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Flying Wind Power Turbine Does First Trip Offshore in Norway - Bloomberg
Interesting that they are using a floating buoy, and maybe not even a proper spar buoy looking at the tilt in the first photo
google  makani  offshore  floating  buoy  flying  wind  turbine  power  generator  research 
8 weeks ago by asteroza
KLM and TU Delft join forces to make aviation more sustainable
Looks sorta like a Barnes Swallow SST airliner without the swingwing
EU  europe  research  aerodynamics  BWB  flying  wing  aircraft  airplane  aerodyamics 
june 2019 by asteroza
Altaeros
Looks like they were previously pursing flying ducted wind turbine power generators, but pivoted to deployable tethered aerostat flying cellphone towers
aerostat  tethered  flying  wind  turbine  power  generator  cellular  base  station  tower  communications  startup 
march 2019 by asteroza
TERRAFUGIA R&D - Home
So rather than the flying multicopter podcars, flying podbuses?
flying  pod  car  podcar  buspod  podbus  bus  tiltrotor  quadplane  container  aviation  aerospace  research 
april 2018 by asteroza
ドローンフィールドKAWACHI -世界水準の開発環境を-
So somebody got smart and took over an earthquake damaged/closed school facility in Ibaraki and turned it into an authorized UAV drone flight facility, including a long run along the Tone river (assuming you can make a tight turn within the confines of the river) for a long range testing.
japan  ibaraki  UAV  drone  development  lab  flying  field  facility  testing 
january 2018 by asteroza
DELFTACOPTER – Delta-wing Electric Longrange Transitioning Autonomous Helicopter
Interesting collective pitch control single rotor tailsitter drone. Ah, but it has "tailrotor" like tip props, so technically a tricopter?
VTOL  biplane  flying  wing  collective  pitch  control  propeller  rotor  UAV  drone  tailsitter  hardware  electronics  devices  research  Delicious 
september 2016 by asteroza
Projects | EPFL
EPFL/Afrotech working on "donkeys", flying cargo UAV's flying corridor restricted virtual flight lanes stopping at local cargo interchange depots (village general store) to support local business ecosystems.
africa  switzerland  EPFL  flying  donkey  cargo  delivery  UAV  research  Delicious 
august 2014 by asteroza
The Flying Fire Breathing Dragon - Hammacher Schlemmer
Boo, the flamethrower only works on the ground. Otherwise an interesting use of body style to hide the ducted fan engine/turbine.
duct  ducted  turbine  engine  RC  flying  dragon  airplane  drone  aircraft  flamethrower  Delicious 
march 2014 by asteroza
Press Release, A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland
Interesting research into using small magnetic fields for formation flight, plus a secondary thing to try wireless power transmission to recharge mag field formation fliers.
SPHERES  resonant  transfer  technology  ISS  WPT  RINGS  space  research  transmission  propulsion  inductive  field  flying  wireless  system  near  electromagnetic  NASA  power  propellantless  generation  EMFF  formation  Delicious 
august 2013 by asteroza
SwissKitePower | a collaborative research and development project
Interesting lightweight approach to a jerking kite style wind power generator. The inflatable wing spar technique should in theory be applicable to flying wind turbine kites too, in theory anyways. Using a jerking system keeps the generator components on the ground, and uses a lighter tether, but nothing is really stopping them from using a carousel type spinning generator on the ground for continuous power output, provided they had multiple kites.
aerospace  wind  wing  europe  green  kite  EU  research  Switzerland  flying  tethered  inflatable  tether  Tensairity  power  generator  spar  energy  Delicious 
june 2013 by asteroza
senseFly: Home
AR.drone guys are breaking out into the low cost aerial survey UAV market with 2 flying wing designs.
AR.Drone  wing  drone  hardware  UAV  RC  aerial  flying  surveillance  survey  eBee  devices  electronics  Delicious 
june 2013 by asteroza
Hexapod Hexcopter
Interesting proof of concept for a walking/flying hybrid drone. Next step is on the fly splitting/joining of the two main parts, so you can have either an ad-hoc hybrid heterogeneous drone, or in the more general case a UAV/UGV hybrid that can do autonomous launch/recovery of ground assets.
walker  helicopter  VTOL  flying  walking  devices  electronics  hardware  proof-of-concept  UGV  UAV  drone  hybrid  hexacopter  hexapod  Delicious 
december 2012 by asteroza
Burrito Bomber: The world's first airborne Mexican food delivery system
Less accuracy, but longer range than TacoCopter quadcopter derivatives. Too bad that dragonfly ornithopter UAV doesn't have a decent payload capability, as that would probably probably be superior. I suppose the alternative is a VTOL capable flying wing UAV type (tailsitter) like the Quadshot.

I wonder if they can use the Alameda-Weehawken burrito tunnel hardware as a catapult...
arduplane  DIY  flying  humor  delivery  food  UAV  drone  wing  arduino  ardupilot  bomber  burrito  Delicious 
december 2012 by asteroza
Disney Imagineering tests flying dragon, speculation swirls surrounding ‘Avatar’ addition to Walt Disney World | Inside the Magic
The production dragon seems to use a black parasail wing to disguise how it is flying at night, so it seems to be an actual flying dragon. Oh the terror you could induce in certain third world countries, especially if you put a small cellular or satellite telephone operated UAV drone control package on this...
parasail  fantasy  transportation  vehicle  aircraft  paraglider  SFX  effects  special  prop  dragon  flying  ultralight  stealth  Disney  Delicious 
december 2012 by asteroza
TCOM Home Page
These guys will be building the blue devil surveillance blimp for use in Afghanistan, which will be a super eye in the sky, coupled with an onboard server cluster to process data in realtime, and a wireless intelligence server onboard to feed only selected data to requests from the ground and in the air, rather than pumping everything offboard via a firehose data link.
blimp  aerostat  airship  surveillance  platform  aircraft  vehicle  military  sensor  transportation  flying  realtime  data  analysis  server  cluster  blue  devil  LEMV  hardware  electronics  wide  area  targeted  Delicious 
january 2011 by asteroza
Airborne Wind Energy Conference
Nice little conference for the new high altitude wind startups to show their wares.
airborne  wind  energy  conference  green  flying  kite  baloon  airplane  jetstream  high  altitude  event  startup  Delicious 
november 2010 by asteroza
VTOL Technologies Ltd
Now if only they got together with Parrot to mix the AR.drone control software with this tilt duct flying wing quadcopter UAV
tilt  rotor  tiltrotor  duct  ducted  fan  flying  wing  quadrotor  quadcopter  helicopter  UAV  vehicle  aircraft  transportation  VTOL  quad  Delicious 
october 2010 by asteroza

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