Gallery: Ultralight 81 Pound Airplane to Attempt World Record For Human...


A team of Yamaha motorcycle designers have put their experience to the test in a new field by developing an ultralight airplane that’s powered by a simple set of pedals – just like your bike! Constructed from superlight polystyrene and carbon fiber, the plane weighs only 81 pounds despite a wingspan of 117 feet. Encouraged by mostly successful test flights, Team Aeroscepsy will attempt to set a new world record by flying Gokurakutombo (which means “happy-go-lucky” – and apparently also “happy dragonfly” in Japanese) 75 miles over the Pacific Ocean.

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1 Comment

  1. Bukar Yakubu June 23, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    i would like to construct my own thats why i got to this site now.
    please help to fulfill my dream in life.

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