The Puffin: A Personal Aircraft

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Puff, puff, Puffin and away!!!

NASA is developing an aerial vehicle that will probably come as close to the personal jet-pack we were looking forward to.  The “Puffin” features Vertical Takeoff and Landing, an electric engine, and a face-melting top speed of 300 miles per hour.  They are already fine tuning its performance values for military use:

The rather unusual-looking craft would be especially handy for military applications. Its extremely low heat signature would make it difficult to detect in the air, and the fact that it’s whisper quiet doesn’t hurt, either. (Video)

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