John McGinnis, a 47-year-old composite manufacturer, he taught himself fluid dynamics and aeronautical engineering over twenty years. His conceptual aircraft Synergy could be quieter, cheaper and at more than 40 mpg, up to three times as fuel-efficient. Watch the video…
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Synergy is a very advanced aircraft design that uses six important principles of drag reduction, including powered drag reduction, to provide a quiet, roomy, and fuel efficient modern aircraft experience.
“A nimble ‘fighter jet’ with one person… a stable limousine for up to six (!), the spacious Synergy Aircraft is the first example of an exciting new technology for fast, comfortable, fuel-sipping airplanes. Harmonizing six proven technologies for drag reduction at low cost, including Laminar Flow, Wake Propulsion, Open Thermodynamics, and Subsonic Area Ruling, Synergy uses its ‘high span efficiency’ and lightweight structure to reach speeds where its ‘powered drag reduction’ pays off in major efficiency gains.”
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