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PHI Cares ~ PHi Air Medical Membership /Affiliate Program ~ Air Ambulances Transportation with the highest standards of safety and patient care
Wow, an air ambulance service with a membership card. Considering the pricing for medical helicopter evacuations, this actually makes some sense for people in suburban/rural situations, otherwise the transport bill will be out of this world, and sometimes not covered by insurance, thus bankrupting you.
air  ambulance  medical  helicopter  transport  insurance  membership  card 
may 2018 by asteroza
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
https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20110011311.pdf
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
Prox Dynamics
Hornet drone, seen in military service, now bought out by FLIR.
MAV  UAV  helicopter  drone  small  form  factor  hardware  electronics  devices  Delicious 
december 2016 by asteroza
New patented tilted coaxial VTOL
Interesting coaxial monocopter UAV build, with the motor mount providing roll and pitch. I wonder how yaw is done with a single motor though?
coaxial  monocopter  helicopter  UAV  drone  FPV  hardware  electronics  devices  Delicious 
august 2015 by asteroza
Home - yeair!
Uses 4 two stroke engines for endurance, with electric assist motors on the shafts for boost/fine control for navigation. Not quite a series hybrid, and kinda big.
europe  germany  hybrid  electric  assist  gasoline  two  stoke  quadcopter  multicopter  helicopter  UAV  drone  cargo  long  endurance  Delicious 
may 2015 by asteroza
AirRobot - Products - English
AR200 has a battery so big it has to be delivered by courier in a flameproof case
AR200  heavy  cargo  UAV  drone  hexacopter  multicopter  helicopter  hardware  electronics  devices  Delicious 
may 2015 by asteroza
Workhorse Advanced Vehicles | Innovation built on a tradition of excellence
Working on the octocopter HorseFly, a cargo delivery UAV which is supported by a delivery truck (mobile base/mothership), providing last meter (rather than last mile) delivery capability.
HorseFly  UAV  drone  cargo  octocopter  multicopter  helicopter  USPS  research  hardware  electronics  devices  EV  truck  delivery  Delicious 
april 2015 by asteroza
OFM Hyper 330 Ultimate FPV Racing Quadcopter | Only Flying Machines
Interesting tilt mechanism to keep the body level during accelerated forward flight. Is the added weight worth the effort? Might be for keeping the FPV video camera stable and staying aerodynamic, compared to a tilt stance regular quad with compensating video camera gimbal.
tiltrotor  quadcopter  helicopter  multicopter  FPV  UAV  drone  hardware  electronics  devices  racing  Delicious 
april 2015 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
GeoPost expérimente la technologie drone - Le Groupe La Poste
La Poste's express delivery arm GeoPost is working on the GeoDrone project, a cargo UAV hexacopter for small package delivery. Recent tests include a 2 kg package delivered over 1.2 km.
La  Poste  france  mail  package  parcel  research  technology  UAV  drone  cargo  delivery  hexacopter  multicopter  helicopter  hardware  electronics  devices  Delicious 
january 2015 by asteroza
Modlab » Archive » Underactuated Rotor for Simple Micro Air Vehicles
This appears to be a reimplementation the keyence revolutor mechanism for swashplateless rotor blade pitch control via motor pulse shifting.
offset  off  axis  hinge  rotor  blade  pitch  control  pulse  modulation  coaxial  underactuated  helicopter  multicopter  engineering  dynamics  keyence  revolutor  swashplateless  UAV  drone  research  technology  robotics  motor  Delicious 
december 2014 by asteroza
Amp charges into electric trucks, delivery drones | Amp Electric Vehicles
Pairing a delivery drone with a delivery truck (which operates like a mobile resupply base) does sorta make sense, to overcome range limitations.
HorseFly  cargo  package  delivery  UAV  drone  octocopter  multicopter  helicopter  Delicious 
december 2014 by asteroza
The Humming Man Project
A different group trying an electric multicopter rig for single man operation. Seem to use geared props.
human  rated  multicopter  helicopter  vehicle  transportation  sport  recreation  hardware  electronics  devices  electric  Delicious 
october 2014 by asteroza
Paketkopter
Zippy, but surprised it isn't a tail sitter. Though if it really carried hard drives, then it really would be a packet copter of sorts. Maybe an update to RFC1149?
DHL  packetcopter  cargo  quadcopter  quadrotor  helicopter  drone  UAV  delivery  package  hardware  electronics  devices  research  technology  Delicious 
september 2014 by asteroza
Unmanned Systems Australia
Google X's tailsitter cargo UAV work is being done with these guys.
google  tailsitter  VTOL  quadrotor  quadcopter  helicopter  UAV  cargo  package  delivery  drone  research  technology  australia  Delicious 
august 2014 by asteroza
Autonomous Unmanned Helicopter Demoed in Japan
Seems the landing platform has an auto battery swapper, so is somewhat MatterNet like.
japan  hexacopter  multicopter  helicopter  UAV  autonomous  automatic  battery  exchange  changer  landing  platform  matternet  Delicious 
august 2014 by asteroza
Game of Drones - If it flies, it fights
Tough unbreakable acrylic frame UAV, though that means the force of impact ends up getting absorbed by something else that will break...
acrylic  plastic  airframe  frame  quadcopter  helicopter  UAV  drone  durability  hardware  electronics  devices  Delicious 
june 2014 by asteroza
Desert Wolf - Skunk Riot Control Copter
SkyNet starts right here folks. A riot control UAV shooting pepper spray paintballs on "undesirables". Get one for your 'burbclave today!
skunk  UAV  octocopter  helicopter  surveillance  riot  control  defense  police  military  paintball  gun  pepper  spray  compliance  marking  Delicious 
june 2014 by asteroza
HorseFly 'Octocopter' Primed to Fly the Future to Your Front Door
Interesting hybrid platform, using a truck mobile base with the octocopter UAV providing last 10m delivery from the truck. I could see this being attractive to existing package delivery services with an existing truck fleet.
HorseFly  octocopter  helicopter  UAV  package  delivery  hybrid  platform  mobile  base  drone  cargo  truck  autonomous  electric  vehicle  Delicious 
june 2014 by asteroza
Skycatch
Using quadcopters to survey construction sites. Now partnering with Komatsu to provide automated site surveys for use by autonomous construction equipment.
UAV  drone  helicopter  quadcopter  HD  video  surveillance  startup  construction  aerial  terrain  mapping  survey  photography  site  komatsu  Delicious 
may 2014 by asteroza
CurtisYoungblood.com
High performance quads with variable pitch rotors
RC  quadcopter  helicopter  quadrotor  drone  hardware  electronics  devices  Delicious 
march 2014 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
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