AI News, Sony's New Drone: a Modern Take on a Familiar Design
Sony's New Drone: a Modern Take on a Familiar Design
To me, this kind of sounds like Sony mostly just not wanting to be left out of this whole drone thing that everybody seems to be so excited about, so they figure they’d better come up with some drones that can, you know, do some…stuff (they mentioned“solutions that meet needs including measuring, surveying, observing, and inspecting”).Having said that, if Sony can develop a reliable and streamlined real-time cloud interface for drones, that would be pretty cool.
In 2009, Aurora Flight Sciences was flight testing a large, jet-powered VTOL UAV called Excaliburwith a swiveling central nacelle and three stowable lift fans: Here’s a video of a test flight;this is from six years ago, and we haven’t seen much in the way of progress since.
Like the Excalibur, it’s got a roomy hull that keeps a constant orientation with respect to the ground, and since its primary engine is used for both horizontal thrust and vertical lift, it’s more able to take off with a significant payload.
Watch Sony's 106 MPH VTOL Drone Roar into Action
Aerosense is Sony's drone company, and earlier this week it showed off footage of a test flight for its prototype drone.
And until it can get into the package delivery game (assuming the FAA clears the airspace for such drones and/or offers exemptions to some of its more troublesome restrictions), Aerosense's drones can do stuff like autonomously survey difficult-to-reach land.
- On Friday, February 28, 2020
SLT VTOL UAV
Separate Lift and Thrust Vertical Take Off & Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.
Sony VTOL Drone
more information : Flight experiment of VTOL by Aerosense Inc. Taking off vertically, Hovering, Fly fast Stop on the Air, and Landing . Sony's joint venture is taking to the Skies with this...
Aero-TV: Kestrel Multi-Tasking UAV - Autel's Fixed Wing VTOL Platform
The Kestrel Vertical Lift Airplane Drone Is Designed For Long-Range And Endurance… While at the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas in January 2017, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief,...
Classic Aero-TV: Dronetech's AV-1 Albatross - High-Endurance VTOL UAV Platform
Extreme Flexibility With VTOL Performance... While at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) 2014 convention, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell looked at...
DARPA TERN PHASE 3 VTOL DRONE CONCEPT
Tern envisions a new medium-altitude, long-endurance UAS that could operate from helicopter decks on smaller ships in rough seas or expeditionary settings while achieving efficient long-duration...
Panther FE - Fixed Wing VTOL UAV
Panther FE hybrid-powered vertical take off and landing drone developed by IAI and the South Korean company Hankuk Carbon made its maiden flight in Korea recently. The FE-Panther uses three...
A novel hybrid UAV that may change the way people operate drones
Hybrid UAVs with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability as well as cruise flying capabilities have attracted the worldwide research interest. However, it is a great challenge to combine...
Israeli Military NEW ADVANCED fixed wing VTOL UAV Aircraft
The Israeli military unveiled a new advanced fixed wing vertical takeoff UAV aircraft to improve surveillance on the battle field. The Israel Aerospace Industries Panther is a tilt-rotor unmanned...
Supreme Skills! - Extreme Drone Battle: A Drone That Can Fly in Strong Wind [1080p]
Our challenge this time is a drone that can fly safely in 20 meter-per-second wind -- the speed of a typhoon! Talented Japanese craftsmen tackle this tough problem with supreme skills, aiming...
XC-142 Tiltwing VTOL Terminal Area Flight Program 1970 NASA Langley Research Center
Helicopter & VTOL Aircraft playlist: Transports: Cargo Aircraft playlist: