Thursday, December 14, 2017

Flight Reports

A Dauphin’s Tale – Dennis Ideue’s Stunning Coast Gaurd Search & Rescue Scale Masterpiece

One-hundred-eighty inches of carbon-fiber blades are spinning at 1,600rpm. The sound is intense as a blender filled with metal, gears and morphine. The small crowd, gathered just a few minutes ago, has now taken cover behind their cars. Little kids plug their ears. It's hard to believe this day has finally come. It's time to maiden the Dauphin.

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Graupner Augusta A-119 Koala

As the Police Chief and Mayor of the City of Lone Tree, CO, eyed my helicopter in the parking lot of the city hall, my mind whirled with possibilities: I imagined showing off the impressive turbine model at civic events, police press events and the D.A.R.E. visits that the police officers make to schools.

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One Smart Rotorcraft

The annual International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC) held by the Association of Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) is a fascinating challenge. There, you'll see flying robotic platforms built by some of the brightest students in the world. The website for the competition, http://iarc.angel-strike.com notes that in the event's 18 years, the competition's set tasks have always been beyond current knowledge, and the rules say that nothing within the world military or industrial arsenal of robots will be able to complete the proposed mission at the time the [contest] guidelines are released.

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