Monday, May 11, 2009

The Rutan Voyager

We upped the ante in the latest flying vehicle model by adding popsicle sticks to the cardboard innards. Leo put a coat of paint on it last night, but I also like how it looks raw.

The story of this plane is pretty far out. In 1986 it was the first plane to fly the 25,000 miles around the earth without stopping or refueling. It took the two pilots more than 9 days. They shared a cockpit as big as a phone booth. When they landed, at the same runway where they took off, they only had a few gallons of fuel left.

1 comment:

Penny said...

Wow. Those models are getting pretty sweet. He's gonna cherish those as an adult.