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Bell Air Taxi Concept Experience at CES 2018
Pod design for a VTOL air taxi, but absolutely no shots of the pod carrier or propulsion. Likely a multicopter, possibly a tiltrotor.
bell  helicopter  air  taxi  VTOL  pod  carrier  general  aviation  vehicle  transportation 
january 2018 by asteroza
The original Puffin electric VTOL tailsitter personal general aviation vehicle paper from NASA.
NASA  PUFFIN  electric  VTOL  tailsitter  personal  helicopter  vehicle  transportation  research  technology  aircraft  aviation  general  Delicious 
february 2017 by asteroza
Helicopter Could be 'Scout' for Mars Rovers
I would have expected larger rotors, more like one of those human powered helicopters. With the low pressure, you need hugely long rotors.
NASA  JPL  mars  coaxial  rotor  helicopter  space  research  technology  flight  aerospace  aviation  Delicious 
january 2015 by asteroza
VTOL Dynamics
Appears to be working on a tilting rotor quadcopter (technical an octocopter since it uses a rotor above and below the motor), allegedly a hybrid base, with power supplied by some sort of engine/generator unit feeding to the four motors.
hybrid  electric  drive  tiltrotor  octocopter  quadcopter  helicopter  drone  UAV  aviation  research  technology  aircraft  VTOL  Delicious 
february 2014 by asteroza
IROS 2013: Should Quadrotors All Look Like This? - IEEE Spectrum
Interest variation on the Y-copter design. Claims propulsion efficiencies over traditional quadcopters, mostly through a high efficiency achieved through using larger slow blades for primary lift (long blades moving a lot of air slowly are more efficient than a fan that moves a small amount of air fast)
triquad  quadcopter  helicopter  drone  aerodymaics  propulsion  efficiency  hardware  electronics  devices  research  UAV  aviation  technology  robotics  y-copter  Delicious 
november 2013 by asteroza
Sagita - Home
Looks like a semi-hot cycle helicopter, but instead of a potentially more complicated tip jet drive, it appears to use dual contra rotating direct drive turbines to spin the rotors, exhausting into the inter-disk area of the rotor hub. That exhaust choice is a bit odd though, but it might increase local air velocity over the blades.
rotor  direct  helicopter  aerospace  cycle  technology  turbine  semihot  coaxial  aviation  drive  hot  VTOL  Delicious 
june 2013 by asteroza
e-volo - Home
Making an electric multicopter out of hobbyist electric helicopters is cool and all, but dude ball to ride it himself. Helps that it is gyro stabilized using opensource multicopter software.
e-volo  electric  multicopter  helicopter  manned  aviation  aircraft  vehicle  transportation  experimental  germany  prototype  gyro  stabilized  Delicious 
november 2011 by asteroza

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