Tag Archives: Helicopter

Little Ripper Lifesaver Drone Saved Two Teens From Dangerous Riptide

Unexpected riptide can sometimes overwhelm even experienced swimmers and if that happens, the question of life and death depends on if someone or something can look out for beach users in distress. But with waves come crashing in, it sometimes can inhibit the line of sight, or even hear the call for help. This is where Westpac Little Ripper Helicopter Drone (officially, Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver) aims to make the difference between life and death. Continue reading Little Ripper Lifesaver Drone Saved Two Teens From Dangerous Riptide

Who Needs A Drone When You Can Fly A Mosquito Helicopter To Work?

How much time does it take for you to get from your suburban, luxurious mansion to your office in downtown during peak hours? I know right. It felt like forever. Well, if you want to make getting stuck in the traffic a thing of the past, my suggestion is, go check if you office tower has a helipad. Next, clear out your lawn of everything and if possible, get it cemented. After you do those, head down to Composite FX and order yourself a Mosquito XE Single Seat Helicopter and your stuck-in-traffic ordeal will be history. OK. To be honest, I am not sure if you can do that because the XE line of Mosquito helis is actually marketed as “affordable, high performance machine for helicopter enthusiasts,” and therefore, I am not sure if it qualifies as a proper air transportation. Continue reading Who Needs A Drone When You Can Fly A Mosquito Helicopter To Work?

China Offers ‘Affordable’ Counterterrorism Solution With Unmanned Attack Helicopter

It looks like China is a rapidly growing market that not only offers the world affordable alternatives to a myriad of consumers product, but it is now actively vying for a piece of the military hardware pie too. The unmanned attack helicopter, the AV500W, you see here from state-owned Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC) is one such military hardware aimed at the global market. The AV500W was recently unveiled at the fourth China Helicopter Expo at Tianjin where over 400 helicopter manufacturers and vendors from 22 nations and regions participated. Continue reading China Offers ‘Affordable’ Counterterrorism Solution With Unmanned Attack Helicopter

Meet The FCX-001, Bell’s Radical Take On The Future Of Helicopters

Since the invention of helicopter, the concept behind this vertical lift flying machine hasn’t changed much and that’s probably because the inner workings of such machines are crazy complex and any attempt to tweak a part or component may set off a chain of changes which are both costly and time consuming. But it looks like Bell Helicopter thought reinventing the wheel is nigh. Earlier last month at the HELI-EXPO 2017 in Dallas, the Textron Inc. company has let the world in on the company’s vision of the future of vertical lift aircraft which will also serve as the 3-D roadmap for delivering safer, smarter and more efficient rotorcraft solutions, said Bell. Continue reading Meet The FCX-001, Bell’s Radical Take On The Future Of Helicopters

The Weirdest Thing Happens When Camera Shutter Syncs To Heli’s Rotor

When a helicopter in motion is captured on video, what we saw is a phenomenon known as aliasing whereby we a general blur along with occasional pronounced blades that appeared to be rotating in alternating directions. However, if you managed to capture the footage at a frame rate exactly the same revolution per minute of the spinning object, such as in the example of a helicopter, it will appear as though the blades aren’t moving at all. Continue reading The Weirdest Thing Happens When Camera Shutter Syncs To Heli’s Rotor

Unusual VTOL, Cormorant, Is What Future Helicopters May Look Like

Just when we thought mankind has reached the apex of aircraft design with respect to vertical takeoff aircraft like the helicopter, Israel firm Tactical Robotics came around and introduce a whole new concept of VTOL, or vertical takeoff and landing, vehicle. Formerly known as AirMule (which is exactly what it is designed to do, btw), Cormorant UAV is Israel take of VTOL that employs internal rotor blades for lift and horizontally-mounted ducted fans for thrust, and it is designed to transport troops, civilians, or cargos, in locations where even helicopters can’t go. Continue reading Unusual VTOL, Cormorant, Is What Future Helicopters May Look Like

Volocopter Made First Manned Flight, Inches Toward Personal Air Mobility

Started out as a rather crude and dangerous multi-rotor flying rig, e-volo’s first aircraft has evolved into Volocopter VC200 which made its unmanned flight late last year. Fast forward to 2016, this VTOL personal air transportation vehicle has achieved yet another milestone: armed with the permit-to-fly in Germany, it made its first manned flight in March this year. The aircraft took to the sky at Airfield Bruchsal with Alexander Zosel, director of e-volo GmbH, at the stick. Alexander piloted the VTOL craft, circling and hovering at a height of around 20-25 meters. While it did not make high ceiling, it was nevertheless an important milestone and inches a step closer to the reality of joining the handful of personal flight. Upon landing, Alexander said: Continue reading Volocopter Made First Manned Flight, Inches Toward Personal Air Mobility

You Will Probably See Airvinci Ducted Fan Drone Sooner Than Flying Cars

While flying car seems to be far from a reality at this point, there’s no lack of companies pushing to make everyday commute a jam free one with the use of personal flying transportation. RC helicopter maker Hirobo is one of them. China’s Ehang is another and now, Canadian startup Airvinci (no prize for guessing what or who inspires the company’s name) has its own vision of near-future transportation. Simply called Airvinci, this ducted fan vertical take-off and landing or VTOL aircraft stands out as one that can be outfitted for transporting a lone human or as a heavy-lifting delivery drone, or for situations where airlifting is required. Continue reading You Will Probably See Airvinci Ducted Fan Drone Sooner Than Flying Cars

Boeing Partners With Peugeot Design Lab to Create A Helicopter

Peugeot Design Lab is unlike any automobile design house. First of all, it is own and operated by the French automaker and secondly, it does a whole lot more than turning up fancy cars. It has food truck, timepiece, collectible toys, jewelry, piano, furniture and more, under its growing design portfolio. Now, it can proudly add helicopter to the list. Yes. You heard that right. Peugeot designed a helicopter, well, sort of. There’s not going to be a Peugeot-branded heli; that helicopter is in fact a product of Airbus’ helicopter division. Continue reading Boeing Partners With Peugeot Design Lab to Create A Helicopter

Sikorsky S-97 Raider Coaxial Helicopter Officially Unveiled, Claims 253 MPH Top Speed

and here we are thinking that coaxial rotor helicopters are pretty much dead. well, at least ‘dead’ in real aircraft and wouldn’t even dream of it being developed for military operations. we couldn’t be more wrong cos’ Sikorsky, the pioneer in helicopter design and manufacturing founded by American Russian aviator Igor Sikorsky, has unveiled the first of two S-97 Raider armed reconnaissance rotorcraft featuring X2 technology designed for military operations. the S-97 Raider uses a rigid X2 rotor coaxial design and features next-generation technologies in a multi-mission configuration, boasting a flexible cabin space capable of accommodating six combat-equipped personnel or additional fuel and ammunitions for extend missions. additionally, the craft can also be loaded with an array of weapons and sensors as per mission requirements. Continue reading Sikorsky S-97 Raider Coaxial Helicopter Officially Unveiled, Claims 253 MPH Top Speed