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Tag: Flying

DARPA-Commissioned Robotic Hummingbird Takes to the Air

DARPA-Commissioned Robotic Hummingbird Takes to the Air
When I think about DARPA building robots, I envision something along the line of the Terminator or Johnny 5. That isn’t what DARPA has in mind though (at least in this project) as one of its…
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RC Copter Hunts Hydrogen-Filled Balloons

RC Copter Hunts Hydrogen-Filled Balloons
I have tried my hand at flying remote control helicopters a few times. Once the copter flew away never to be seen again. I suspect this was a response to seeing how poorly I landed my…
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Helicopter Emulates Falling Maple Seed Pod: I’m Never Getting in One of These Things

Helicopter Emulates Falling Maple Seed Pod: I’m Never Getting in One of These Things
Riding in a helicopter can be a thrilling, and sometimes harrowing experience. But this helicopter design is one that I can say that with certainty that I would never, ever set foot inside of.…
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RotorConcept SWAT Copter Looks Like it Could Do Serious Damage

RotorConcept SWAT Copter Looks Like it Could Do Serious Damage
Every time I visit CES, I like to dig around looking for something other than the usual big-brand announcements, and this year is no exception. My favorite off-the-beaten-path thing of the year so far? The ID-1SWAT…
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Merry Quadrocopter Christmas

Merry Quadrocopter Christmas
If I had a Quadrocopter remote-controlled flying aircraft floating around my place, I’m not sure this is the first thing I’d do with it. But it is the holidays, and I guess the joyful Christmas spirit…
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Microsoft Kinect + R/C Flying Bot = Autonomous Flying Machine

Microsoft Kinect + R/C Flying Bot = Autonomous Flying Machine
Microsoft’s Kinect proves that some gaming peripherals aren’t just for gaming. Since the launch of Microsoft’s Kinect, people have been hacking it to do all sorts of  interesting things. However, I have to say that attaching…
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Force Rc Micro-Copters: Hands-on Flight Test

Force Rc Micro-Copters: Hands-on Flight Test
The guys over at Horizon Hobby were kind enough to send us a few of their Force RC remote-controlled micro-helicopters to play with, and I thought I’d share some of my experiences with you.…
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Geeks Tie Fireworks to Kites, Not as Explosive as You Might Think

Geeks Tie Fireworks to Kites, Not as Explosive as You Might Think
As a kid, any time we could buy fireworks was a great time of year. I once lobbied to move to Florida where you could buy fireworks year round, but my parents never agreed. I used…
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Mr. T Ghost Don’T Pity No Fools, Scares ‘Em Instead

Mr. T Ghost Don’T Pity No Fools, Scares ‘Em Instead
Breaking news! Three kids were harassed this past Halloween by an unidentified flying object. Its body was white and shapeless, it had a menacing expression, and it had rotor blades for arms: Creepy eh? Actually, that’s…
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Flying R/C Millennium Falcon Does the Kessel Run in Just Under 12 Days

Flying R/C Millennium Falcon Does the Kessel Run in Just Under 12 Days
This remote-controlled Millennium Falcon seems to have had a slight design modification from the one in the movies. Instead of giant hyperthrusters (or whatever they’re called on the back of the real Falcon), this version is…
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Tiny Flying Spy Robots: That’S All We Need Now

Tiny Flying Spy Robots: That’S All We Need Now
If you are worried about  all those security cameras that are popping up everywhere, and Big Brother watching you, well maybe you should just leave now and ignore this piece of news. Mirko Kovac from the…
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Sweet Arduimu Quadcopter is Smarter Than the Parrot Ardrone

Sweet Arduimu Quadcopter is Smarter Than the Parrot Ardrone
I have been building model kits since I was a kid and now that my son is old enough we put them together at times. I once built an RC airplane from a kit and it…
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Martin Aircraft Presents Their Real Jetpack!

Martin Aircraft Presents Their Real Jetpack!
A company from New Zealand is going to start selling flying jetpacks commercially. Strangely enough, these real jetpacks cost $75,000, which is less than the earth-bound JetLev Flyer which we posted about yesterday. The Martin Aircraft…
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Jetlev Jetski Jetpack Ready for Purchase (if You’Re Rich)

Jetlev Jetski Jetpack Ready for Purchase (if You’Re Rich)
We’ve mentioned this before, but this amazing rig allows you to simply take off into the air. The most interesting thing is that it combines a jetski with a jetpack. It’s called the Jetlev Flyer and…
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Micro Rc Helicopters Are a Perfect Way to Waste Time at the Office

Micro Rc Helicopters Are a Perfect Way to Waste Time at the Office
I have to say that I have always wanted to pilot a radio-controlled helicopter, though I’ve learned that doing so isn’t as easy as I initially had thought. Experienced R/C pilots have told me that helicopters…
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The 2.1 Million Dollar Robot Hummingbird That Will Save Your Life, Say What?

The 2.1 Million Dollar Robot Hummingbird That Will Save Your Life, Say What?
This is actually serious. This is a teeny, tiny, flying robot that looks like a hummingbird. It naturally comes from Japan and wants to save your life, and a whole other bunch of stuff as well.…
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