The Solar Impulse 2 is to be officially presented today, but its construction didn’t happen in a day. Watch this video and understand the steps that had to be taken when you’re looking towards attempting the First #RTW Solar Flight!
An-225 Mriya which was built in Ukraine is the heaviest airlift cargo aircraft ever taken off in the sky. It is powered by six turbofan engines and is the largest airplane in the world; it is the heaviest aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight of 640 tonnes and the biggest heavier-than-air aircraft in terms of length and wingspan in operational service.
“Car L” meets the lions. The remote controlled 4×4 camera buggy gets up close and personal as it is stalked by this curious pride of lions in Botswana.
The Harvard fly is not the first tiny flying robot, but it may be the tiniest. A team at KMel Robotics has built drones that are about six inches across, have rotors instead of wings, and can fly autonomously in swarms. Aerovironment’s Nano Hummingbird has flapping wings, as its name suggests, that span just 6.5 inches.
You would think that if a helicopter lost all power that it would crash to the ground. But no there is a maneuver that helicopter pilots use called auto rotation that allows the pilot to safely land on the ground with out power.
These flying quadrotors are completely autonomous, meaning humans are not controlling them; rather they are controlled by a computer programed with instructions to play the instruments.