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Debra Cleghorn

World’s Fastest UAV: 248mph!

World’s Fastest UAV: 248mph!

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 […]
Coolest hand-launch EVER!

Coolest hand-launch EVER!

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… […]
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“Burrito Bomber” UAV delivers dinner!

“Burrito Bomber” UAV delivers dinner!

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 […]
Flight Club: James May sets records with a balsa plane

Flight Club: James May sets records with a balsa plane

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 […]
LEGO DRONE!

LEGO DRONE!

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 […]
Today in aviation history [VIDEO]

Today in aviation history [VIDEO]

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 […]
Meet Hexapod, the walking, flying robot

Meet Hexapod, the walking, flying robot

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, […]
A UAV equipped with an arm!

A UAV equipped with an arm!

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 […]
Drones to catch rhino poachers!

Drones to catch rhino poachers!

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?
RC Plane Program Helps Troubled Youth

RC Plane Program Helps Troubled Youth

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 […]
Crash-resistant robot can roll or fly! [VIDEO]

Crash-resistant robot can roll or fly! [VIDEO]

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 […]
X-47B arrives onboard USS Harry S Truman

X-47B arrives onboard USS Harry S Truman

After extensive tests on land, the 62-foot-span X-47B UAV arrived onboard an aircraft carrier for over-water flights. Check out the details and videos from from the U.S. Navy: The Navy hoisted an X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator on board USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Nov. 26, in preparation for an unmanned aircraft’s […]
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