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The Boeing Phantom Eye

Boeing’s Phantom Eye is an unmanned airborne vehicle (UAV) that serves as an eye in the sky for surveillance, disaster relief, search and rescue, and a multitude of other uses. Program manager Drew Mallow talks about the innovations that made it possible.

Find out more on http://boeing.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=2276

Festo SmartInversion


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Festo SmartInversion: flying geometrical band with inversion drive.

SmartInversion is a helium-filled flying object that moves through the air by turning inside-out. This constant, rhythmically pulsating movement is known as inversion and gives the flight model its name.

Further information: http://www.festo.com/en/smartinversion

Human Birdwings

We did it! This weekend I flew a 100 meters with my selfbuilt wings. I used a GoPro-camera on my helmet to film the flight.
I have always dreamed about this. But after 8 months of hard work, research and testing it all payed off. Enjoy!

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