Monthly Archives: July 2016

Homebuilt Plane Crosses the Continent in Just Over Eight Hours

General Aviation News asks: “Would anyone be interested in a 250-horsepower aircraft capable of crossing the continent in just over eight hours at an average speed of 252 miles per hour while using only 61 gallons of aviation fuel, about … Continue reading

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How to Fly a Drone

#1 Rule – Don’t Panic-fly. If you feel like you’re losing control, land it ASAP Thanks to Droneista Terminology and Definitions Another basic step in understanding how to fly a drone is to become acquainted with all of the terms … Continue reading

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Micro-robots Enabling Minimally Invasive Surgery

Remote-controlled microbots may aid your doctor on your next visit LONDON: To better treat a variety of diseases, researchers have developed soft, flexible and motor-less micro-robots that can be remotely controlled with electromagnetic fields. Made up of a biocompatible hydrogel … Continue reading

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Notes: Sailing the Hudson

My daughter and I took an ‘intro to sailing’ course at Hudson River Community Sailing. I spent most of the time trying not to fall off the boat, and she mastered tacking and jibing. It was a great day! Some … Continue reading

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Women with the Right Stuff

Via the Daily Mail: In the early 60s, 13 women undertook secret tests at Nasa to see if they could become astronauts. Were it not for rules which prevented them from flying missions, the first woman in space could have … Continue reading

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Via Aerospace Aerospace Testing This short time-lapse video shows the complete Bigelow Aerospace BEAM expansion from start to finish to its full expanded, pressurized volume on Saturday, May 28. BEAM was installed May 16 on the Tranquility module after being … Continue reading

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Siemens Electric Plane

Via Aerospace Testing: In a big leap for the electrification of aviation, an Extra Aircraft aerobatic plane performed its first public flight with an electric powertrain. The video shows the flight of the aerobatic aircraft with an electric propulsion motor … Continue reading

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Aero Glass | The Future of Aviation?

Aero Glass from Aero Glass on Vimeo.

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Southern Comfort : Playing with actions in Photoshop

Photos taken at Savannah’s  Bonaventure Cemetery, which became famous when it was featured in the 1994 novel “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”. The Spanish moss and scenery were charming and spooky at the same time. But it was a … Continue reading

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Summer project : Sailing

My summer project is to sell (and/or sail) my Sandpiper 565 Remembering summers past: More about Sandpipers

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