Monday, January 24, 2011
When I think of a hummingbird, I think of a small sleek bird that beats his wings fast enough to hover all day drinking nectar. Boeing's idea of a Hummingbird is an advanced UAV that has a range of 2,500 nautical miles and a service ceiling of 30, 000 ft, 10, 000 more than conventional helicopters. She can speed along at 140 knots with a max of 180 and can carry up 2,500 lbs of cargo. Pretty impressive for a little hummingbird....
Monday, January 10, 2011
Catching a ride on the back of NASA's 747, the Phantom Ray will start high speed taxi tests at Edwards AFB with the first flight taking place early this year. The Ray concept had been drafted up a decade ago by the famous Boeing Phantom Works and was finally built in a quick two years. The unmanned Ray has a 50 ft wingspan and cruises at 0.8 mach just under the speed of sound with a 40,000 ft operating altitude. The high tech UAV is powered by a GE F404-GE-102D turbo fan engine that can produce up to 17,700 pounds of thrust. Another great system designed to support the war fighter on the ground and save lives.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
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Monday, January 3, 2011
Loop Video as he performs the first jet-wing loop ever. Individuals like Yves Rossy are the ones that inspire and spur innovation in flight, he has proven to be an amazing aviator.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
NMSA) is currently building the worlds first commercially built spaceport and it's almost operational! With an elaborate building design that looks like it could suddenly rise from the dirt and take off, Virgin Galactics commander in chief Richard Branson's dreams are becoming reality. The 225 million dollar project is well underway and should be done in late 2011. If you want to reserve a seat your going to have to cough up a 20,000 dollar deposit and a space ticket price of 200,000. I think I will start saving today!