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Is This the Strangest Plane Ever Developed By Nasa? The Pivoting 'Scissor' Wing Which Doomed the AD-1 to Stay Grounded


Science & Tech  (tags: plane, Nasa, technology, Ames-Dryden-1, aircraft, design )

Anna
- 2952 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
It looks like something out of the latest futuristic Hollywood blockbuster.But this rather odd-looking plane is in fact more than 30 years old.Developed by Nasa in the 1970s, the AD-1 - or Ames-Dryden-1 - was a research aircraft designed to investigate...



   

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Carol H (229)
Friday January 21, 2011, 4:31 am
noted, thanks Anna
 

Sarah G (109)
Friday January 21, 2011, 5:51 am
Interesting!
 

linda b (186)
Friday January 21, 2011, 8:57 am
Noted thanks Anna
 

Jeannette A (137)
Friday January 21, 2011, 9:16 am
This just reminds us that successful designs are hard won and often built on the backs of near-misses. Accomplished designs seldom spring full blown but come from a progression of projects that all have various measures of success. And there will always be room for improvement....
 

James F (5)
Friday January 21, 2011, 1:10 pm
More baffling than the aircraft is why the Daily Mail should suddenly consider this ancient story to be newsworthy.
 

Robert O (12)
Friday January 21, 2011, 1:16 pm
I don't know if it's the strangest developed by NASA, but it should rank up there.
 

Mary L (132)
Friday January 21, 2011, 6:28 pm
Awesome! Love history. Thanks Anna
 

Ann L (15)
Friday January 21, 2011, 6:30 pm
That is some plane. Shared and noted. Thanks
 

Bon L (0)
Friday January 21, 2011, 9:32 pm
Thanks for the info.
 
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