Archive for October, 2013

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Maybe this one is THE one…

October 21, 2013

aeromobil

This pretty little thing is called the Aeromobil, and it was designed by two Slovakian gentlemen. This is supposed to be version 3.0, and the current flying version is 2.5. You can see it flying at this link.

Is it cooler-looking than the Terrafugia? Yeah. Than the next iteration the Terrafugia folks want to build, by 2020? Yeah, probably so. But not by much:

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And this one will be an electric hybrid, and will pretty much fly itself. We’ll see how things shake out. At least the technology has progressed to a point where a “roadable aircraft” can really be built…

 

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More new stuff at “Keep Americans Free.”

October 16, 2013

I wrote a couple more new posts over at Keep Americans Free. I invite you to take a look.

And go out, right now, and buy Mark Levin’s “The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic.”

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No, I mean it. Go buy it. Now. It may have the answer to the only way we can get ourselves out of this Washington mess, once and for all.

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“Keep Americans Free” is updated, finally.

October 14, 2013

I’ve updated my other blog, Keep Americans Free!, a couple of times in the last couple of days. I’m going to really try to keep it more timely in the future. I invite you to check it out.

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Well done, grasshopper.

October 14, 2013

The SpaceX Grasshopper, which I’ve talked about before, is a testbed for the soft-landing technologies they are developing to land a spent Falcon 9 first stage so that it can be reused. They’ve been working on this for quite some time, and it looks from this video that the launch and landing procedures are getting pretty smooth. What is particularly cool in this case is how close the hexacopter gets to the ‘hopper. That shows confidence in the operator that the Grasshopper is not going to make any sudden moves!

There are rumors out there that SpaceX may try to safely bring back the first stage on the next flight.