Adding to the long list of transforming flying cars AeroMobil hopes to skip straight to the top of the heap with their take on the flying auto. With a sleek sci-fi design and clever technology AeroMobile may just be the closest so far to a practical car that can also fly.
The air campaign against ISIS is now well under way and observant people may have noticed an unusual silhouette high in the sky blue background of many photos of the conflict. The long slender outline with wings tucked back is the B-1B Lancer in action. Confirming these observations are videos released by the US Military in the last week, day and night videos that feature the awesome B-1B refuelling over Syria and Iraq.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are the latest videos of the B-1B refuelling as well as the results of these missions. Night time and day time vision of the big bird doing the dance with a tanker along with the aftermath of the missions. Sit back, relax and be glad that when you look up there are no B-1B’s.
Footage has recently surfaced that captures an A-10 Warthog and Apache helicopters in action fighting ISIS. Apparently filmed by Special Forces troops on the ground in Syria the incredible video may show the officially announced October introduction of the A-10 has already happened.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the video that probably shouldn’t exist for another month, capturing the roar of an A-10’s GAU-8 Avenger Gatling gun, introducing ISIS fighters to the hand of god.
Science-fiction transportation moved a step closer this week with Aero-X announcing their hoverbike will begin selling in 2017. Doing the impossible is never cheap, $85,000 not cheap in this case. Those who have to have a hoverbike can plonk down a $5,000 pre-order now and jump the future queue.
The Aero-X uses two ducted fans to allow the pilot to fly at up to 72 kph mere meters off the ground. Carrying the pilot and a passenger the Aero-X will traverse any landscape you point it at.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the Aero-X in action during testing. It is real and continues to improve every day but how popular it will be no-one can say. Sit back, relax and remember to buckle up in the back, we’re all new to this.
With budget cuts affecting the US military from top to bottom multi-role aircraft are being favored over specialist machines such as the A-10. This has led to the sad possibility that the greatest ground support aircraft in the world may soon be decommissioned, as soon as 2019.
The final decision to pull the pin on the A-10 is still to be made, with many senators wanting the Warthog to remain in service it isn’t over yet.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the video evidence of the A-10’s massive impact on the battlefield, the amazing machine in action. Sit back, relax and let the air show begin. Just don’t get on the wrong side of the Warthog; you won’t like him when he’s mad.
Speculation is running rife around the internet; the world wants to know what is flying in the skies over Texas and Kansas. The mystery began in Texas where eagle eyed photographers captured images of an unknown aircraft flying high in the atmosphere. This week the mystery deepened with images of another mystery triangular aircraft flying over Kansas.
RC Helicopters provide hours of enjoyment for the enthusiasts that fly these magnificent micro machines. While they are undoubtedly fun we don’t typically think of them as heavy lift machines. Until today, the day two RC helicopters lifted a lady.
After months of organisation and thousands of Euros spent souping up their X7 helicopters the HeliGraphixs.com team have pushed the boundaries. With engines screaming the team’s two helicopters lifted off, the human payload hanging below. With a total payload of 124 pounds these highly tuned micro machines are punching well above their own weight.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the video that made the world wonder why? A demonstration of what people can do if the obsession is as deep as their pockets. Sit back, relax and be prepared to be amazed by the world’s smallest heavy lift helicopters.
Of all the DIY home projects to undertake there are few more dangerous than the home-made helicopter. With whirring blades of death and an inherently unstable design this is surely a project for the risk takers amongst us. While it may be considered unbelievably dangerous there have been two amazing examples released in recent months.
This is definitely one of those do not try this at home moments, only trained professionals and mad men should embark on projects of this insanity.
Northrop Grumman has this week unveiled the latest generation spy plane into our crowded skies, the Firebird.
This is the the curvy super model of surveillance aircraft. Most unusual for an unmanned aircraft is the inclusion of a cockpit option allowing this bad boy to do double duty as either an automated drone or as a more traditional piloted surveillance aircraft. Flexibility is the theme of the day for the Firebird and it takes it to the extreme. This may well be the Swiss army knife of the slow moving surveillance aircraft. With the ability to juggle high def video, ultra hi-res pictures, infra red, ultra violet, radar and communications simultaneously this is a multitasking master.
Firebird has been designed as a medium altitude long-range surveillance aircraft that is capable of switching roles quickly and easily as well as providing multiple types of surveillance to be carried out simultaneously. For an aircraft of this size – 10.3meters long and a wingspan of 19.8meters – the payload bay is generous in size and capacity – over 500kg payload – and is the key to this flexibility.