Finished a simulated mission! It's payload ia 2,500 lbs and can over at 20,000ft. Click the image for the article.
This thing is HUGE! Apparently Yamaha makes this UAV beast and the university of Virginia gave it some extra smarts. Click the pic for the GizMag story.
Here's an interesting helicopter variant... "Boeing Updates on DARPA's DiscRotor" on AviationWeek.com
Sikorsky actually demonstrated what they're calling the fastest helicopter in the world. I don't think it counts. Helicopters don't have pusher blades in the back. But I like the design!
I'm very safety conscious when I fly. I like to take pride in helicopters that fly perfectly. This hasn't been one of those times. Embarrassingly I didn't check the tail drive belt for the first flight of the day and it turned out to be the last. Stupid belts. Maybe I should consider going back … Continue reading Duh, regular maintenance is needed!!