Category Archives: AIRCRAFT

Aircraft is basically all things that flies, including Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. Toys & Hobbies not included.

This ‘Drone Car’ Might Just Be What Congested Cities Need

It aims to be a ‘car’ that can skip the annoying traffic jam, but Koncepto Millenya is basically a huge-ass drone that sits one and so, dancer/backyard inventor Kyxz Mendiola (who I pretty sure the first name isn’t his real name) decided to call his invention a ‘drone car’. Mendiola is the founding member of Philippines-based international dance group called Philippine Allstars and so, I am guessing no one would have thought a dancer would ever succeed in this ambitious endeavor which started six years ago. So yeah, Mendiola is a dancer-turn-amateur engineer. Continue reading This ‘Drone Car’ Might Just Be What Congested Cities Need

Lee Rosario Literally Takes ‘Amphibious’ To The Next Level Of High

I am sure you know what an ‘amphibious vehicle’ is. In the automotive world, it means a vehicle capable of traversing the water and land, and vice versa, seamlessly, but Lee Rosario’s Hyperlight Aeros takes the meaning of ‘amphibious’ to the next level of high. To be more precise, the designer’s concept of ‘amphibious’ is taking it from under the water, as a submarine, straight into the air as an aircraft. Seriously, dude, this is 100% science fiction, but I absolutely love it! Continue reading Lee Rosario Literally Takes ‘Amphibious’ To The Next Level Of High

Aston Martin Wants To Fly Into The Future With Volante Vision Concept

In addition to dreaming up its own “flying taxi,” aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce is also working with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions, Cranfield University and UK’s luxury sports car marque, Aston Martin, on a “near future study” that explores autonomous hybrid-electric flying vehicle suitable for urban and inter-city air travel. Yes. You heard that right. Aston Martin is speeding ahead of its fellow automakers and jumping straight into the exploration of personal air transport to enable you to skip the congestion happening on the ground. Continue reading Aston Martin Wants To Fly Into The Future With Volante Vision Concept

Chinese Inventor Plans To Take His “Hoverbike” On A 3,400 Mi Journey

Colin Furze did it. Hoversurf did it too and even got it to be used by Dubai law enforcement department, and so did a bunch of others. We are talking about hoverbike, AKA drone bike. Recently, one Chinese inventor Zhao Deli, a drone technician by trade, joins the growing enthusiast-built flying motorcycles with a pretty ambitious plan. Deli has devoted the last two years, building and testing his four-rotor flying rig which, after 1,564 test flights, he think it is ready to take his flying contraption on a 3,400 miles (5,471 km) expedition along China’s Yellow River. Continue reading Chinese Inventor Plans To Take His “Hoverbike” On A 3,400 Mi Journey

Airbus BelugaXL Super Transporter Completes Maiden Flight With A Smile

This is BelugaXL, the next-generation Airbus super transport destined to replace the original Beluga inducted into service in the mid 90s. Based on the Airbus A330-200 Freighter, the BelugaXL touts 30 percent more capacity and 12 percent bump in payload over its predecessor. So, what’s so special about this supersized cargo plane? Obviously, a huge hump on a plane is not new; we have seen it since 1980s (remember the Super Guppy?). Continue reading Airbus BelugaXL Super Transporter Completes Maiden Flight With A Smile

Opener Unveiled BlackFly Flying Car, But It Really Is An Ultralight Aircraft

According to Wikipedia, a flying car is “a type of personal air vehicle or ‘roadable’ aircraft that provides door-to-door transportation by both ground and air.” So, what really is a flying car? My definition would be a car-like vehicle that flies. Whether or not it is roadable is non-consequential (think Fifth Element). But I guess my definition is not quite the reality because, a flying car is essentially a personal air transportation device as proven by Opener’s BlackFly. Continue reading Opener Unveiled BlackFly Flying Car, But It Really Is An Ultralight Aircraft

Rolls-Royce’s Idea Of Flying Taxi Is One That Has Rotors That Folds Away

Lets face it. The Fifth Element kind of flying cars is not going to realize anytime soon. Instead, you are looking at more conventional “fly cars” such as this one proposed by Rolls-Royce. The aircraft engine maker unveiled this concept personal air transportation at Farnborough Airshow. As you can see, it is a VTOL, short for vertical take-off and landing, and it is electric, hence the acronym EVTOL. Rolls-Royce said its proposed EVTOL could be use as a personal transport, public transport, logistics and adaptable to military applications. Continue reading Rolls-Royce’s Idea Of Flying Taxi Is One That Has Rotors That Folds Away

Airbus’ Idea Of Passengers’ Comfort Is Letting Them Sleep In The Cargo Area

Airbus is relentless when it comes to “optimizing use of the available space” and it, apparently, goes beyond the passenger cabin – to the cargo hold area. Yup. That’s right. If Airbus have its way, by 2020, airlines will have passengers in the belly of the flying tin can too. But not to worry, it will nothing like fictional Jack’s third class cabin on Titanic. It will be a lot cosier and it certainly won’t be as budget, but how much more airlines will price it, remains to be seen. Continue reading Airbus’ Idea Of Passengers’ Comfort Is Letting Them Sleep In The Cargo Area

Airbus Successfully Demoed Parcel Delivery Drone With NUS

The future of small parcel delivery is no doubt from up above. Amazon has been working hard to realize this and even go as far as pushing a pilot in UK. Several other companies, including DHL, has also embarked on the same path and in the case of DHL, an unmanned drone was used to delivery of medicines and such across great length. However, we have yet to see one that is truly adapted to dense urban environment, until now. Meet Skyways, a collaborative project between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and France’s multinational aerospace giant Airbus that differs from the majority in that it is a complete system featuring automatically loading and unloading via a robotic arm. Now that, my friends, is what we call futuristic! Continue reading Airbus Successfully Demoed Parcel Delivery Drone With NUS

Some Guys Built A Manned Flying Bathtub, Flew It To Buy A Bread

There are YouTubers who love to take risks and then there are YouTubers who take risks with things they have made. Germany YouTubers, The Real Life Guys, belongs to the latter, which kind of made them super cool. Super cool because, they have made a working submarine, design and built a variety of flying contraptions, including manned ones, and made a bathtub fly. The last one is especially cool because, it is actually a manned drone, which kind of makes it an aircraft. Continue reading Some Guys Built A Manned Flying Bathtub, Flew It To Buy A Bread