Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Sub Launched Helo

No, it's not the new toy I want for Christmas (though it might be kinda kewl), it's a submarine launched helicopter. According to the article found here...
"Though it looks like an unmanned drone, and probably a tiny one at that, the Waterspout is no flying shrimp. The autonomous craft is designed to fly up to 80 miles, pick up two passengers, and return to its starting point on the open ocean."

"The small helicopter, designed by a team from Technion University in Israel and Penn State, would be able to launch from a submarine swimming 50 feet below the surface. The craft would float to the surface, deploy its blades, take off even in rough seas, and fly autonomously to pick up its passengers."


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