Friday, September 16, 2016

Singapore Engineering Students Take to the Skies with an Electric Paraglider Trike



Engineering students in the Design-Centric Programme (DCP) at the National University of Singapore have been busy building a lightweight electric paraglider -- a vehicle envisioned as a clean, safe and simple way to get humans off the ground.

This project was developed at the behest of National Geographic, which requested the battery-powered flying machine to feature as part of their Machine Impossible show. The engineering team at NUS did not disappoint, successfully designing, building and flying what may be the world’s lightest electric paraglider trike, which they named The Delta.

In fact, the Delta is the lightest aircraft in the world that can take off and land with wheels, and while carrying an adult pilot - enough of a statement to get the attention of NatGeo.

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