Here is a story pulled off the sUAS news site … cool stuff! Northrop Grumman Corporation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and NASA Dryden Flight Research Center have successfully completed a series of flight demonstrations, moving DARPA’s Autonomous High-Altitude Refueling (AHR) program closer to demonstrating the first autonomous aerial refueling between two unmanned, [...]
I found this to be rather cool, enjoy This video link is fresh (for the public). It was made just six weeks ago in the Atlantic, just off Newport News (Hampton Roads), Virginia … These are the latest sea trials the F-35B on the USS Wasp. They were very successful, with 74 VL’s (Vertical Launch) and STO’s [...]
Romancing the wind, with 3 kites…. outstanding! Ray Bethell performs a kite ballet to Flower Duet from Lakme by Delibes. Video by Robert Holbrook Notice that one kite is controlled by his right leg, the other two by his hands. Beautiful! Turn up your sound.
We got this rocking gas aerobat in for a review and our own Jason Benson got to fly it first. This plane is an excellent aerobatic machine that really travels light in the sky. If you get a chance to fly this bird, you should take it, and trust me, you will enjoy every minute [...]
Now that Drones look like RC planes, I guess the only area that can be improved is in the flying software. This latest release is really cool and it is unbelievable (and scary) just how exact drones can be program to fly. MAVinci will show new UAS Flight Planning Software features at INTERGEO MAVinci [...]
In the January Electric Flight column “Custom Corner,” we show you how to make a curved checkerboard design that you can easily apply to your aircraft. Here we show you how to add a standard checkerboard pattern to a wing. This design is a little simpler, but it still has a big impact on the color scheme. Enjoy. [...]
This last weekend I was able to attend a Scale Un-Contest down in Orange County, California, put on by the Scale Squadron of Southern California. The idea behind this contest was to duplicate an actual scale contest without any of the pressures. Participants were able to have their planes judged by certified scale judges and [...]