Make It Real: About OpenSky project.

This project is inspired by the "Möwe", an imaginary aircraft which appears in Japanese comic / animated film “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” created by Hayao MIYAZAKI. This project’s aim is to build an actual aircraft based on the concept of "Möwe" and to fly it, as an experiment and artworks.

We are aiming at creating a similar aircraft that is capable of flying rather than reproduction of the aircraft in the film. Therefore, we have made certain changes in the design.
The “ M-02” and “ M-02J” were created in cooperation with Aircraft OLYMPOS, the only company in Japan that is able to design this type of aircraft.
https://www.ac-olympos.com

Studio Ghibli, Nibariki, Tokuma Shoten, and Hakuhodo Inc. have no connection with this project. In the event of accidents or other problems, Kazuhiko HACHIYA and PetWORKs are solely responsible.

Kazuhiko HACHIYA

M-02:the Prymary glider

M-02:the Primary glider
Production year 2004~2008
First flight 2006
Collection:21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art,Kanazawa

M-02J; the Jet powered glider
Production year 2006~2017
First flight 2013
courtesy of artist and PetWORKs

Make It Real: About OpenSky project.

OpenSky Chronicle 2003--2016.

Make It Real: About OpenSky project.

M-02J Specifications

Crew
乗員
1(Under 63kg with equipments)
Length
全長
8.8ft
2.67m
Wingspan
全幅
31.6ft
9.63m
Height
全高
4.5ft
1.36m
Wing area
翼面積
131ft2
12.2m2
Dry weight
機体重量
220 lb
100kg
Max takeoff weight
最大離陸重量
396 lb
180kg
Powerplant
動力
Jet Engine×1   Max thrust
NIKE :AMT Netherlands
176 lbf
80kgf

Performance

Maximum speed
最大速度
56mph  49kt
90km/h
Cruise speed
巡航速度
37〜50mph
60〜80km/h
Stall speed
失速速度
 27mph  23kt
43km/h
take-off distance
離陸距離
1092ft
330m
landing distance
着陸距離
1200ft
365m
maximum rate of rise
最大上昇率
8.2ft/s
2.5m/s
L/D
滑空比
10/1
10/1

Make It Real: About OpenSky project.

Make It Real: About OpenSky project.

Kazuhiko HACHIYA

Media Artist, Producer,Director,Test pilot of this project.

Born in Saga JAPAN, on 18th April 1966.

After graduating the Faculty of Visual Communication Design, the Kyushu Institute of Design (currently the School of Design, Kyushu University), Hachiya started his career by working for a consulting company followed by establishing his company PetWORKs Co., Ltd..

His works created are often devices with special functions, such as a series of communication tools "Inter Dis-communication Machine" or "PostPet",a jet-powered skateboard "Air Board", or a personal flight system "OpenSky".

Hachiya has been associate professor of Department of Inter Media Art, Tokyo University of the Arts since October 2010.

hachiya@petworks.co.jp
http://www.petworks.co.jp

Design, manufacturer
Aircraft OLYMPOS
https://www.ac-olympos.com