posted on Apr, 1 2005 @ 05:02 PM
You bring up a great point on design.
If people are unable or unwilling to get over the familiar with design, there will never be advances in efficiency in aeronautics.
Personally, I think most planes (with some exceptions) are alright to look at, excepting the fighter planes and exotics. This design is meant to offer
the possibility of more people having their own plane that takes off and lands in a small place. Looks wouldn't keep me from accepting a new
technology capable of delivering vertical takeoff (potentially) and using a substantially decreased amount of horsepower.
Besides, should the concept pass testing, there are ALWAYS a myriad of variations on a design that will come up. First invention, then innovation.
For example, the nacelle and the multitude of vehicles based on that lifting motor.