NASA’s ‘Greased Lightning’ drone merges helicopter and plane technology

The drone, which was developed by a team at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., has a 10-foot wingspan, eight electric motors on the wings, two electric motors on the tail and weighs 62 pounds at take off.
"It could be used for small package delivery or vertical take off and landing, long endurance surveillance for agriculture, mapping and other applications.

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+12 1. Judge-Jake commented 5 years ago

Super cool or what, I want one :)
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+13 2. Burimi commented 5 years ago

I hope to be used for peaceful purposes
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-6 3. fixento2 commented 5 years ago

Typical NASA 10 motors instead of four and will cost millions of taxpayer dollars to develop. They couldn't develop a rocket/shuttle to get to the space station after blow off billions of dollars and had to go to the Russians and private enterprise. The whole agency is nothing but a joke and black pit of taxpayers monies
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+9 4. Postal76 commented 5 years ago

:* I wish I had their budget. Tesla in the drive and this monster overhead.
You hear this electric lawn mower, go to the basement and put on your tin foil hat.
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+2 5. primate1970 commented 5 years ago

Isn't this jut a prop driven version of a Harrier Jump Jet...?? (1980's Tech) :)
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+2 6. sux2bu commented 5 years ago

#5 It is actually more akin to the Osprey since it can hover for long periods.
The Harrier can hover for only a short time before engine overheating occurs.
The new F-35 VTOL can hover until it runs out of fuel. :)
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-1 7. dopsy commented 5 years ago

why ministry of defence only attacks?