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Posts tagged "aircraft"
Unpowered Glider - Archaeopteryx

Unpowered Glider – Archaeopteryx

Check out this Swiss-made unpowered glider, the Archaeopteryx (say that fast five times). The eternal dream of gliding and soaring thru the sky could be yours, starting at 75’300 Swiss Francs, or about $82,000 USD, plus delivery. It can be foot-launched, towed with another plane, a winch, a car, and even sling-shot into the air...
The Concorde Story - Documentary

The Concorde Story – Documentary

The Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde, a marvel of modern air travel. Sure, it crossed the pond (NY – Europe) in like 3 hours going twice as fast the speed of sound, but who cares about those technological feats. The real miracle was getting the French and the English to work on a project together. I never actually...
Musically Talented Quadrocopters play James Bond Theme

Musically Talented Quadrocopters play James Bond Theme

What cooler than a swarm of mini quadrocopters? A swarm of mini quadrocopters that play the James Bond theme song.
Variable Pitch Quadrocopter Flies Inverted

Variable Pitch Quadrocopter Flies Inverted

What’s cooler than a quadrocopter? A variable pitch quadrocopter that can decelerate on a dime and fly inverted. Check out this exciting new project by MIT’s Aerospace Controls Laboratory. [Source]
The Eye in the Sky - Ballon Camera

The Eye in the Sky – Ballon Camera

NHK has developed a gyro stablized ballon camera system perfect aerial videos. It can carry up to four pounds of equipment, including he ballon’s camera system which controlled via radio control. Unfortunately, this system isn’t too wind-resistant, and needs a constant tether. Check out the pictures below. [Source]
Low Pass Spitfire

Low Pass Spitfire

Welcome to this week’s Cool Video of the Week. In this gem, a British news reporter gets a little too close and personal with a Supermarine Spitfire.