Turning KFC Buckets Into Airplane Wings

As we all know, airplanes fly through the sky using their wings to produce lift. These wings are shaped to cut through the air with a sort…

Hackster Staff
3 years ago

As we all know, airplanes fly through the sky using their wings to produce lift. These wings are shaped to cut through the air with a sort of half-teardrop shape causing a difference of airspeed between the two sides. Obviously, “wings” in the shape of large cylinders wouldn’t really work for this purpose. Or would they?

Due to something called the Magnus effect, if these cylinders are spinning, they can actually produce lift. In the video seen here, YouTuber “PeterSripol” (who you may recall from his earlier hydro fists project) demonstrates it using a remote control plane with KFC buckets as wings and dual propellers pulling it through the air.

As you might suspect, his journey towards a working airplane involves a lot of trial-and-error and crashing, but in the end, it’s a truly unique build!

[h/t Gizmodo]

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