Technology

NOVEMBER

EVS-3000 : new helicopter vision system developed by Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins’ new EVS-3000 is the most advanced in enhanced vision technology. It lets you see through the worst conditions nature has to offer, since it can detect all runway lighting, including LED systems. The EVS-3000 lets you see through the worst conditions whether it’s dust, fog, or other. As stated in Rockwell Collins’ press […]

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OCTOBER

Laser Strike Eyewear: Protection for pilots

We previously posted an article about how dangerous laser pointers can be when directly aimed at a helicopter. Not only can they cause distractions, but they could also injure the pilot and crew members on board. At the end of our article, we talked about safety glasses worn by some crews, preventing them from blindness. […]

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OCTOBER

Tiltrotor Aircraft: The history behind the Tiltrotor

You probably all know what a tiltrotor is. But do you know where the idea came from? Why did someone invented an aircraft “which generates lift and propulsion by way of one or more powered rotors mounted on rotating engine pods or nacelles usually at the ends of a fixed wing.” ? We could think […]

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OCTOBER

HPW3000 engine: A Solution for Army Black Hawk and Apache Helicopters

The Advanced Turbine Engine Company, LLC (ATEC), a Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney joint venture, has successfully completed testing of its first HPW3000 engine, which is being offered as a solution for the U.S. Army’s Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP). The goal of ITEP is to develop and qualify an advanced 3000 horsepower turboshaft engine, primarily […]

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OCTOBER

iPhone App for Emergency!

[header 3]Emergency Air Medical Services by Airmedic [/header] Based in Quebec, Canada, Airmedic offers emergency aeromedical services and transport (via plane or helicopter), 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, anywhere in the province. Their services are completely free for Airmedic clients. Recently, they launched the Airmedic iPhone app, enabling people to contact them […]

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OCTOBER

Storage solution for your helicopter

[header 3]Put your helicopter in a case![/header] Have you even wondered if there was a better way to store your helicopter than in a hangar, next to other aircrafts, with several people walk next to it every day? Or do you leave it outside? Is it protected against weather conditions? What if something would happen […]

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AUGUST

Yamaha Unmanned Helicopter

Yamaha developed its first industrial-use unmanned helicopter, the R-50, in 1987, after a request from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery of Japan. Today there are around 2,400 RMAX helicopters flying in Japan. YAMAHA Sky Division Australia has introduced a range of Yamaha RMAX unmanned, remote controlled helicopters designed specifically for the agricultural market. […]

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AUGUST

GAMERS’ ZONE: Helicopter Wars

Description Helicopter Wars is described by its developer, Sea Venture, as “the ultimate helicopter simulation game.” In this game, you will save the world by flying dozens of dangerous missions in Cuba, Sudan, Iran, and North Korea! Completing each mission unlocks the next mission, and each one contains new and fun objectives! Different helicopters can […]

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AUGUST

The ZEROº Helicopter Concept

The ZEROº Helicopter Concept is a one-person flight system designed by Hector Del Amo. If this concept comes to life, it will enable its users to fly over traffic jams on board of a compact helicopter ! Control Just like other helicopters, the ZEROº would be controlled by a joystick. However, since it is not intended for […]

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JULY

GAMERS’ ZONE: Be part of the Thunder Wolves!

DESCRIPTION When this “wolf pack” strikes, you will hear rolling thunder. The Thunder Wolves attack from the air. They are highly trained helicopter pilots, the best of the best, and every one of them is ready for action at all times – and ready to fight evil, wherever it lurks. (bitComposer Entertainment AG). Thunder Wolves […]

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