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Sikorsky Firefly: An Electric Helicopter.
[29 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Sikorsky Firefly: An Electric Helicopter. ]

It’s at nearly gross weight before the pilot steps in and can only fly for 15 minutes, but that’s not the point. Sikorsky Innovations sees the Firefly as a testbed for the technologies that may make for a real electric helicopter.

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CT-156 Harvard II Training Aircraft.
[7 Jul 2010 | One Comment ]

Canada’s student pilots prove their mettle in the CT-156 Harvard II. This agile turboprop trainer is the aircraft of choice for the early stages of the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program.

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Martin Jetpack makes 1st unmanned flight.
[1 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Martin Jetpack makes 1st unmanned flight. ]

We have converted one of the Martin Jetpacks to remote control so that we can push the flight envelope without risk to a pilot.

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WoopyFly Inflatable Wing Ultralight Aircraft.
[17 May 2010 | Comments Off on WoopyFly Inflatable Wing Ultralight Aircraft. ]

The Woopy-Fly, a sort of paraglider/trike/ultralight hybrid shown on the world state at Aero Friedrichshafen this April, 2010, in Germany, has a wing that folds for storage like a paraglider.

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New software for the Garmin G3X EFIS.
[24 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on New software for the Garmin G3X EFIS. ]

At the U.S. Sport Expo in Sebring, Garmin introduced operating software for the G3X EFIS that allows exstensive systems and engine monitoring for LSAs and experimentals. It also announced new G3X mode interface with the TruTrak autopilot.

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Advanced Flight Systems Innovative Display.
[11 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on Advanced Flight Systems Innovative Display. ]

Wouldn’t it be great if the modern primary flight display integrated the attitude indicator with the HSI? You’d have only one point to scan. Advanced Flight Systems’ new EFIS does exactly that. Rob Hickman gives us a tour.

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