The specialists of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology created the first aircraft, the power plant of which dispenses with moving elements like propellers. The model of the liner moved through the air to a distance of 60 meters.
The aircraft engine creates a powerful electric field that charges nitrogen ions. It is they who push the liner forward. The great advantage of this technology is the almost complete absence of noise, which in the future should increase the comfort of passengers. Also, such liners will be much more environmentally friendly than the current ones.
The plane weighs only 2.45 kilograms, the wingspan is five meters. In the near future, institute experts want to increase the range and speed of flight. To do this, you need to make a larger model of the liner.