Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop' started by Shaun, 27 Apr 2011.
Not quite computer and science geek stuff, but cool anyway:
Nice - very, very nice!
Isn't it always the way though that it's the potential for military application which will probably drive further development?
AIRWOLF would use that as a tooth pick.
That looks very fast. Cool indeed.
On my birthday list.
Looks like it's time for the US army to pick some new helicopters. Both the heavy lifter and small agile ones.
Looks like there will be heavy automation so they can be flown crewless or have the route programmed in.
The S-97 Raider looks absolutely sick now! Very Black Mirror....
Interestingly, like most freight ships these days, the engine is used to generate electrical power that drives everything including propulsion I imagine. Can't find the specifications on how the blades are controlled but it has to be an electric motor. The blades can twist and turn and change speed really quickly. Made possible by shed loads of on board processing power. Hopefully with a lot of built in redundancy as it probably flys like a rock without it.
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