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Teaching a computer to refuel an aeroplane

Flying an aeroplane is difficult enough. And one of the most difficult operations a pilot can train for is air-to-air refuelling. But what we’re trying to do is teach a computer to do it. Air-to-air refuelling is essentially formation flying at close quarters. The receiver sidles up to the tanker. And he tries to get […]

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Military Aircraft Markings
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Military Aircraft Markings

You needed to quickly identify who was on your side and who was not; you wanted to be seen and noticed. National markings came into play, as well as camouflage, to hide yourself from the others as well. Bulls-eye on the side of airplanes is not really a bulls-eye, it’s to identify what country the […]

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Purdue Hosts First Ever Intercollegiate Drone Races
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Purdue Hosts First Ever Intercollegiate Drone Races

[MUSIC] 3, 2, 1… go! Purdue is hosting the first ever indoor intercollegiate drone race, and we’re hosting Ohio State University and the University of Illinois. They’re small quadcopters, not GPS-driven or anything like that. We are actually inputting the whole race. And as we’re racing, we are seeing the live feed video through video […]

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JET POWERED LONGBOARD!
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JET POWERED LONGBOARD!

all right so we’re working hard on the Ironman flight project and as you know since I’m visiting Colin Furze in September we decided to make a little gadget for a little fun test with his 360 swing we’re making a jet belt and we’re gonna hopefully ride the swing and go all the way […]

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Jetman Yves Rossy flies with a tourist
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Jetman Yves Rossy flies with a tourist

I wont throw up, because I didn’t eat anything last night. OK, whatever So if we have engine problem we will eject. Up to 1500 meters. If that’s the case I’ll say “Eject!” Damn, it’s pretty fast. Yeah not bad eh. And we’re flying Let’s go towards Dixence dam. Doing 700kph Here we’ll feel a […]

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