I think we can all agree that fighter jets are pretty sweet. But sweet as they are, almost all of them still lack one amazing feature of their whirlygig helicopter cousins; the ability to hover. Come on, it’s 2017 people, where are the hovering jets? The problem is a fundamental one. You can think of […]
Good Now, it’s the great moment Yes A bit nervous I am now Of course, totally normal. Pedal, right hand, left hand Good How did it go on the simulator to take-off and to land? Actually, well Pretty good, let’s try that Are you nervous? A bit You’re ready, aren’t you? Yes, I’m ready Yes, […]
*Makes geese noises* I wonder if these things were ever scared of humans. Like they must have been at one point in time. Because that looks like easy lunch to me, man. So you guys know drones are the new hot thing, right? I showed you a few of them recently. Why, I’ve got another […]
[music] Hey it’s me Destin. Welcome to Smarter Every Day. So today we’re gonna learn about how helicopters work. In fact, we’re gonna put on our thinking hats, today mine looks like this, and we’re gonna do a whole video series. There’s a lot going on there. We’re gonna teach you what it is. Let’s […]
These beams are freely movable and stay parallel to the ground. when the ship is tilting to one side, the distance to the sensor will get smaller; this causes the sensor to activate.
Helicopters are impressive machines, but is there an upper limit to how big they can get? We spoke to this engineer at Boeing and here’s what we learned: One. Engineers are super into what they do, and that is awesome. Two. The bigger and heavier a helicopter gets, the more lift it needs. The rotor […]
A conventional drone is controlled by varying thrust on each one of its motors and propellers and by increasing the thrust on one side of the drone it will cause the drone to tilt, now this works nice and well down here on earth where the atmosphere is nice and thick, but up in space, […]
AMANDA: I never really dreamed of my wedding, but if I did I think this would be it. INSTRUCTOR: The couple was great, they were fast learners, they had literally not seen a jet pack until this morning, and now they’re flying it in the wedding so it’s gonna be entertaining I think. VICAR: So […]