Shannon Morrisey's Blog – October 2010 Archive (2)

Laser Powered Quadrotor Sets New Aviation Record

From Xconomy: "A couple of startup companies set a world aviation record last night.

But they were pretty low-key about it. As I walked into the Future of Flight Aviation Center in Mukilteo, WA, a half hour north of Seattle, I saw little activity. It was after hours, and the…

Added by Shannon Morrisey on October 28, 2010 at 5:30pm — 10 Comments

Tilt-Wing Stall Landing Technique Inspired by Birds

A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has recently demonstrated an innovative landing control system that allows planes to land similarly to birds. Since this method allows quick changes of speed and fast landings, it might improve future aircraft...…


Added by Shannon Morrisey on October 12, 2010 at 10:30am — 11 Comments

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