A pair of engineers in Romania have built a fantastic 'flying saucer' that actually works. The awesome-looking craft, dubbed the 'All-Directional Flying Object' (ADFO), is reportedly the brainchild of Razvan Sabie and Iosif Taposu. According to the duo, the recently unveiled working prototype represents the culmination of two decades of research and development.
As its name suggests, the 'flying saucer' boasts incredible maneuverability thanks to a dual propulsion system consisting of four vertically positioned fans and a pair of horizontally placed jet engines. Ironically, although the craft bears a striking resemblance to the iconic UFOs of yesteryear, its inventors say that they based the design on the airfoil of dolphins.
Check out a video of the ADFO taking to the skies at the Coast to Coast AM website.