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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
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
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
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
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
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
Tacocopter: One-click Taco Delivery in the SF Bay Area
This feels like something out of some cyberpunk novel. Fake website since it is still basically illegal to use UAV's for commercial work due to the FAA, for now, nevermind the difficulty involved. Domino's japan has an iPhone ordering app that grabs GPS coordinates so a pizza can be delivered to your exact location, so this is the next logical step in mobile apps/food delivery as well. If this kind of usage takes off, we are going to need to seriously discuss the issues surrounding collision avoidance and local airspace control, probably beyond something simple like transponders, more like AIS (vehicle ID,location, state vector, perhaps expected flightpath or destination). Also, you just know Dr. Claw must be involved with the Lobstercopter...
Lobstercopter  VTOL  range  short  commercial  UAV  drone  helicopter  quadcopter  food  aerial  delivery  unmanned  taco  tacocopter  Delicious 
march 2012 by asteroza
UAV Helicopter Brings Finesse to Airstrikes - Popular Mechanics
That's right folks, a flying RC sniper helicopter with stabilized turret, using an Xbox controller.
army  military  resarch  UAV  VTOL  helicopter  remote  control  drone  ARSS  autonomous  rotorcraft  sniper  system  stabilized  turret  vigilante  Delicious 
april 2011 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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