Inventor Vladimir Tatarenko has come up with a genius idea that could potentially avert some major disasters and save hundreds of lives in the future — an aeroplane that splits in two so that the cabin floats down to Earth while the engines and cockpit free-fall to destruction.
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Doesn’t sound like great news for the actual pilots — I guess they’d have to quickly jump into the cabin with everyone else before deploying the device.
Here’s how it works:
Vladimir, who’s been working on this idea for three years, says:
Surviving in a plane crash is possible. While aircraft engineers all over the world are trying to make planes safer, they can do nothing about the human factor.
The existing technology of using of Kevlar and carbon composites for fuselage, wings, flaps, spoilers, ailerons, tail will be used during the design.
It allows to partly compensate the weight of parachute system.
There’d also be rubber tubes implanted around the plane so it would not only cushion the landing, but keep the cabin afloat if it lands on water.
Good on the Russians for thinking outside the box on this one – definitely an improvement on that stupid anti-earthquake bed.