Posts Tagged ‘Stable Flight’

Tiniest Drone Takes Off Sort Of

Nano Hummingbird has flapping wings, as its name suggests, that span just 6.5 inches. But until now, flapping-wing robots as small as the Harvard one have achieved stable flight only by being attached to guide rails. The latest Harvard drone dispense…

Flexible strategies for flight control: an active role for the abdomen [Research Articles]

Jonathan P. Dyhr, Kristi A. Morgansen, Thomas L. Daniel, and Noah J. Cowan
Moving animals orchestrate myriad motor systems in response to multimodal sensory inputs. Coordinating movement is particularly challenging in flight control, where animals dea…

Spatial memory and stereotypy of flight paths by big brown bats in cluttered surroundings [Research Articles]

Jonathan R. Barchi, Jeffrey M. Knowles, and James A. Simmons
The big brown bat, Eptesicus fuscus, uses echolocation for foraging and orientation. The limited operating range of biosonar implies that bats must rely upon spatial memory in familiar space…

Aerofex Hoverbike, Yea That’s A Real Thing

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online

It’s probably been a dream of yours forever, and one company is turning it into a reality by creating the world’s first hoverbike.

Aerofex, has a proof of concept prototype aircraft that seems to be…

Project Morpheus vehicle experiences hardware component failure

NASA’s prototype Morpheus lander crashed in a test flight on Thursday (Aug. 9, 2012), at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The vehicle lifted off the ground and then experienced a hardware component failure. This failure prevented the vehicle from maint…

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