Introducing the Greased Lightning drone (GL-10)

///Introducing the Greased Lightning drone (GL-10)

Introducing the Greased Lightning drone (GL-10)

The GL-10 on the ground., NASA Langley/David C. Bowman

The GL-10 on the ground., NASA Langley/David C. Bowman

The Greased Lightning drone of GL-10, developed by NASA, is a tiltrotor design with the vertical take-off capabilities of a helicopter and the maneuverability of an airplane. James Vincent, a journalist at The Verge, wrote the article NASA’s Greased Lightning drone hovers like a helicopter, flies like a plane which includes a video of the drone in action.

The current lightweight design could have a number of applications, say Fredericks. “It could be used for small package delivery or vertical takeoff and landing, long endurance surveillance for agriculture, mapping, and other applications. A scaled up version — much larger than what we are testing now — would make also a great one- to four-person-size personal air vehicle.”

The GL-10 is similar to the controversial V-22 Osprey, a design the US military has previously experimented with.

NASA’s Greased Lightning drone hovers like a helicopter, flies like a plane

 

 

By | 2017-08-31T15:25:11+00:00 May 12th, 2015|Drones, New Drones|Comments Off on Introducing the Greased Lightning drone (GL-10)

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