Category Archives: aviation

Steep takeoff

Boeing 787 Dreamliner performing a frighteningly steep take-off at the Farnborough Airshow, 2013.

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Kitty Hawk Flyer

The Kitty Hawk Flyer is a new, all-electric aircraft. It is safe, tested and legal to operate in the United States in uncongested areas under the Ultralight category of FAA regulations. We’ve designed our first version specifically to fly over … Continue reading

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United Airlines

UAL was all over the web last night over their handling of the Asian guy who didn’t have a seat due to a UAL overbooking of the flight. You’ve seen the news videos, here’s a parody of the new TV … Continue reading

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Drone vs. lightning

At the University of Manchester’s High Voltage Laboratory, we see what happens when a DJI Phantom 3 drone gets hit with an electrical impulse of 1.4MV – basically, a lightning strike. – Tom Scott

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P-51 whistling sounds

The awesome whistle sound of the P-51 Mustang, a fighter used in WWII. Many of us may be more familiar with the German Stuka Jericho Siren.

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F/A-18 Hornets crosswind takeoffs

30-40 knot crosswinds give these fighter pilots a bit of a challenge while getting airborne. To us on the ground, it just looks so odd.

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Fastest hydroplane on Earth

After a 100+ years of evolution in race boat design, the modern Unlimited Hydroplane is the world’s fastest race boat, capable of speeds over 200mph and powered by a 3000 horsepower Lycorning T-55 L-7 military Chinook helicopter turbine engine.

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Inside a B-29 Superfortress

An honour retracing steps of WWII veterans as I explored every nook and cranny of this plane! [21:34] Video link.

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The engineering behind wingsuit design

Aerospace Engineer Angelo Grubisic fell in love with the high-risk sport of wingsuit base jumping. And he’s using his engineering knowledge to apply aeronautical principles to this extreme sport.

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Australian helicopter cowboys

This is a new/old/fave video. It fell into the bin and can’t be saved for later it must be shown now. It’s that good.

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More cross wind landings

Birmingham Airport, UK. Wind speeds at some point were more than 20mph. It’s times like these when the pilots earn their money. Scary as shit.

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Aircraft takeoff trauma

Lotsa stuff going on here. Imagine you’re the pilot trying to fly this multi-million dollar aircraft. Then imagine you’re a passenger at the back of the plane.

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Airbus drone hybrid

“Airbus and Italdesign are please to introduce Pop.Up, a trailblazing modular ground and air passenger concept vehicle system to releive traffic conjestion in megacities of tomorrow.” Spot the spelling errors. Video is about a concept that looks nice on the … Continue reading

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Flamethrower drone

Drones are being used by an electric power company in China to get rid of plastic bags and other debris that get caught in places that are hard to reach by a human in a cherrypicker. Shit’s starting to get … Continue reading

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Scorpion 3 Hoverbike-3

Created by Russian startup Hoversurf, the Scorpion-3 aerial bike isn’t much more than a giant quadcopter with a seat, but unlike previous prototypes, the Scorpion-3 puts the controls directly in the hands of the pilot. Although this sci-fi machine wants … Continue reading

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Drone shooting

Rather than skeet shooting, shooters practice firing at drones flying at 80 miles per hour. Guy capitalized on the idea and now makes money all over the country.

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