Aviation

PREPARE FOR TAKEOFF

Among the many configurations being developed for future electric air taxis — everything from drone-like multirotor affairs to machines with both wings and tilting propellers — the gyrocopter might prove to be the most readily adaptable to the task, given its simplicity and known safety characteristics.

ORIGAMI AIRWAYS

The story circulating behind this paper plane says that two employees from the LA-based creative production company Wondros teamed up to build this flying machine out of recycled lunch wrappers. That phrase “LA-based creative production company” makes us think there’s a small chance that this is just some really clever CGI. Still, we want to believe.

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