The MQ-8 Fire Scout might be the US military’s marquee pilotless helicopter, but it’s not the only one. A pair of R/C Kaman K-Max K-1200 choppers have proven their value resupplying forward operating bases in Afghanistan and, now, the DoD is developing a system to turn any helicopter into a remotely operated whirley bird.Read more..
The controversial aircraft capable of causing pain
Quadcopters are a ton of fun to play with, and even more fun to build. [Vegard] wrote in to tell us about his amazing custom DIY quadcopter frame that uses a commercial flight control system.
Building a quadcopter is the perfect project to embark upon if you want to test out your new CNC mill and 3D printer. The mechanical systems are fairly simple, yet result in something unbelievably rewarding. With a total build time of 30 hours (including Sketchup modeling), the project is very manageable for weekend hackers
While flying a drone is really difficult, when you finally get the hang of it you can take some gorgeous photos and videos.
It’s looking increasingly likely that our skies will be clouded with drones in the future. Hiring a drone to do some work for you could one day be as easy as getting a ride from Uber, which you should find equal parts incredible and terrifying.Read more..