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Air Race E
New aviation racing event/league, similar to Reno air races and in theme to Formula-E, to promote electric aviation and provide a stage for technology innovation. It would be an interesting take, if it's like RedBull's pylon racing stuff, though somewhat quiet...
general  aviation  electric  aircraft  racing  league  sports  research  technology  vehicle  transportation 
5 weeks ago by asteroza
(PDF) Implementation of Electrical Rim Driven Fan Technology to Small Unmanned Aircraft
Apparently rim drive electric fans are a little disappointing at this time for aviation purposes
rim  drive  electric  fan  propulsion  duct  ducted  RDF  general  aviation  UAV  drone  research 
7 weeks ago by asteroza
Woodrow Bellamy III on Twitter: "The @Honeywell_Aero megawatt power generator on display at their pre #NBAA18 event… "
Sadly, this was to be the generator for the XV-24A LightningStrike eVTOL demonstrator, to be paired with a turboshaft engine.
Honeywell  electric  generator  general  aviation  propulsion  research  technology 
7 weeks ago by asteroza
Scalewings – Willkommen in der Welt von ScaleWings
Trying to build a hybrid engine block for airplanes, consisting of an electric motor/generator and two independent reciprocating engines (looks like V type). In theory, with a shared shaft, you can knock out one motor and two others should still cover you.
hybrid  engine  block  general  aviation  propulsion  research  technology  electric  motor  Germany 
7 weeks ago by asteroza
Opener | Home
Another electric VTOL, this one called BlackFly, though it looks more like a flea from the side to be honest
electric  VTOL  general  aviation  aircraft  multicopter  vehicle  transportation 
july 2018 by asteroza
Aircraft Tug – Anthony DiPilato
DIY wheel tug for very small general aviation aircraft
DIY  wheel  tug  general  aviation  aircraft  ground  handling  UGV  ROV 
june 2018 by asteroza
www.dartflyer.com
I wonder if this can cruise in a high efficiency ground effect mode, the shape is almost right for it...
hybrid  VTOL  general  aviation  aircraft  vehicle  transportation  research  technology 
june 2018 by asteroza
Together, We Will Make People Fly | GoFly Prize GoFly Prize
This sounds like a roundabout way of trying to make the NASA Pelican electric flyer a reality...
personal  general  aviation  research  technology  vehicle 
june 2018 by asteroza
About Us
allegedly they have a new machine learning system that requires far less training
general  AI  machine  deep  learning 
june 2018 by asteroza
Hybrid geared-fan and piston concept could slash fuel-burn
Like old combined cycle aviation diesel designs, this appears to be either a diamond D-16, or perhaps even a deltic triangular configuration. Difference is LP turbine drives geared turbofan, while pistons drive HP compressor with no HP turbine. Makes for a supercharged diesel turboprop of sorts.
general  aviation  propulsion  combined  cycle  diesel  engine  geared  turbofan  GTF  turboprop  supercharger  turbocharger 
may 2018 by asteroza
Bell Air Taxi Concept Experience at CES 2018
Pod design for a VTOL air taxi, but absolutely no shots of the pod carrier or propulsion. Likely a multicopter, possibly a tiltrotor.
bell  helicopter  air  taxi  VTOL  pod  carrier  general  aviation  vehicle  transportation 
january 2018 by asteroza
Alauda
Crazy bastards want to do human ridden quadcopter racing. As if stunt flying wasn't lethal enough. Will look interesting though...
human  piloted  multicopter  quadcopter  racing  general  aviation 
december 2017 by asteroza
EViation
Working an electric somewhat distributed propulsion general aviation aircraft. Sorta interesting design, sorta reminiscent of WingCo's BWB Atlantica
electric  distributed  propulsion  aircraft  airplane  general  aviation  research  technology  israel 
september 2017 by asteroza
propeller - What is this odd aircraft? - Aviation Stack Exchange
Uber is doing air taxi's with Aurora, and their publicly disclosed electric mini-proto looks a lot like this, minus the quadplane arms
Uber  air  taxi  general  aviation  prototype  VTOL  electric  quadplane  Delicious 
april 2017 by asteroza
Wright Electric
Distributed electric propulsion research now backed by an airline
electric  airplane  aircraft  propulsion  general  aviation  research  technology  distributed 
march 2017 by asteroza
https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20110011311.pdf
The original Puffin electric VTOL tailsitter personal general aviation vehicle paper from NASA.
NASA  PUFFIN  electric  VTOL  tailsitter  personal  helicopter  vehicle  transportation  research  technology  aircraft  aviation  general  Delicious 
february 2017 by asteroza
Lilium Aviation
Shades of LightningStrike, neat trick of telescoping the forward canard fan array for VTOL
distributed  electric  fan  propulsion  VTOL  general  aviation  airplane  aircraft  research  technology  Delicious 
may 2016 by asteroza
Cobalt
Interesting single engine canard prop pusher that's trying to look business jet-like.
general  aviation  aircraft  airplane  pusher  canard  private  vehicle  transportation  Delicious 
november 2015 by asteroza
Russia May Introduce Glonass-Based Navigation System for Light Aircraft / Sputnik International
Hrm, those multi-constellation type GPS chips used in phones have GLONASS, so simply extending that supply chain to GA ADS-B transponders then?
GNSS  GLONASS  ADS-B  general  aviation  light  aircraft  transponder  hardware  electronics  devices  Delicious 
august 2015 by asteroza
AXTER System | axter aerospace – Innovación aeronáutica en electrónica de control, potencia y seguridad
Err, seems the idea is to slip an electric motor onto the output shaft of a light aircraft engine to provide electric boost, and a marginal emergency propulsion capability. Sorta parallel hybrid EV...
electric  motor  assist  auxillary  propulsion  boost  backup  general  aviation  aerospace  research  technology  hardware  electronics  devices  emergency  parallel  hybrid  Delicious 
june 2015 by asteroza
News Releases
Interesting move for Cessna, moving the 182 line to Jet A burning aviation turbodiesel powerplants. Is the cost of AvGas for GA civilian use looking bleak? If I remember correctly, AvGas is made at only one refinery in the US in a single batch for the whole year.
Cessna  turbo  182  NXT  general  aviation  propulsion  engine  diesel  JetA  Delicious 
july 2012 by asteroza
Robotic pen assembly demo at Design Engineering & Manufacturing Solutions Expo
Getting closer to replacing humans on manufacturing lines, which in the modern case is largely a human doing picker/placement movements using parts from storage boxes surrounding the human. If the picker boxes are delivered by robot trucks, then the next step is the picker action itself. Though for possibly simpler setup, you would be limited to human torso/arm analogs as that would allow simple human waldo training/recording.
japan  keyence  multipurpose  general  robot  arm  automated  manufacturing  production  prototype  robotics  Delicious 
july 2010 by asteroza
General Atomics Tests Thermal Energy Storage Device for Directed Energy Weapons
A psuedo regenerative setup, recovering waste heat from directed energy weapons for reuse, while cooling the weapon at the same time
general  atomics  PCM  phase  change  material  materials  science  research  technology  thermal  energy  storage  cooling  DEW  directed  weapon  military  recovery  scavenging  Delicious 
june 2010 by asteroza

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