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Tag: Flight

Chinese Man Builds Flying Circle of Death

Chinese Man Builds Flying Circle of Death
What you see in the photos here is one of those rare items that is at the same time both awesome and supremely stupid. The man you see here is from China and is named Shu Mansheng. It appears that Shu built something akin to an AR.Drone that he could…

New Airships to Hit Canada: A Bit of Fringe Up North

New Airships to Hit Canada: A Bit of Fringe Up North
I’ve always enjoyed airships. They’ve been featured prominently in Fringe, in the other universe. It’s a shame that there aren’t more around, but that might not be for long. Hybrid Air Vehicles will be making some futuristic giant blimps to supply remote communities in the Northern parts of Canada.…
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Google Chromebooks Fly Free on Virgin America

Google Chromebooks Fly Free on Virgin America
Yes Google Chromebooks are now available, but I bet that you haven’t really given one a try. Starting today, and until September, Google will lend you a Chromebook on select Virgin America routes. You’ll even get free inflight Wi-Fi to go with. I can already see sales getting a boost…

Eurocopter X3 Hybrid Helicopter Hits 232 knots

Eurocopter X3 Hybrid Helicopter Hits 232 knots
Helicopters are awesome, but they have some drawbacks. The fantastic thing about the helicopter is that it can land and take off vertically needing no more space to do so than it takes to clear the rotors. The downside to a helicopter is that they are much slower than fixed…

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.…

Daredevil Jumps From Hot Air Balloon Wearing Rocket Wing, Flies Loops

Daredevil Jumps From Hot Air Balloon Wearing Rocket Wing, Flies Loops
I can trace my lust for a personal jet pack back to a single specific event from my youth. The episode of Fall Guy where Lee Majors used a jet pack really got my attention. Since I saw that show, I have wanted one and I honestly expected by the…

Xtraordinary Adventures Starts Booking Suborbital Space Flights

Xtraordinary Adventures Starts Booking Suborbital Space Flights
I always wanted to be an astronaut when I was a kid and go into space. Aliens were typically really hot chicks on Star Trek and you got to wear an awesome helmet so I was sold. A company called Xtraordinary Adventures will now take you on a suborbital space…

Chinese Farmer Makes DIY Helicopter, Killjoy Government Bans Him From Flying for ‘Safety Reasons’

Chinese Farmer Makes DIY Helicopter, Killjoy Government Bans Him From Flying for ‘Safety Reasons’
As a child, 20-year old Wu Zhongyuan dreamed of owning a flying machine. It seems that in his hometown Luoyang, in central China’s Henan province, some people, including him, had to “climb mountains” to get to their school. Unlike most of us, Wu acted on his childhood wish and made…

Parajet Skycar Now Available for Pre-Order, Governments May Need to Prepare Driving-Flying Licences

Parajet Skycar Now Available for Pre-Order, Governments May Need to Prepare Driving-Flying Licences
Why have I not read about this before? The ParaJet SkyCar, invented by Giles Cardozo, is the world’s first street legal FLYING CAR. As in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flying Car, except that it uses a nylon “Paramenia Reflex” wing to control its flight. The car is able to fly…

Logitech Flight System G940: for Serious Virtual Pilots

Logitech Flight System G940: for Serious Virtual Pilots
Logitech continue their quest to serve the deep-pocketed hardcore gamers with the upcoming Flight System G940. The G940 is a combination of a force feedback joystick, a dual throttle and foot pedals and has more than 250 programmable button options, giving you easy access and total control of everything, from…

The Sky Crawlers: the Most Beautiful Wii Game You’Ve Probably Never Heard of

The Sky Crawlers: the Most Beautiful Wii Game You’Ve Probably Never Heard of
The Sky Crawlers should be beautiful–the combination of Production I.G.’s visuals from the animated film and the Ace Combat team from Namco Bandai should be a home run every time. The problem isn’t the Wii game’s beauty, but the simple reality that, at first, there seemed to be no reason…

Black Box Server Casemod Should Survive a Plane Crash

Black Box Server Casemod Should Survive a Plane Crash
I’m not sure why nobody ever thought of this before, but I think it’s a cool idea. This clever casemod took the shell from an old flight data recorder (a.k.a. “Black Box”) and transformed it into a Linux server. A modder going simply by the name of Brett got his…

Come Fly Away With Wii

Come Fly Away With Wii
At this point, the Nintendo Wii really only has one flight game available, Wing Island. Anyway, somebody still thought it might be a good idea to take the Wii controls and stick ’em into a flight control rig. PEGA’s $12.99 Wii Airplane Controller Stand suction cups onto any flat surface,…

Own Your Own Rocket Pack

Own Your Own Rocket Pack
For the low, low price of just $250,000 you can have your very own jet pack that you can strap onto your back. The TAM Rocket Belt is a complete rocket pack system which is custom fitted to the exact specifications of the pilot. It can lift a person of…
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