A team of Japanese researchers have created a “train” with propellers and wings that “flies” along a track on the ground…

photo: Daily Mail

Essentially, this thing propels itself slightly above the ground, which is almost the same thing as the Landspeeder that Luke Skywalker used to buzz around Tattooine in the Star Wars movies.

Obviously, as the video below shows, this thing will require a lot of tweaking before we’re all scooting around on “levitating planes”, but it’s still one step closer to seeing this a reality.

Read more about the developments at the Daily Mail’s article, and watch the video below for more of an introduction.

 


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