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Conventional multicopter drones are excellent at hovering and VTOL, but they can't cover long distances as efficiently as fixed-wing aircraft. A team of students from the Singapore University of Technology and Design is trying to get the best of both worlds with the Transformable HOvering Rotorcraft (THOR)...Continue Reading "THOR" hybrid UAV hovers like a helicopter, flies like a plane Categ
NASA have finalized the preliminary design for a supersonic passenger jet that can travel faster than sound,without the supersonic boom.The post NASA finalizes the preliminary design for its supersonic X plane appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
able to carry 230 passengers, the newest member of the 737 MAX family will have the lowest seat-mile cost of any single-aisle airplane ever produced.The post boeing launches brand new 737 MAX 10 plane at paris air show appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
as its name would suggest, viñals' 'solar skin' plane is covered with a painted film of quantum solar dots, along with two double helix wind turbines to help generate the electricity it needs to fly. The post oscar viñals’ ‘solar skin’ plane generates enough energy to fly itself appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
the solarstratos is a sleek, two-seater aircraft with elongated wings covered in 22 square meters (237 feet) of solar panels.The post solarstratos atmospheric solar plane revealed in switzerland appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
There is much to learn from the natural world when it comes to robotics, and there may be no better exponents of this than the folks in the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems (LIS) at Switzerland's École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. For their latest bio-inspired project, the scientists have crafted a drone with a feathered, shape-shifting wingspan that allows it to fly fast, turn sharp
Fixed-wing drones are more energy-efficient than quadcopters, and can cover long distances more quickly. Quadcopters, however, require less space to take off and land. That's why some groups have developed drones that take and land vertically, yet transition to horizontal flight while airborne. One of the latest, AeroVironment's Quantix, is designed to be particularly easy to use...Continue R
In news that brings hope to those who still look wistfully back to the glory days of Concorde, aviation startup Boom Technology today unveiled its XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator. Nicknamed Baby Boom, the one-third scale prototype of the company's planned Boom passenger liner is designed to test the technologies for 21st century commercial supersonic flight...Continue Reading Boom unveils XB-1 s
If you're one of the millions of air travelers who must drive by half a dozen perfectly good small airfields to get to a passenger airport, there may be hope yet. Boeing has been awarded a patent for a tilt rotor Vertical TakeOff and Landing (VTOL) aircraft capable of carrying up to 100 passengers. By combining vertical lift and hover capacity of a helicopter with the speed and range of a con


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