Neatorama Posts Tagged "helicopters"
Human-Powered Helicopter...

(Video Link) Students at the University of Maryland build a functional helicopter that is powered only by human exertion: The X-shaped helicopter, called Gamera, has 42-foot diameter rotors at each end of 60-foot l...

https://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/20/human-powered-helicopter/
Skilled Helicopter Pilot Rescues a Deer...

(Video Link) A deer fell through the ice covering a frozen lake. A helicopter pilot came in close to observe and reasoned that he could use the force generated by his blades to blow the deer onto the ice and to the...

https://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/01/skilled-helicopter-pilot-rescues-a-deer/
$5 Heli-Rocket...

(Video Link) While spending only $5 for the necessary modifications, Douglas Desrochers gave a rocket helicopter blades which it could use to make a smooth descent: The HeliRocket is propelled by a standard model-r...

https://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/22/5-heli-rocket/
New Helicopter Promises to Be the World's Fastest...

Sikorsky Aircraft's prototype X2 helicopter became the world's fastest helicopter when it reached a speed of 225 knots -- 9 more than the previous record set in the 1980s by a Westland Lynx. From the company's press rel...

https://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/04/new-helicopter-promises-to-the-worlds-fastest/
Full-Sized Electric Helicopter...

Pictured above is an artist's conception of Sikorsky's new project. The Firefly, if successful, will be a full-sized helicopter that is powered entirely by electricity: The Firefly is built around the existing S-300C...

https://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/27/full-sized-electric-helicopter/
Double-Fuselage Amphibious Tiltrotor Helicopter Design Wins NASA Contest...

NASA recently held a design competition for engineering students. The objective was to design a tiltrotor helicopter that could take off from the water. Such an aircraft, NASA hoped, could be used in future maritime re...

https://www.neatorama.com/2010/06/23/double-fuselage-amphibious-tiltrotor-helicopter-design-wins-nasa-contest/
Magic Helicopter Flies without Moving Blades...

[https://youtu.be/R-IVw8OKjvQ](YouTube Link)This video, going around the Internet lately, was allegedly shot with the shutter speed synchronized to the helicopter's blade speed. I thought that shutter speed is a functio...

https://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/28/magic-helicopter-flies-without-moving-blades/
Mesicopters...

Its hard to believe these little things can even fly. They are about as small as a quarter and are simply cool. Ilan Kroo and his colleagues at Stanford hope to use them for Mars exploration or atmospheric research o...

https://www.neatorama.com/2009/02/01/mesicopters/
RC Helicopter With a .45 Pistol Attached...

(Video Link) The pilot of this radio controlled helicopter is a good shot. I can immediately think of several ways that I could use this toy, none of which are legal. Via Geekologie...

https://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/15/rc-helicopter-with-a-45-pistol-attached/
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