Resurrected Prototype Plane Projects:
This is the Bugatti 100P Project. It was designed by Ettore Bugatti and Louis de Monge in 1938 for a race to take place in 1939, but he never finished the plane. Now there is a group diligently working on rebuilding his design. Well Mostly, they are using 2 Hayabusa Motors instead of a 1938 powerplant. The older plane (with the older motor) was theorized to reach a speed of 500mph, I would really like to see this team achieve that. Looks Amazing!
They took the first flight about a month ago (a brake failure landed the nose in swampy turf next to the runway though). Other than that the plane performed as designed (77 years ago!).
I can't wait to see more.
The U.S.A.F claims they are just a few years from functional laser weapons.