Coandă Effect Makes a Better Hovercraft than a Quadcopter

Leaving no stone unturned in his quest for alternative and improbable ways to generate lift, [Tom Stanton] has come up with some interesting aircraft over the years. But this time he isn’t exactly flying, with this unusual Coandă effect hovercraft.
If you’re not familiar with the Coandă effect, neither were we until [Tom] tried to harness it for a quadcopter. The idea is that air moving at high speed across a curved surface will tend to follow it, meaning that lift can be generated. [Tom]’s original Coandă-copter was a bit of a bust – yes, there was lift, but it wasn’t

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Skyports and Flock Partner to Insure Drone Deliveries and UAM

London insurtech startup Flock has partnered with Skyports to cover the latter’s early-stage drone delivery services in the UK, Belgium, Sweden and Finland. Skyports, also based in the UK, has ambitious plans to build a worldwide network for passenger and cargo drones

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Drones and Cybersecurity: An Expert Opinion on Protecting Industry Against Drone and Data Attacks

At the DroneDeploy 2019 Conference,  an expert on cybersecurity and automated tools explained why hackers are attacking infrastructure with drones – and how to stop them.  Rhea Naidoo, co-founder and Director of Automated Solutions at Cambrian Cyber Group, came from a mining background: combined with her current expertise in cybersecurity she has a broad perspective […] The post Drones and Cybersecurity: An Expert Opinion on Protecting Industry Against Drone and Data Attacks appeared first on DRONELIFE

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DRONELIFE Exclusive: DroneDeploy’s Founders on Market Shifts, Enterprise Scale, and What Customers Want Now

DroneDeploy‘s newest release – due to launch in 10 days – was announced this morning at the DroneDeploy 2019 conference.  This newest version is a feature rich enterprise solution: what DroneDeploy describes as a “complete drone cloud

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Drones Beat at the Heart of Celine Dion’s Tour

Because she loved them, indoor-drone provider Verity Studios is embarking on a new tour with Canadian sensation Céline Dion with a bevy of illuminated autonomous drones set to launch during the pop diva’s upcoming concerts. As described by a Verity statement: “In the much-awaited encore of Dion’s show, the song ‘My Heart Will Go On, more […] The post Drones Beat at the Heart of Celine Dion’s Tour appeared first on DRONELIFE

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