World’s First Two-Seat Electric Helicopter Successfully Completes Maiden Flight

November 22, 2013 by  
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The world’s first two-seat electric helicopter completed its first flight inside a German hangar on November 17, 2013. The Volocopter designed by e-volo and named VC200 performed a flight that lasted several minutes and reached a height of nearly 22 meters. This emission-free aircraft is a multicopter which can hover and glide by changing the thrust and torque produced by each of the numerous blades arranged in an array as a substitute for the conventional two blades. Read the rest of World’s First Two-Seat Electric Helicopter Successfully Completes Maiden Flight Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: all electric aircraft , e-Volo , electric aircraft , electric helicopter completes maiden flight , German electric aircrafts , green transportation , helicopter design , manned electric helicopters , multicopters , Two-Seat Electric Helicopter , VC200 multicopter , Volocopter , world’s first two seat electric helicopter        

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Solarcopter: World’s First Solar-Powered Helicopter Takes Off on First Flight

April 12, 2013 by  
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The world’s first solar-powered helicopter just took off on its first test flight! Called SolarCopter , the model-sized aircraft was developed by a team of students at Queen Mary College in the UK. It’s propelled into the air using energy harnessed from the sun, instead of a fuel engine. The remote-controlled helicopter may be small, but the technology behind it serves as inspiration for larger-scale projects down the line. Read the rest of Solarcopter: World’s First Solar-Powered Helicopter Takes Off on First Flight Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , green design , Queen mary College , solar powered airplane , solar powered helicopter , SolarCopter , sustainable design        

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Boeing’s Hydrogen-Powered ‘Phantom Eye’ Successfully Completes Its First Flight

June 6, 2012 by  
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Boeing’s drone aircraft, the  Phantom Eye UAV , just completed its debut autonomous flight on June 1 at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California. The aircraft intially flew for 28 minutes (a short trail run) and then set off on a solo journey that would last for four days straight. Powered by liquid hydrogen, the Phantom Eye climbed to an altitude of 4,080 feet and reached a cruising speed of 62 knots — all while only releasing water as its byproduct! Read the rest of Boeing’s Hydrogen-Powered ‘Phantom Eye’ Successfully Completes Its First Flight Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: boeing , boeing phantom eye , boeing spy planes , boeing surveillance planes , clean technology , First Flight , hydrogen fuel , hydrogen fuel planes , Hydrogen Propulsion , nasa , new boeing technology , phantom eye , UAV

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SolarEagle Unmanned Plane to Fly for 5 Years Without Landing

September 28, 2010 by  
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Photo: Boeing First Flight Scheduled for 2014 It was a great accomplishment when the Zephyr solar plane spent over 2 weeks in the air . Some even dubbed it the “eternal plane”.

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10 Great, Green Design Products From Ikea (Slideshow)

September 28, 2010 by  
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Photo via Ikea While Scandinavian modern furniture giant Ikea has a mixed reputation on the sustainability front , the company has been making an effort to green its processes and its wares — from partnering with the World Wildlife Fund on lower-impact cotton production to offering reusable bags and energy-efficient bulbs in its stores to sustainable furniture lines. With focus on alternative energy, renewable materials, and low-impact production, the 10 green Ikea products highlighted here are…

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Never Mind the Atlantic Oil… Offshore Wind Power Can Electrify Half of East Coast

September 28, 2010 by  
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Great blog title swindle via New York Times . Photo: Ingy the Wingy via flickr

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The Solar Impulse Undertakes an Incredible Trans-Switzerland Flight

September 23, 2010 by  
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We here at Inhabitat are huge fans of the Solar Impulse, an incredible zero emission aircraft powered by 12,000  solar cells located on its wings. Over the last year we’ve cheered this stellar solar plane on through its impressive trials –  from its  first flight to its first ascent out into the night sky – but little did we know that the best was yet to come.

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First Continuous Flight of a Human-Powered Ornithopter!

September 23, 2010 by  
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A University of Toronto student has succeeded where Leonardo Da Vinci had failed, completing the first continuous flight of the human-powered aircraft known as an ornithopter. Todd Reichert , a PhD student at the U of T Institute for Aerospace Studies at the University of Toronto, succeeded in piloting the aircraft, which flies by flapping its wings like a bird.

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Sanitov Launches Cargo Bike with GPS Technology in London

September 23, 2010 by  
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