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Lockheed Martin's "Samurai Flyer", an aviation design inspired by the maple seed, flies during a demonstration at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Conference August 16, 2011 in Washington, DC. Lockheed Martin unveiled the new design and demonstrated vertical takeoff and landing, stable hover, and on-board video streaming of the aircraft during their demonstration.
The Samurai design, says Kingsley Fregene, principal investigator for the program, is inherently stable and has few moving parts, which makes it a robust, aerodynamically clean airframe. Unlike more conventional designs, the entire aircraft rotates.
Originally posted by enament
reply to post by Yukitup
Thank you. I think in the future they may make it so you can view 360 degrees. And actually see something instead of a blur. Like a panorama. This would make a cool toy or big brothers new spying machine.
Originally posted by Wertdagf
now you just got to make that wing really sharp.
that would be a horrifying sight.