Air Oxyride 100-AA glider takes wing

Air Oxyride 100-AA glider takes wing: "Filed under: Transportation

Panasonic's Oxyride-powered glider took to the air for the first time this weekend, with Panny's blogger declaring only that 'it flew temporarily.' While this publicity stunt/college engineering project isn't going to revolutionize transportation or aviation (despite Panasonic's tagline that the project is the work of '21st Century Wright Brothers'), we still have to give props to Panny -- and especially the team at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. The idea of building a manned glider powered by 100 AAs may have sounded impossible, but they managed to pull it off.

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