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KOAX X-240 helicopter design hails from Switzerland

09/14/2010, Check out this conceptual KOAX X-240 helicopter from Swiss designers. Coming in the all-white shade, it looks super sleek regardless of your viewing angle. You won’t be able to go out for a joyride on this since it will be an unmanned aerial vehicle...

Military helicopters laser systems that offer missile protection

09/06/2010, Boffins at the University of Michigan are currently working on laser systems that aim to deliver protection for military helicopters from heat-seeking missiles. These lasers are not of the Star Wars variety where they shoot down the missiles – no...

Laser Powered Helicopter Paves The Way For Space Elevators

09/03/2010, There’s something about lasers that seems to appeal to everybody, and now LaserMotive has managed to use a few watts of laser power to keep a 22-gram model helicopter hovering for about an hour. While we can easily think of all sorts of mischief...

Dragonfly helicopter runs on hydrogen

08/10/2010, We took a look at an electric-powered helicopter earlier this morning, and here’s one that runs on water – yes, can you believe it? The Dragonfly relies on hydrogen peroxide that has been diluted to around 50% to 70%, where it will then power...

DIY: Triple-rotor Helicopter

06/25/2010, At a glance, this DIY tricopter looks quite similar to the Parrot AR Drone, but it’s not a commercial product. It’s currently in its 4th generation, and this DIY helicopter is quite cool, flying well, hovering and also performing some aerial...

Garmin flies high with G500H Helicopter Flight Display

05/28/2010, When you mention Garmin, we wouldn’t be surprised if the GPS acronym were to pop up in your mind. Well, the company aims for something a whole lot higher this time round with the Garmin G500H Helicopter Flight Display that has just received approval...

RC Helicopter equipped with DSLR camera

04/26/2010, Check out this remote controlled helicopter that comes with a DSLR camera attached to it, letting you shoot High Definition video from above, thanks to Texas-based videographer and RC pilot Eric Austin. The digital camera in question is a Canon 7D, where...

HexaKopter offers new form factor

02/23/2010, Just when you thought that you’ve seen all the remote controlled helicopters in town, along comes the HexaKopter – a 1.2kg, six-rotor device which is capable of staying in flight for slightly more than half an hour, toting around another 1kg...

Helicopters to get airbag-type system

12/09/2009, Basically, it takes a whole lot of providence and grace to walk away from a helicopter crash unscathed, but why court disaster when you can take precautionary steps yourself by including an airbag-type system in a helicopter? That’s what NASA has...

DIY helicopter built with help of Internet

08/10/2009, The Internet is truly a wondrous place to visit if you have the right intentions – take Chinese farmer Wu Zhongyuan who actually built this helicopter from ground up all by himself, relying on bits and pieces of middle school physics lessons as well...

PD-100 Black Hornet

05/05/2009, The PD-100 Black Hornet that you see here is touted to be the smallest video camera-equipped helicopter in the world. It tips the scales at a mere 15 grams, and comes with tiny rotor blades that measure just 10 centimeters. At maximum speed, it is able to...