A Really Beautiful Plane Will Soon Take To The Skies
Kickstarter has given wings to a great number of amazing projects, and taking a beautiful plane concept (designed by Ettore Bugatti before World War II) to the skies is surely somewhere at the top of the list.
The aircraft, dubbed 100P, was conceived in 1939, built and getting ready for its maiden flight, when the war swept the country, pushing the idea of the Blue Wonder up in the sky to the dusty warehouse. The beautiful plane never made it to the skies and the original construction can now be seen in Oskosh’s EAA AirVenture Museum in Wisconsin.
Here comes the “but”: all is not lost. Actually, all is pretty much found. The Kickstarter project started by Air Force pilot Scotty Wilson has raised over 62, 000 for his ambitious project of reconstructing Bugatti’s plane and giving it the joy of flight. At this point in time, the plane is just about ready for take off, and we may soon be justifiably asking “What’s that in the sky?”, as we admire the blue aircraft ripping through the skies.
What is so special about the 100P?
The plane’s original design is the obvious item here, so we’ll skip through it and get right to the specs. Bugatti’s plane was a true wonder of its time. It had two engines that pushed concentric propellers in different directions. The plane’s V-shaped tail included air intakes, to keep the mechanism cool. The forward-swept wings give the plane its unique look, and in combination with the bright blue colour, the Blue Dream is a truly breathtaking sight.
There is no definitive date set yet for the plane’s first flight, but project backers will get access to a live stream of the action as soon as the plane takes off. It’s safe to guess that we won’t have to wait for much longer for the exciting event, as the first taxi tests have already been conducted successfully.
Visit the project’s Kickstarter page to follow all the latest developments. This is not something you would want to miss.