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This real-life 'flying saucer' actually works

Posted on Thursday, 8 August, 2019 | Comment icon 17 comments

This flying saucer is the genuine article. Image Credit: YouTube / ADIFO / Razvan Sabie
Engineers in Romania have invented a genuine disc-shaped flying machine that can move in any direction.
Take a quick glance at footage of the All-Directional Flying Object (or ADIFO) in action and you'd be forgiven for thinking that this is some sort of elaborate fake or a clip from a sci-fi movie.

As it happens however, this remarkable machine is the real deal - an actual fully functioning flying saucer that can move in any direction, just like the objects described by countless UFO witnesses.

This one though didn't come from space - it was designed by inventor Razan Sabie and his partner Iosif Taposu - a former senior scientist at Romania's National Institute for Aerospatiale Research.

"The aerodynamics behind this aircraft [are] the result of more than two decades of work," said Sabie.

Like a quadcopter, ADIFO uses four ducted fans to handle "take-off, landing, and slow speed maneuvers" while two jet engines provide it with some serious horizontal thrust.

A pair of lateral thrust nozzles also enable it to turn quickly and push itself sideways.

Interestingly, Sabie maintains that the craft's disc shape makes it 'natural born' for supersonic flight.

You can check out ADIFO in action for yourself in the video below.

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Tags: ADIFO, UFO, Flying Saucer

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #8 Posted by stereologist on 9 August, 2019, 10:45
I modern jet has swept back wings for supersonic speed. This shape should increase drag since it cannot address that issue. Here is info on the Concorde and how it dealt with travel at supersonic speeds. Here is an issue that is not addressed in the saucer design.  
Comment icon #9 Posted by Timothy on 9 August, 2019, 12:10
@ChrLzs & @stereologist, we need to be given proof of concept. This is more like an initial patent.  A lot left lacking Electric-cars were never seriously thought to contend with naturally aspirated powerful engines, but they have. However there’s a lot of extra unknown tech needed to satisfy our curiosity of this ‘flying saucer’.  Maybe ‘storm Area 51’ will get it (I’M JOKING!!!!!!!). FFS I hope no idiots actually go through with it. Apparently hotels are booked out...
Comment icon #10 Posted by stereologist on 9 August, 2019, 12:50
It should be of interest to note that electric cars were common early in the development of cars.  
Comment icon #11 Posted by Timothy on 9 August, 2019, 13:09
They were, but only recently viable and amazing performance!
Comment icon #12 Posted by Timothy on 9 August, 2019, 13:11
@stereologist, if you win the lotto, please pay for twin turbo for my car, so it’s a bit of a sleeper. Or buy me a Nissan GTR Nismo 2020. That’ll keep me satisfied for a bit! Haha! I’m an idiot, I know!
Comment icon #13 Posted by Jon the frog on 10 August, 2019, 1:57
My son have a 30$ airhog millennium falcon doing the same moves than the drone flying on this video...
Comment icon #14 Posted by highdesert50 on 10 August, 2019, 13:33
Reminiscent of the 1950s Avro Canada VZ-9 that the military abandoned around 1960.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Free99 on 12 August, 2019, 2:55
They put allot a BS into a video that only shows a small drone in the shape of a saucer. This technology is nothing new. Build it to full scale and then prove all of the BS. My guess would be if it did anything it would be refueling every mile or two.
Comment icon #16 Posted by ChrLzs on 12 August, 2019, 4:35
As a slightly flippant, but entirely valid, aside - the saucer shape is great for frisbees, plates and hubcaps, as the spin gives them some gyroscopic stability and at lowish speeds their shape gives them some lift (but not much..). Amusingly, that's pretty much why frisbees, plates and hubcaps were the weapons of choice for the hoaxsters of the past. Oh, except Antonio Urzi, who was such a cheapskate he used buttons on top of glass..   Once you have a powered craft, get to higher speeds and want to put in a pilot and weapon systems - as they realised in the 50's & 60's - the saucer shape ... [More]
Comment icon #17 Posted by truthseeker68 on 16 August, 2019, 18:53
Basically an average Drone copter with a pretty shell around it to make it look like a UFO....pathetic really.

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