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A Simple Photo of a Plane Taking Off…From Head On [Image Cache]

by on May.11, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, Air, and, AR, ash, Bag, boingboing, bold, Cam, Canon, clear, day, Dc, de, Display, Ds, E, e1, Ea, Et, fashion, Flight, Gallery, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Helicopter, Helicopters, Home Automation, Id, Im, Image cache, Imagecache, In, Ion, Ir, Isp, kin, Lde, Lens, Light, Mod, Net, Of, om, One, order, Os, oss, Padd, photo, photography, PI, plan, Plane, Plane take-off, Planes, Play, Q, Rc, rom, sight, Sim, source, Space, Style, Tag, TI, Via, X1

How do you possibly snag this shot (without dying in a spectacular fashion)? A bold pilot, an even bolder helicopter pilot, and a Canon 20D with 70–200mm lens. Read the whole tale here: [ Air&Space and MikeShorePhoto via boingboing ] More

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Luxury Mercedes-Benz EC145 Helicopter Looks Good Enough To Live In [Helicopters]

by on May.05, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, AR, Ati, Auto, Autos, Av, Ben, car, Cars, clear, Cup, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Ec145, Et, Fridge, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, good, Hd, Helicopter, Helicopters, holder, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, In, Ion, Ir, Isp, live, Luxury, Make, MER, Mercedes, mercedes benz, Mercedes benz ec145, Mercedes benz helicopter, mid, Mod, Model, Models, om, One, order, Os, Padd, pdf, PI, Ping, Play, Ports, Q, Rc, Red, series, Shop, shopping, Sport, sports, Style, Tag, TI, transport, Travel, TV, Ui, Up, X1

It’s the ultimate height in personal travel, inspired by Mercedes-Benz’s R-Class car series. Unlike their sportscars though, this helicopter can carry eight people in style and has a TV, fridge and requisite cup holders.

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Pilotless Navy Helicopter Busts Cocaine Deal During Trial Run [Robocopter]

by on Apr.13, 2010, under 2, 5, 7, 7d, A9, Ad, Ads, age, Ai, AR, Av, boat, Boats, business, BUST, clear, Crime, dash, de, deal, Display, Dj, Drones, Drugs, Ds, E, Ea, Film, fire, Fire scout, Ge, Gizmo, Gq, Hd, Helicopter, Helicopters, Home, Home Automation, Home Base, Im, Isp, Jet, Les, mind, Mod, Navy, Nes, One, order, Os, Padd, Pee, PI, Play, Q, Radar, Rc, robocop, Robocopter, ship, speed, Style, Tag, ted, TI, TV, Ui, Us, War, X1

The US Navy’s unmanned ” Fire Scout ” helicopter was out minding its own business on a trial run, when its home base warship detected a suspicious speedboat on radar. That’s when Robocopter kicked into high pursuit—filming the whole way. More

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You’re Not Truly Rich Until You Have Your Own Mothership [Ships]

by on Mar.31, 2010, under 7, 7d, A9, absolut, Ad, Ads, age, Ai, Air, and, ANT, app, AR, Av, boat, Boats, C5, car, clear, de, Ds, E, e1, Ea, eco, Fb, flo, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Helicopter, Helicopters, Home Automation, hug, Ion, Marines, Mod, mothership, Ms, My, Nes, Nsa, One, order, Os, Pee, Ports, ps, Rc, Russia, russian, sail, sea, Sea axe, ship, Ships, Style, Submarine, Superyacht, Support, Support ship, Tag, TI, Up, Us, what, X1, X2, yacht

This is absolutely insane. Apparently, there are people so rich that, not happy with having their own megayacht , get themselves a huge support ship to carry giant speedboats, sailboats, helicopters, and even submarines. That’s what the Sea Axe is. More

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Video: Nutters Fixing High Voltage Lines From Helicopters [Electricity]

by on Mar.29, 2010, under 7, 7d, A4, Ad, Ads, age, Ai, Air, Air2, and, AR, Ati, Cable, Cia, clear, Clips, Companies, de, Ds, E, Ea, electric, Electricity, Flight, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Helicopter, Helicopters, High voltage lines, Home Automation, Ie, Ion, late, life, Light, Mod, Nes, One, PI, Pr, pre, ps, Rc, Red, rom, Service, Style, Tag, Technic, ted, texas, TI, utilities, Via, Vide, Video, what, X1

You need insulated gonads of steel to get into a harness and let a helicopter fly you into a high voltage cable to service them. That’s precisely what the technicians from Air2 do for utilities companies nationwide. [ Air2 via Flightglobal ] More

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Gunshot Location System Helps Helicopter Pilots Know Whom They Annoyed [Military]

by on Mar.25, 2010, under 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, age, and, AR, Ati, Av, cat, clear, de, Ds, E, Ea, F1, Flying, Ge, Gizmo, Gun, Guns, Gunshot location system, hal, Haltt, Hd, Helicopter, Helicopters, Help, Home Automation, Ion, Military, Mod, My, One, Os, OTS, PI, ps, Rc, Style, Tag, TI, X1

You’re in a military helicopter and flying through enemy territory. Someone’s shooting at you, but you can’t retaliate or escape because you don’t know where the shots are coming from. Bet you wish you had HALTT, a gunshot location system .

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Motorized Lego Technic Avatar Helicopter is Grounded—For Now [Lego]

by on Feb.28, 2010, under 3D, 7d, Ads, age, ANT, app, AR, Avatar, clear, Display, Ds, E3, Ea, Eu, Ge, Gear, Gizmo, Hd, Helicopter, Helicopters, Hell, Home Automation, Isp, Lego, Light, Mic, Mod, One, power, Pr, pre, Rc, Red, Rf, Style, Technic, TI, Ui, Via, Video

Give this Lego Avatar helicopter a few aerodynamic tweaks, a slightly more powerful engine and a pilot spouting off canned, predictable dialogue, and I could easily see it taking flight, literally, to fight the Na’Vi. I mean, the rotors appear to be spinning at quite a clip in that video don’t they? Enough to sting a stray finger, in any event. Looks pretty sturdy too, which is incredibly important should the pilot happen to have a James Cameron-sized ego

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The Blade That Would Make Helicopters Almost Silent [Helicopters]

by on Feb.26, 2010, under Ads, age, Ai, Blue blade, Blue pulse, clear, Clips, dash, dev, Display, down, Ds, Ea, Edge, Eu, Eurocopter, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Helicopter, Helicopters, Home Automation, Ion, Isp, Led, Make, Men, Mod, Moto, One, Os, Pr, Pro, ps, Rc, Red, Rf, S1, step, Style, Technology, TI, time, Top, Ui, Up, Video, wired

Helicopters make a lot of noise because of a physical phenomenon called blade-vortex interaction. Eurocopter engineers have developed a new kind of rotor blade that attenuates this problem. It’s called Blue Edge, and—as you can hear—it works beautifully: The new blade shape is combined with another technology called Blue Pulse , which adds three flaps to the edge of the rotor blades.

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MIT Flyfire Robot Swarm Concept Could Create 3D LED Displays in the Sky [Robots]

by on Feb.21, 2010, under 360, 3D, Ads, Ai, Air, Art, Ati, Bots, Bug, clear, Concept, Display, Ds, E3, energy, Eu, Face, fire, flo, Hd, Helicopter, Helicopters, Home Automation, Ion, Isp, Led, Mic, Mit, mona lisa, Os, OTS, Pr, pre, Pro, ps, Ram, Rc, Red, Rf, Robot, Robots, sense, Sim, Simulation, Simulations, Style, TI, time, Ui, Up, Video, Videos, wait, War, WD

A gaggle of MIT inventors are presently working to create a swarm of micro LED-equipped heli-robots that would hover autonomously in the sky and create massive works of floating 3D artwork. The coming apocalypse, it just got prettier! The program, called Flyfire, would sync up hundreds (and thousands?) of tiny helicopter robots to create, say, that mysterious Mona Lisa smile in the dark night air.

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