Category Archives: AIRCRAFT

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

China Has A Humvee-like Military Vehicle That Launches Suicide Drones

China is surely ramping up its military capability and with it, sprawling an industry that rapidly introduced rather disturbing military hardware, like the unmanned amphibious vehicle that could stay dormant for months before call to action and weird drone that is designed to drop precision bombs, for examples. The latest to surface is this armored wheeled vehicle with a Hummer vibe by Beijing Zhongzi Yanjing Auto Co. Ltd, or Yanjing Auto, as it is commonly known. Continue reading China Has A Humvee-like Military Vehicle That Launches Suicide Drones

BAE Systems MAGMA UAV Maneuvers By Puffing Air Instead Of Using Flaps

How aircraft takes off, flies and land hasn’t change a lot since its invention. They uses a combination of ailerons, elevators and rudders (otherwise known as control surfaces) to do so. Even rotary wing aircraft uses the same principle, except that in helicopters, it is maneuvered by manipulating the main and tail rotors via cyclic and collective inputs. However, this principle of modern flight may not be the only way how aircraft of tomorrow flies. Continue reading BAE Systems MAGMA UAV Maneuvers By Puffing Air Instead Of Using Flaps

New SKYCORP Hydrogen-powered Drone Can Flies For 2 Hours Straight

The biggest woe relating to drone technology is not quite the range, but the battery life which in turns affect the flight time. With most of today’s drones, the most you get is 30 minutes, tops. And that’s only with high-grade, so-called prosumer drones. Most common drone averages at around 20 minutes. But SKYCORP e-Drone Zero is not your common drone; it has a flight time that will make any “prosumer” drone feels a lot underwhelmed. Continue reading New SKYCORP Hydrogen-powered Drone Can Flies For 2 Hours Straight

This Robinson R22 Is No Ordinary R22 Helicopter, It Is Completely Unmanned

More than likely, the mention of drone or UAV will conjure up the image of a quad- or multicopter, or something along the line of the Predator. What you see here is what one would not imagine as a drone, but the thing is, it is in fact a UAV. Wait. Isn’t that a Robinson R22? Well, it was. It has been converted by UAVOS to an unmanned drone, now called R22-UV. Continue reading This Robinson R22 Is No Ordinary R22 Helicopter, It Is Completely Unmanned

Blimp-type UAV Sucks In Air To Propel Itself Forward

Today’s drones, regardless of their applications, are not quite groundbreaking as long as they are limited by battery life (and therefore, range) and if they are still propelled by rotors. It is like a person, dressed up in different costumes or people doing different jobs. Basically, they change in form, but not in substance. The Phoenix UAV you see here, however, is very different. Continue reading Blimp-type UAV Sucks In Air To Propel Itself Forward

MD Helicopters’ Enhanced MD 696 Can Launch A Bunch Of Drones In The Air

American helicopter maker MD Helicopters may have just changed the face of close air support with the enhanced MD 969 Twin Attack Helicopter. First unveiled at the HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, last month, MD Helicopters also took to the 2019 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit at Nashville, Tennessee, to show off the light attack helicopter. Continue reading MD Helicopters’ Enhanced MD 696 Can Launch A Bunch Of Drones In The Air

Lazareth LMV 496 Is A Flying Bike That Is Actually A Regular Motorcycle Too

French bike maker Lazareth is best known for its outrageous motorcycles that somehow always have more than two wheels like a motorcycle should. The last we saw here was the monstrous LM 847, a 4-wheel beast that has a heart of a Maserati. Is that even a bike still? Well, it god damn is, which why LM 847 is as outrageous as it is cool. The name Lazareth is as mythical as the vehicles the marque have rolled out. The company’s latest endeavor, the Lazareth LMV 496, is even more mythical. Except that this unicorn is about to become very real. Continue reading Lazareth LMV 496 Is A Flying Bike That Is Actually A Regular Motorcycle Too

This Aircraft Is Longer Than A Football Field And Yet, It Flies

You know how some sci-fi, fantasy manga always had incredible size machines like aircraft. Well, the Stratolaunch aircraft you see here is not straight out of any manga, though. It could very be because, it is undoubtedly a mind-boggling aircraft of gigantic proportion. In fact, it is the world’s largest plane and the biggest aircraft mankind has ever put into the sky, ever. Continue reading This Aircraft Is Longer Than A Football Field And Yet, It Flies

Ehang 216 Autonomous Aerial Vehicle Sets To Ply Austria Skies In 2020

First, it was Dubai and now, Austria. Chinese Ehang Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (AAV) is set to ply the skies of Austria come 2020. The company, along with Austrian FACC aviation company and ProSiebenSat, broke the news last week at a launch event held at Vienna’s Generali Arena. Following the official launch, Ehang will be showing of its airworthy Ehang 216 air taxi at the 4GAMECHANGERS Festival, happening from April 9 to 11 in Vienna. Continue reading Ehang 216 Autonomous Aerial Vehicle Sets To Ply Austria Skies In 2020

MBDA Spectre UAV Is Essentially A Flying Guided Missile Launcher

With the drones like General Atomics Predator and Reaper dominating the theaters of conflicts, it is easy to forget that are also more deadly UAVs out there. One of these deadly UAVs is the Spectre Combat UAV from European developer and manufacturer of missiles and missile delivery systems, MBDA. Unveiled at last year’s DVD exhibition in Millbrook, UK, Spectre is an electric Vertical Take-off and Landing UAV that is designed to provide rapid close air support. Continue reading MBDA Spectre UAV Is Essentially A Flying Guided Missile Launcher