Whether it's the seats, fenders, walls and even the cushions on board the aircraft, the entire device is made from hemp.
With a wingspan of nearly 11 meters, the aircraft can accommodate a pilot and four passengers. Plus, it runs on hemp oil made by Hempearth, the Hemp Jet-A Bio Fuel. The Canada-based company just finished building the very first aircraft made from hemp fiber.
The device is made of hemp fiber
In the words of Derek Kesek, CEO of Hempearth: “This project is our first trial with industrial hemp, and we plan to explore many other applications. Once we have established the structural tests and learned the lessons from this project, we will apply them to other forms of construction. This is the kind of future we want to build for all of us here on Earth. From there, there is no limit. "
The advantage of using hemp is that it is lighter in weight compared to traditional aerospace materials such as aluminum or fiberglass. As a result, the amount of fuel needed is less in order to get the airplane to take off and fly at high altitudes.
Another positive point is that hemp is not toxic, is more durable, and requires much less water and soil than other plants. Better yet, compared to steel or carbon fibers, hemp has almost no impact on the environment.
After making its maiden flight at Kitty Hawk in North Carolina, where the Wright brothers made the first flight in history, this aircraft will be on display at Wright Brother's Memorial.