The aircraft equivalent is the Flettner airplane which uses spinning rotors instead of wings, which seems so bonkers counterintuitive:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flettner

Video of a working model one to show that this isn't just someone's bizarre fantasy youtube.com/watch?v=hlmvHfIAsz

Realised from watching the video that the way you steer it is by spinning one drum faster than the other. No need for ailerons

Flettner airplanes probably never caught on because if you happen to lose power to the spinning drums it drops out of the sky like a rock. lol. lmao

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"You can't just use spinning KFC buckets for wings"

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