This is not the Sikorsky SB>1 DEFIANT nor is it the Sikorsky S-97 Raider. It is the Sikorsky RAIDER X Coaxial Helicopter and yet another showcase of Sikorsky’s coaxial technology.
We all know that jet engine-powered UAVs, such as the Predator Drone, are more than capable of making in excess of a thousand kilometers (over 750 miles) range, but it is never the same for “clean energy powered” drones. Well, that’s until recently.
Before you go ga-ga over this, please let it be known that Porsche is NOT making flying cars. At least not yet. The German sports car maker merely has an agreement with America aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, to explore the premium urban air mobility market.
The concept of utilizing the wing structure as the entire aircraft isn’t new. The Northrop Grumman B-2 Stealth Bomber is perhaps one of the most recognizable example and the BAE MAGMA UAV is the latest to do so. However, one that takes has on an axial symmetrical shape that has an uncanny resemblance to the […]
An aerospace engineering team over at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) seems to think that passenger jet needs a radically different design. The team has came up with a somewhat odd-looking aircraft called Flying-V which, you may have already have guessed, is literally named after the aircraft’s shape. It is bold design that envisioned […]
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 […]
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 […]
Want to be the envy of fellow aviation nuts? Well then, may we suggest that you grab the original Rolls-Royce Olympus Turbojet engine (593-610) that was once fitted on the supersonic passenger airliner, Concorde, currently put up on sale on eBay. Yes. You read that right. A Concorde Turbojet engine is up for up grab. […]
It was to be another space-related history made in a space (pun not intended) of two days. Prior to the simultaneous, worldwide revealing of the first ever image of a black hole, Israel’s moon lander was preparing for a historic touchdown on the moon with its $90 million Beresheet spacecraft. Beresheet which means genesis or […]
If you don’t already know, all passenger airliners in the air are tracked and until now, air traffic controllers rely solely ground-based surveillance to do so. But being ground-based, it is obviously not going to cover every inch of the airspace. In fact, we learned that ground-based radars only covers 30 percent of the globe. […]