The rolling harrier requires tremendous hand-eye coordination and quick reflexes just to fly it. While it’s true that the rolling harrier has a certain input rhythm and it will take some time to learn it. But once a pilot has mastered it, that same input can be applied to many other rolling harrier maneuvers. To make [...]
In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D’Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with algorithms that help them learn. In a series of nifty demos, D’Andrea show drones that play catch, balance and make decisions together — and watch out for an I-want-this-now demo of Kinect-controlled quads.
One of the easiest first 3D moves to master is the elevator. All you need to do is lower the throttle and let the plane come down, keeping it level by holding in some up-elevator. While it seems easy enough to do, it will take some practice to get it right. Check out the video and [...]
I had this sent to me and found it funny A woman was flying from Seattle to San Francisco. Unexpectedly, The plane was diverted to Sacramento along the way. The flight attendant explained that there would be a delay, and if the passengers wanted to get off the aircraft the plane would re-board in 50 [...]
One of the first maneuvers most of us learn is the loop, which can take a bit of practice but when you’ve mastered it, you’re eager for the next step. In this video, pilot Jason Benson shows you how to add two quarter rolls to give your loop that little bit extra. Check it out!
Learning new maneuvers is something that many pilots enjoy and is one of the reasons we like flying. Perfecting our craft and getting that aerobatic move down can take some time and will have a rather high learning curve. To simplify that learning curve and speed things along we have solicited the help of Jason [...]