Tagged: Design

Desert Rotor Opens New Global Headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona. Committed to 100% USA Manufacturing and Operations

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, December 5th, 2018 – Desert Rotor has officially opened a new global headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona. Located at the heart of the commercial district in the Scottsdale Airpark. Desert Rotor designs and manufactures commercial unmanned ground control stations compatible with most leading UAV designs, autopilots and hardware. Desert

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ALTI UAS Launches Search & Rescue Enhanced VTOL

ALTI UAS has launched a Search and Rescue version of the ALTI Transition VTOL UAV. This comes after some of the worst fires in South African history recently swept through the area. The ALTI Transition SAR ‘Orange’ is a specific version of the ALTI Transition designed for search and rescue

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Multi-Functional Multi-Rotor UAV to Lift 200 Pounds

Mobile Recon Systems has announced a new unmanned multi-rotor air vehicle (UAV) capable of lifting more than its own weight. This model, called “Dauntless”, is designed to set new records for what multi-rotor UAVs can carry. At 78 pounds, the Dauntless has easily lifted an additional payload of 100 pounds

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American Company Setting New Standards for Unmanned Air Vehicle Lift Capacity – Dauntless

Lexington, Kentucky: Mobile Recon Systems today announces a new unmanned multi-rotor air vehicle (UAV) capable of lifting more than its own weight. This model, called “Dauntless”, is designed to set new records for what multi-rotor UAVs can carry. At 78 pounds, the Dauntless has easily lifted an additional payload of

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203: Josh Bixler’s Approach to Aerodynamics!

This week on the new season of the Flite Test podcast, James chats with Josh B all about practical aerodynamics for RC airplanes. With many years of experience designing tens of different Flite Test planes and other aircraft, Josh provides insight into what you should be thinking about when designing

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The Winged Drone That Flies Like an Insect

Researchers in the Netherlands have developed a flying drone after studying the flight behaviour of insects. The DelFly Nimble weighs just 29 grams and measures 33 centimetres in wingspan. Its four flapping wings beat 17 times per second. Designer Matej Karasek explains ‘there are two tiny motors and each of

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Embry-Riddle free MOOC – small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) – key concepts and best practices for new users

This two-week MOOC covers key concepts related to small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), including basic types, characteristics, applications and current and future uses. It is designed for users with commercial, private/recreational, and public and educational interest in sUAS applications. Specific importance is placed on safety of flight within the National

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US Navy Wants to License Tube-Launched Drone

Meet the Nomad. It travels well in a launch tube, a pair of rotors folded neatly along its long chassis, waiting to take flight. The unique design of this 3-foot-long unmanned aerial vehicle features counter-rotating coaxial rotors, which are pulled into place by torsion springs after being launched from its

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3-hour Endurance Hydrogen Multi-Rotor from HES

HES Energy Systems has announced the commercial launch of HYCOPTER, an industrial-grade multi-rotor drone designed for large-scale industrial maintenance inspections. Addressing short flight durations is one of the final frontiers in drone technology. HES has a long-standing reputation for producing the world’s lightest and most compact fuel cell systems, which

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Align Demeter E1 – 15kg payload crop-dusting helicopter

ALIGN DEMETER E1 Agricultural Helicopter is revolutionizing the way agriculture is done. It’s an advanced helicopter for modern green farming and spraying that can be completed up to 29 acres per hour; 60 times faster than traditional machinery. Specially inherit “Helicopter” body design, when it rotates, the strong airflow will

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See The Drone That Flaps Its Wings Like An Insect

The vast majority of drones are quadcopters – aircraft that use four rapid propellers, oriented parallel to the ground, to maintain altitude and move through the air. It’s such a common design that many people think that the term “quadcopter” and the term “drone” are interchangeable, even though “drone” simply

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Moonrock Insurance partners with Flyability to offer insurance for Elios drone pilots

Drone insurance specialist Moonrock Insurance has announced an exclusive partnership with Swiss Drone manufacturer Flyability. The partnership will allow all commercial pilots flying Elios drones – Flyability’s drone designed for the inspection and exploration of the most inaccessible places – to obtain a tailor-made insurance product for their drone through

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Army Starts Biggest Military Robot Exercise in British History

British troops will begin testing out over 70 examples of futuristic technology including enhanced surveillance drones and unmanned vehicles on the fields of Salisbury Plain, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced. The game-changing Autonomous Warrior experiment will last four weeks and test a range of prototype unmanned aerial and autonomous

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Urban Air Mobility Summit – The Aviary Project Launch

The Aviary Project Launch Event is bringing together all stakeholders of eVTOL technologies to accelerate the adoption of flying taxis which will alleviate urban problems such as congestion, air pollution, and excessive commuting. With professionals from vehicle design corporates & startups, airspace integration companies, regulatory landscape, consultancies, and government agencies

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ZF is First in Germany to Fly Drones Over Plant Premises

ZF is the first company in Germany to receive official approval for automated drone flights over factory premises. A drone prototype has recently started flying spare parts such as sensors or control cards from the central warehouse to workshops. As soon as the test flights are complete and drones properly

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Army start biggest military robot exercise in British history, Autonomous Warrior

British troops will today begin testing out over 70 examples of futuristic technology including enhanced surveillance drones and unmanned vehicles on the fields of Salisbury Plain, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced. The game-changing Autonomous Warrior experiment will last four weeks and test a range of prototype unmanned aerial and

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NET GUARD Drone for High-Rise Rescues

NET GUARD is a high altitude self-driven UAV drone concept designed by a group of 6 students in Guangzhou, China. the creation is meant to rescue people from high-rise fire emergencies — when receives a distress signal, it uses GPS to pinpoint the location of the fire. Travelling at high

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Wing Loong UAS I-D has Improved Performance

Wing Loong I-D, China’s domestically-developed Wing Loong UAS family’s new member that debuted at the just concluded Airshow China, uses complete composite materials for its fuselage and is sure to have better performances, says its chief designer Li Yidong. While describing Wing Loong I-D is a first-of-a-kind UAS (unmanned aircraft

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Sentinel Consulting Adds Drone Technology, Planning and Design Services

Sentinel Consulting, a Manhattan-based full-service security consulting firm that advises clients in the areas of security management, law enforcement, emergency services, and security technology, announced the launch of its new Unmanned Technology Planning and Design Services. Applications for unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones, as well as robots and autonomous

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NASA Astronaut Develops Single-Handed, Precision Drone Flight Controller

Drone pilots, from commercial experts to novices, can now increase their flight precision and improve their image/video quality with a first-of-its-kind single-handed controller from Fluidity Technologies. The FT Aviator drone controller was conceptualized and designed by former NASA astronaut, pilot and physician Scott Parazynski, who has applied spaceflight and robotics

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Drone Industry Launches to New Heights with FT Aviator: Industry’s First Single-Handed, Precision Flight Controller with Advanced Camera Interfaces

Astronaut and pilot-designed controller by Fluidity Technologies makes drone flight more precise, intuitive and easier to learn HOUSTON, November, 2018 – Drone pilots, from commercial experts to novices, can now increase their flight precision and improve their image/video quality with a first-of-its-kind single-handed controller from Fluidity Technologies. The FT Aviator

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China Displays New WJ-700 Long-Range Strike UAV

The China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) has displayed a model of the WJ-700, a new long-range UAV designed for reconnaissance and attack missions. The jet powered WJ-700 has an endurance of 20hr and has two hard points under each wing. The example on display was shown with models

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RelmaTech Demonstrates Innovative Direct Broadcast Solution for UAS Remote ID and Tracking

RelmaTech has designed and developed an innovative solution to meet any future regulatory requirements for UAS to broadcast their position and unique ID without relying on a communications network to carry that data. RelmaTech’s leading-edge Direct Broadcast solution – a prototype version of which has been demonstrated to key people

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Swarm Killer: Raytheon’s Mobile Laser Defense System

 Raytheon just released this High-Energy Mission Scenarios marketing video in which they demonstrate their vision for networked laser defenses.Drawing on decades of manufacturing expertise, Raytheon continues to define the future for high-energy laser systems, target designators and next generation laser range finders. Our combat proven sensors and ready-now technology

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China’s X-47B Knockoff at Zuhai Airshow

The Chinese government regularly uses Zhuhai, also known as the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition and Airshow China, to formally reveal new aircraft and other military technologies. This time around, China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) has brought a stealthy flying wing design that has reportedly been in

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