DailyDirt: Robot Helicopters

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Flying is a great mode of transportation. Technically, though, there are a few different kinds of flying. Gliding or soaring like a sparrow (African or European, it doesn't matter) is fine, but the capabilities of a helicopter are sometimes much more useful. Hovering and vertical take-offs are really neat tricks. Maybe not as neat as a Firefly "Crazy Ivan" -- but it's a bit unfair to compare fictional flying maneuvers to actual aerial feats. Anyway, here are a few cool robotic helicopters.
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Filed Under: helicopters, samaras, skynet
Companies: boeing

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    Derek (profile), 28 Jan 2011 @ 5:45pm


    The African or European joke should be swallows, not sparrows, IIRC.

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