A Plane Without Wings - The Story of The C.450 Coléoptère
The story of the French C.450 Coléoptère - a supersonic aircraft with a circular wing for vertical takeoff and landing.
Throughout the 1950s, aircraft designers around the world began developing a unique aircraft configuration, called a tail-sitter.
These planes rested on their tails and used engine power alone to lift off the ground before transitioning to vertical flight, and returning to land vertically once again on their tail.
It would allow aircraft to operate without runways.
But it was ahead of its time. Without fly-by-wire and stability augmentation, it proved too difficult to fly.
Flixxy editors search the internet daily to find the very best videos for you:
SELECTION: From over 3 million videos uploaded to YouTube daily, we select only a few videos to be added to the site daily.
PG RATING: Flixxy videos and comments are all PG rated. They are "Safe For All Ages" and "Safe For Work". Our content is uplifting.
SELECTED START AND END POINTS: Many of Flixxy's videos start late or end early. Lengthy introductions are skipped and we get right to the point.
CONCISE CAPTION AND DESCRIPTION: We don't use "click-bait." Your time is valuable, so we distill the information down to what you want to know.
FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER: Get the latest videos delivered to your inbox by subscribing to the FREE "Video of the Day" newsletter.