SpaceX does things differently and there Drone Ship is probably the biggest one out there. Named amusingly, “Just read the Instructions” we can’t help wondering if SpaceX has a button which makes it slowly lift off out of the water to revel something a little more like the awesome Avengers AirShip. (right)
Ok sure it doesn’t fly but it does have a real work application of being right where it’s needed for a rocket to land on. None of the landings have gone according to plan yet, so far there have been 3 failed attempts but this is, in fact, rocket science!
The last attempt was to land Falcon 9 on it after deploying the [...]
This is surely any FPV Flyers dream, an octcopter that can carry a person. The Chinese drone maker Ehang has been showing off it’s work in progress at CES this year. Their single seat, self-driving quadcopter is called the Ehang 184 and can fly to a maximum altitude of around 1200ft.
Ehang’s drone is a little bigger than the first one they designed, you may remember the smart phone controlled Ghostdrone 2.0.
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