Gary Mortimer's Blog – July 2010 Archive (8)

Monster quad

quadcopter overview from Brothers Olson on Vimeo.

Oh no I'm making this quad world, funny how quad posts all arrive together just like buses, I thought this chap had done well and this was worth sharing.

Looking further they seem to know what they are doing...…


Added by Gary Mortimer on July 29, 2010 at 11:30am — 22 Comments

Model aircraft crash closes main road

Its summer in the northern hemisphere, be careful

Added by Gary Mortimer on July 26, 2010 at 10:32am — 6 Comments

Funny how the web works

This video that includes some very dubious characters has just been flagged up as new by Google, someone has blogged it. But clicking it and watching it reminded me just how much things have moved along in the last couple of years.

I wonder what things would look like if it was…

Added by Gary Mortimer on July 25, 2010 at 10:24am — 7 Comments

Its two week day

Thats the manned solar impulse which is due to take off again on another trial flight. Don't forget that the Zephyr will pass the two weeks in the air point later today, Friday the 23rd of July. It does not take a rocket scientist to work out that the man is probably the weak link in the Solar Impulse!!

No offence meant to a very skilled pilot no doubt, but when you here them saying things like engine up 3 RPM and down 3…

Added by Gary Mortimer on July 23, 2010 at 12:19am — 14 Comments

British UAS smashes endurance record and is still going.

The Qinetiq Zephyr has been airborne for 7 days and as I write this.... 2 hours and 23 minutes. Its still flying. I believe they are going for two weeks. It took off last Friday from the Yuma testing grounds in Arizona at 1440 BST (0640 local)…


Added by Gary Mortimer on July 16, 2010 at 9:00am — 36 Comments

Should you be very bored at work

The rather wonderful Pathe news opened its virtual doors yesterday, loose yourself in aviation nostalgia!

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Added by Gary Mortimer on July 13, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Boeing unveils Phantom Eye......

Well this one from Flight

Heres a photo I took last week at the Waddington UAS symposium…


Added by Gary Mortimer on July 13, 2010 at 2:09am — 2 Comments

New Skywalker

Skywalker 2 at

Added by Gary Mortimer on July 4, 2010 at 2:56pm — 29 Comments

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