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Super-simple Skyryse One helicopter is flown via one stick and two screens

How hard could it be to fly a helicopter if the controls consisted of just one stick and two touchscreens? That's exactly what the case is with the recently announced Skyryse One, which could be yours for just shy of $2 million.California-based aviation company Skyryse has been around since 2016, during which time it has been hard at work on a semi-autonomous piloting system that can be retrofitted into existing third-party helicopters. The One is the first helicopter to be designed with that tech already "baked in,"…

The small but mighty electric helicopter that’ll have you rethinking the way you travel in the future

Who hasn't been stuck in traffic and said, "I wish I could get out of this mess and fly over it all."That idea might be closer to reality than you think. An Australian startup called FlyNow Aviation is developing an auto-piloted electric helicopter, or eCopter, that aims to revolutionize urban air mobility.CLICK TO GET KURT’S FREE CYBERGUY NEWSLETTER WITH SECURITY ALERTS, QUICK VIDEO TIPS, TECH REVIEWS AND EASY HOW-TO’S TO MAKE YOU SMARTER  Auto-piloted electric helicopter  (FlyNow Aviation)What is an eCopter?An eCopter…

“It Was Infuriating To Witness”: 50 Examples Of Helicopter Parenting Taken To The Extreme

My brother was injured in a training accident in the Israeli army. It wasn't life threatening but it was a pretty messy injury that needed immediate care. For some reason the base commander tried to hide the injury and refused to send my brother to the hospital. Instead he sent him to the camp medic who took one look at my brother and said "here, have some morphine and holy god I'm going to call for help". My brother asked him to call my mom. My mom, a military police major at the time, commandeered a helicopter…

How helicopter that claimed Herbert Wigwe, others crashed – Investigators

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has provided further details on the fatal helicopter crash that led to the death of the Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc, Herbert Wigwe, his wife, son and other crew members onboard. The details were provided by a board member with the NTSB, Michael Graham, alongside the investigator in charge of the incident, Aaron Sours, at a press briefing on Saturday evening in Barstow, California. Mr Graham confirmed that the two crew members and four…

Ingenuity, NASA’s Mars helicopter, can no linger fly.

The space agency announced Thursday that the 4-pound (1.8-kilogram) chopper named Ingenuity can no longer fly because of rotor blade damage. While it remains upright and in contact with flight controllers, its $85 million mission is officially over, officials said.Originally intended as a short-term tech demo, Ingenuity logged 72 flights over three years at Mars. It accumulated more than two hours of flight time, traveling 11 miles (18 kilometers). That’s more than 14 times farther than planned, according to NASA. It…

JUST IN: Herbert Wigwe, wife, son feared dead in helicopter crash

The CEO of Access Holdings, Herbert Wigwe, his wife and his son are believed to be among the six passengers in a helicopter that crashed in the US early Saturday Nigerian time (late Friday local time). The New York Times reports that a total of six people were in the helicopter that crashed near the California-Nevada border. No survivors have been located as of the time of this report. Access Holdings, owners of Access Bank, have yet to confirm Mr Wigwe’s death as of the time of this report. However, people close…

NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Spots Ingenuity Helicopter at Its Final Resting Place

Perseverance Spots Ingenuity at Its Final Airfield: NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover captured this mosaic showing the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter at its final airfield on February 4, 2024. The helicopter damaged its rotor blades during landing on its 72nd flight on January 18, 2024. The Ingenuity team has nicknamed the spot where the helicopter completed its final flight “Valinor Hills” after the fictional location in J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy novels, which include “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Credit:…

Marine helicopter located east of San Diego; search continues for crew

Search-and-rescue crews found a military helicopter on Wednesday morning, several hours after the aircraft was reported missing en route to a Marine air station in San Diego with five Marines aboard.The helicopter was found just after 9 a.m. in Pine Valley, about 40 miles east of San Diego, the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing announced in a news release. The Marine Corps is managing the search-and-rescue efforts on the ground and in the air to find the crewmen.No information was immediately available about the condition of the…

Perseverance Rover Spots NASA’s Busted Helicopter at Its Final Resting Place

The Perseverance rover spotted the Ingenuity helicopter at its final resting place.Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/Simeon SchmaußNASA’s iconic Martian duo have officially parted ways, with the Perseverance rover capturing a lonely view of its helicopter friend, which recently suffered a fatal blow that left it unable to fly.Trump Went Through Twitter WithdrawalA recent image beamed down from Mars shows the Ingenuity helicopter parked atop the sand dunes of Mars’ Neretva Vallis, as Perseverance rolls away from its sidekick.

This robotic, solar-powered plane might be NASA’s new way to explore Mars

Last week, the Ingenuity Mars helicopter made its final flight, far exceeding the expectations of a mission that began nearly three years ago. Now, NASA may be looking at a fixed-wing aircraft to hit the red planet's skies next.In 2021 the Perseverance rover landed on Mars carrying a small helicopter under its belly named Ingenuity. The twin rotor craft was a demonstrator to test if a vehicle could fly in the thin Martian air, which is only about one per cent as dense as our atmosphere on Earth.It became the first…