"THOR": The New VTOL Airframe that Goes the Distance

"THOR": The New VTOL Airframe that Goes the Distance

Imagine detaching the rotor from a helicopter, attaching a brain to it, and calling it a drone. The Transformable HOvering Rotorcraft (THOR) prototype from the Singapore University of Technology and Design captures the simplicity of that concept and makes it...
Disney Patents Projection Drones

Disney Patents Projection Drones

Disney filed a patent for a UAV based projection system, which it intends to use in its extravagant light shows held nightly at its theme parks. The patent features multiple variations of a drone, projector, and reflector combination with the key feature being the...
Drone safety ? Critical for the growth of the industry

Drone safety ? Critical for the growth of the industry

Todd Van Epps will be teaching a class on Safe and Efficient UAV Operations at the upcoming InterDrone Conference in September. Todd teaches flight instruction to new aircraft operators as well as creates custom helicopter builds for unique applications. He has...

Boeing Patents Mid-Air Recharging System for Drones

Well-known aircraft manufacturer Boeing was granted a patent for a mid-air recharging system. Each aircraft or drone would be comprised of an electrically powered buoyant aircraft, a control system to maneuver the aircraft, and a retractable tether to couple the...
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