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Tag: Flying

This Drone Is Armed with Roman Candles

This Drone Is Armed with Roman Candles
This terrifying video illustrates what happens when drones go in for the kill. This UAV has been armed with roman candles, which look every bit as scary as real bullets. It also looks super fun. As…
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Flying Avengers Helicarrier Actually Handles Aircraft

Flying Avengers Helicarrier Actually Handles Aircraft
One of the coolest things about the Avengers movie was the massive flying helicarrier that had all the people and aircraft aboard. That was awesome and I would love to see that happen in the real…
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NASA Wants to Send People to Venus on Space Zeppelins

NASA Wants to Send People to Venus on Space Zeppelins
NASA is getting really metal, as of late. Mars is boring, so we should actually be going to Venus which is full of ultra-high pressures, searing temperatures, and a thick layer of clouds that are made…
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R/C Flying Christmas Tree: Airy Christmas!

R/C Flying Christmas Tree: Airy Christmas!
Wait. This is what trees do after Christmas? They fly away? I’d better anchor my tree down so I can enjoy it for a few more weeks. You better nail yours down too, because if Otto…
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Biodegradable Drone Made from a Fungus Self Destructs After a Crash

Biodegradable Drone Made from a Fungus Self Destructs After a Crash
Scientists from the NASA AMES Research Center and Stanford University are working on an interesting new drone that is designed to be biodegradable. The idea is that if the drone is on a mission watching someone…
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Bionic Bird: A Biomimicking Drone That Lures Raptors and Cats

Bionic Bird: A Biomimicking Drone That Lures Raptors and Cats
Most drones are a variant on a multi-rotored helicopter. The quad-rotors are the most common, but professional photographers like the octo-rotors more. Still, there are a lot of other ways to beat the air into submission…
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Robot Rides Hoverbike, We’re All Doomed

Robot Rides Hoverbike, We’re All Doomed
Malloy Aeronautics in the UK is developing a flying quadcopter designed for human riders. Right now they are testing a 1/3 scale model proof-of-concept vehicle called the Drone 3 that has a robot riding it. Now…
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Google Project Wing Drone Delivery Service: An Endless Waltz of Packages

Google Project Wing Drone Delivery Service: An Endless Waltz of Packages
Like Amazon, it appears Google has been mulling the use of drones to deliver goods. The company recently unveiled its Project Wing, a system that uses drones with the goal of delivering goods within two minutes…
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Hexo+ Is a Flying Autonomous GoPro Camera Drone

Hexo+ Is a Flying Autonomous GoPro Camera Drone
Aerial filming is a cool way to share more of what’s going on in some sports or activities. GoPro cameras are used by a lot of active folks to record their antics, but most of those…
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Awesome Two Person Aero-X Hovercraft Can Fly 10-feet Above the Ground

Awesome Two Person Aero-X Hovercraft Can Fly 10-feet Above the Ground
I’m rather disappointed in the way some of the tech we have today has evolved. I was convinced as a kid by the time I was a grownup we would have flying cars and hovercraft motorcycles…
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Parrot Bebop Drone has a Camera and Oculus Rift Support

Parrot Bebop Drone has a Camera and Oculus Rift Support
Parrot has been making automated flying drones for a while. The first of them was the AR.Drone. While at least one person has hacked their AR.Drone to be controlled using an Oculus Rift, Parrot has unveiled…
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Flying TIE Fighter Quadcopter Is Ready to Chase X-wings

Flying TIE Fighter Quadcopter Is Ready to Chase X-wings
Now the circle is complete. A few weeks ago we told you about Rodger Cleye’s amazing X-Wing Tri-rotor. Now he is back with an Advanced X1 TIE Fighter quadcopter. Can a Death Star chase featuring these…
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Dronies! Drone-Selfies Are a Thing!

Dronies! Drone-Selfies Are a Thing!
I have to admit when I first heard of drone selfies, I thought that actual drones were taking selfies of themselves.…
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Flying X-wing Tri-rotor: X-wing Fighters Are Now in Our Skies

Flying X-wing Tri-rotor: X-wing Fighters Are Now in Our Skies
Rodger Cleye made this awesome flying X-wing Fighter. Maybe it can shoot down some of those other drones in our skies. This 19 lb., five-foot-long X-Wing Fighter comes after Rodger already made a flying James Bond…
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Phantom Drone Carries GoPro into Active Volcano and Survives

Phantom Drone Carries GoPro into Active Volcano and Survives
There are all sorts of things you can do with a flying drone aircraft or quadcopter carrying a camera. You could do the obvious and chase your dog or cat around the house. You could have…
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R/C Helicopters Lift a Woman off the Ground

R/C Helicopters Lift a Woman off the Ground
Want to pick up your date? Forget your car. Don’t send a taxi. Send two R/C helicopters to pick her up and really impress her.…
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