Tagged: Design

P-51 Mustang V Messerschmitt Me 262

 The Messerschmitt Me 262, nicknamed Schwalbe (German: “Swallow”) in fighter versions, or Sturmvogel (German: “Storm Bird”) in attack versions, was the world’s first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft. Design work started before World War II began, but engine problems and top-level interference kept the aircraft from operational status with the

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AIRFENCE Approved for Procurement by DoD and Homeland Security

In the spring of 2017, the U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL) — via the Defense Department’s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) — engaged in a one-year prototype contract with Sensofusion to develop a ground-based mobile counter-UAS solution stemming from Sensofusion’s pre-existing core product AIRFENCE. Sensofusion acted as lead integrator

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Kitty Hawk’s Personal Flying Vehicle Tested

Larry Page-backed Kitty Hawk has unveiled its first commercial vehicle, Flyer. CNNMoney’s Rachel Crane took it for a spin. Led by Sikorsky prize winner and Guinness world record holder Todd Reichert, the team has spent countless hours meticulously designing, building and testing Kitty Hawk’s first personal flying vehicle. The Flyer,

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QuestUAV at the Great Exhibition of the North

The Great Exhibition of the North 2018 starts next month. The Exhibition is a three-month celebration of the North of England’s pioneering spirit and the impact of our inventors, artists and designers. QuestUAV have been asked to display the DATAHawk as part of the exhibition. This can be viewed at

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Parrot ANAFI – The ultra portable design

Introducing Parrot ANAFI, the next generation of drone. ANAFI is the flying 4K HDR camera that you can take with you everywhere on the go. Ultra-compact and foldable, ANAFI features an...

Parrot ANAFI – a Flying 4K HDR Camera

For more than 2 years in Paris, a team of passionate engineers have been designing ANAFI: a drone with new capabilities. For the development of this new-generation drone, Parrot has gone into a start-up mode by mobilizing the entire company and taking a new step for the drone industry. Parrot

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FCC proposes $2.8 million fine against HobbyKing for marketing non compliant drone transmitters

Drone Video Transmitters Could Apparently Operate in Radio Frequency Bands Not Designated for Amateur Use & Transmit at Disruptive Power Levels — WASHINGTON, June 7, 2018—The Federal Communications Commission today proposed a $2.8 million fine against HobbyKing for marketing sixty-five models of devices used to relay video from drones to

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New Cargo Release Capability for BlueBird ThunderB

BlueBird Aero Systems – a designer, developer and producer of Micro, Mini and Small tactical UAS and peripheral equipment –will expose an exceptional Cargo Release Capability of ThunderB UAV at Eurosatory 2018. According to Ronen Nadir, CEO of BlueBird Aero systems, “We are proud to reveal the new, exciting cargo

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The Dart – an Exceptional Single Person Aircraft

The Swiss aircraft design company Ray Research AG presents an extremely compact single person aircraft with exceptional characteristics: With a wingspan of only 2.4m (7.9ft) and a length of 2.0m (6.6ft) it is smaller than many cars. It profits of a hybrid propulsion system with 4 electric motors and a

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China to Develop Large Payload Cargo Drone

Engineers at Beihang Unmanned Aircraft System Technology, a part of Beihang University in Beijing, are designing a drone that will be able to fly 1,500 kilometers carrying 1 metric ton of cargo. They plan to finalize their design before year’s end and construct a prototype in 2019 for test flights

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Russia Unveils Katran Rotary-Wing UAV

Russia unveiled its Katran rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) during the Victory Day Parade in May. “The trials of the Katran UAV are scheduled for this summer [mid-2018],” a Russian aerospace industry source told Jane’s . The Katran is designed for firesupport and reconnaissance missions, and carries a photo or

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Aerial robot that can morph in flight

Marseille, France (SPX) Jun 01, 2018 –

Marking a world first, researchers from the Etienne Jules Marey Institute of Movement Sciences (CNRS / Aix-Marseille Universite) have drawn inspiration from birds to design an aerial robot capable of altering its profile during flight. To reduce its wingspan and navigate through tight spaces,

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Design Software Enhances Education Programs

As career opportunities in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) field evolve, universities around the globe are offering varied degrees related to UAV engineering, operation, and maintenance. Designing, operating and maintaining UAV systems requires knowledge in a number of different fields including mechanical, aerospace, and computer engineering. ComQuest Ventures LLC

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Russia’s Zala Aero Begins Serial Production of New UAV

Zala Aero, part of the Kalashnikov Concern, has launched the serial production of a new unmanned aerial vehicle, ZALA 421-16Ev2, according to the parent company. “The design of the drone took into account new technological solutions for the use of over 20 types of payload and additional functional capabilities for

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UVify Warp9

The UVify WARP9 is the ultimate craft for racing, acrobatics, and unrivaled HD video capture. Through hundreds of design iterations, WARP9 has been molded from an idea into the epitome of control and precision. Every detail of this machine is deliberate, and has been carefully crafted for the sole purpose

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P.1HH HammerHead flies by using satellite navigation systems

Piaggio Aerospace, a leading Italian aircraft manufacturer active in the business aviation and defense and security sectors, today announced the successful accomplishment of the first flight test program, with its remotely piloted P.1HH HammerHead aircraft, aimed at experimenting the satellite control of a MALE (Medium Altitude Long Endurance) system, designed

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Lockheed Martin MQ-25 – Video

The Skunk Works purpose-built MQ-25 unmanned tanker concept is designed to deliver robust refueling capability to support our combat strike fighters and extend the range of our aircraft carriers. Our offering builds on our unmanned systems legacy including the RQ-170 to bring proven, low-risk approaches to our design. Source: YouTube/Lockheed

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UVify Draco RTF

From UVify:
Draco is the no hassle answer to bring FPV to everyone. Draco’s rugged materials and design make it an incredibly forgiving craft for rookies, while its advanced power train keeps it agile and competitive for the experienced user. Draco is ready for inevitable pilot error by

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UTC Unveils Laser-Compliant Optical Payload for UAS

At the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC), UTC Aerospace Systems announced the release of its new TASE400 LD optical and laser designation payload system for small to midsize UAS applications. At 7 inches in diameter and 10.6 pounds, with a laser designator that is fully compliant with NATO

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Oliver Nicholls of Sydney, Australia, Wins $75,000 Top Prize at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

Oliver Nicholls, 19, of Sydney, Australia, was awarded first place for designing and building a prototype of an autonomous robotic window cleaner for commercial buildings at this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a program of Society for Science & the Public and the world’s largest international pre-college science

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Insitu Flies ScanEagle3 in First Public Demo

At Insitu‘s Onward event at the CEDEA test range near Mazagón, on the Andalusian coast, The Register was able to observe the second ScanEagle 3 prototype, which was on its third demo flight – the two previous were restricted to potential customers only. Compared to the previous model, the ScanEagle

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