeptical, it is with surprise that the researchers were able to take off and evolve the animated by its four rotors turning these screw-shaped propellers. The scientists were able to present their results at the conference in San José, California (USA) recently.and drone… The one designed by the team of
We are far from the experiments of the. Instead of , of the canvas of and leather is and you who was used to design this with a particular look. It is also the computer which allowed to optimize the design of the propellers to check their aerodynamic behavior.
Towards a flying taxi with an aerial screw?
The researchers also agreed that the formatwith its four rotors which ensure flight stability, is the only aircraft architecture to be able to exploit this helical shape of propellers. After these chip jumps as test flights, the researchers consider that their human-scaled technology could make it possible to a person without difficulties. Besides the fact of having been able to exploit an invention dating from the end of the 1480s, the researchers do not explain whether the use of these screw propellers makes it possible to optimize performance during the flight of the aircraft.