Meet EMILY, an RC lifeguard! It looks like a buoy but is actually a small watercraft fitted with a flotation device. It can travel at speeds of up to 22mph and reach swimmers in distress more quickly, and sometimes more safely, than a human lifeguard. Check out the video!
Get out of the way, ’cause that plane wants to FLY! The handiwork of father-and-son team Dave and Greg Hayfield, this monster 300+ (!) pound aircraft is powered by a 650cc Hirth engine spinning a 68-inch, 3-blade carbon-fiber prop. Hitec 805BB, 25kg servos are used throughout: 8 on the ailerons, 4 on the elevators, 2 [...]
Robotics engineers at MIT were able to program this plane to fly by itself in a parking garage, at speeds of up to 22mph, for almost 3 miles while it came within centimeters of obstacles! Anyone who’s ever flown in a tight space indoors will appreciate this amazing video. From the MIT news office: For decades, academic [...]
Did you ever imagine that the DA engine that you use on your latest project is also being used by military drones? Check out this story from David Whichner for the Arizona Daily Star. The story doesn’t mention the power system, but our friends at Desert Aircraft have confirmed that the Pyros uses a DA [...]
On August 8, 2012, this aircraft flew for the first time at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California. Called the “X-48C,” this is a scale model of of a heavy-lift, subsonic aircraft that has a blended-wing body. During its first flight, the remotely piloted plane flew for nine minutes [...]
The DeepFlight Super Falcon is a new breed of submarine that may be able to do underwater maneuvers like Immelmann tuns and barrel rolls to push the envelope in deep-sea exploration. And for just $5000, you can reserve a spot for a Lake Tahoe dive this October! Check out this article from DiscoveryNews.com. A new [...]
This impressive video of the last week’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin looks at the legendary airshow from the perspective of a nature documentary. If you like airplanes, I promise that this clip will make your day! Thank you to Aero-TV for producing and posting this gem.