The full-size Concorde set world speed records, flying from New York to Paris in less than half the time of conventional airliners. This huge twin-turbine version was recently flown at Panoramaflugtag 2012 in Ohlsdorf, Germany, where it impressed onlookers with its speed and performance. Thanks to YouTube’s Klaus Enser for posting this video!
South Korea unveiled its latest unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that is the world’s fastest and also the world’s first remote-controlled aircraft capable of taking off and landing vertically. The aircraft has “tilt rotors,” meaning its rotary wings tilt, giving it a helicopter-like capability to vertically take off and land when its wings are facing upward, and […]
So you think gliders aren’t cool? This video will change your mind! Love that hand-launch technique & “inverted J-flip”!! This was posted by PGTS on Vimeo and sent to me by Dave Garwood. PGTS comments, “Enjoying Laurac and its great landscapes on this early morning, I tryed the new way of taking-off initiated by Steve Lange… […]
Hungry? This drone is ready to deliver dinner to your doorstep. A team of designers at Darwin Aerospace recently built the “Burrito Bomber,” a UAV outfitted with a release mechanism and autopilot controls, so it can take food orders and air drop them at a person’s location within minutes. Here’s the scoop from Gizmag: Using […]
James May of “Top Gear” fame has a series of shows called Toy Stories, and the latest edition features an RC plane that breaks a UK distance record! Here’s what the BBC has to say about the show, which you can watch in the video below. “In this epic Toy Stories Christmas special, James gets […]
Ed Scott, along with his sons Nicholas and Christoper, get the credit for this unique flyer! Equipped with a Go Pro camera, FPV video transmitter and even a GPS system, this Lego quadcopter is definitely not in the “toy” category. Ed writes: My son kept asking me to attach lego things that they made to my GAUI 330x […]
On December 20th, 1943, in the skies above war-torn Europe, two men – an American B-17 bomber pilot (Charlie) and a veteran German fighter ace (Franz) – met in what became one of World War II’s most unusual encounters. The American’s bomber was severely damaged and his crewmen were wounded. The German’s fighter was poised […]
No surprise that this insanely cool creation comes from a company called “Mad Lab Industries!” A cross between a quadcopter and a hexapod, this awesome robot can walk, fly, pick up items and even show off some slick dance moves. Get the inside story from the Mad Lab guys below, and don’t miss the videos, […]
DARPA just announced that they’ve successfully flown a UAV that’s equipped with a functioning robotic “arm”! In its stock configuration, the MLB V-Bat can take off, fly horizontally and then hover, tail-down, at its destination. Now equipped with the “arm,” it can move objects while hovering! Here’s the scoop from Gizmag‘s Ben Coxworth: “The DARPA […]
Google just announced plans to help the World Wildlife Fund buy drones that will fly over the endangered animals to take photos of poachers that can be used to catch and prosecute them. RC helps conservation … what could be better?
We love this story about how the Rotors and Props Hobby Club in Grovetown, Georgia is helping troubled youth to “fly right” — pun intended. Just in time for the holidays, this story by Valerie Rowell at the Columbia County News-Times will warm your heart. [Note: we’re tracking down this hobby club so we can […]
This hybrid flyer dubbed “HyTAQ” from the Robotics Lab at the Illinois Institute of Technology can fly over obstacles as well as roll on the ground when it’s too windy or to save on power. The quadcopter inside the cylinder is attached via shafts to the outer “wheels,” so it can roll in any direction. Darren Quick of Gizmag writes: “With the quadrotors providing […]