Hemos from the fly-me-to-the-moon- dept.
HobbySpacer writes "A SoloTrek video shows a recent tethered hover test of the one person VTOL vehicle.The company has DARPA and NASA support and has
carried out a number of sucessful wind tunnel
and power tests.
CarterCopter RotorWing demonstrator may
soon show for the first time that a vehicle with a rotor can safely achieve very high airspeeds (e.g.400-500 mph) where the
tip speed is actually slower than the vehicle speed. This has been a great
project to follow since they are so open and honest about the
problems and fixes during the development.
Just wish Moller
was as transparent about the Skycar.
At least a video
and some images
were recently posted showing the nose of the craft lifting off
under its own power."
Recent research has tended to show that the Abominable No-Man
is being replaced by the Prohibitive Procrastinator.
-- C.N. Parkinson