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helicopters

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World's first 'green helicopter' takes maiden flight

The Volocopter VC200 is a quiet, battery-powered helicopter alternative with 18 rotors that can carry two people.

By November 24, 2013

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DARPA's hot for futuristic helicopter-like delivery drones

The Pentagon is developing unmanned aircraft for supply runs that can be controlled from a mobile phone or tablet -- think of it as Amazon drones in olive drab.

By February 11, 2014

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18-rotor electric helicopter makes maiden flight

Aside from being emission-free, the German-built Volocopter VC200 is a VTOL aircraft that aims to offer a calm and quiet ride.

By November 25, 2013

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Correction: Helicopters of the future

The original version of this story wrongly paired up two teams of aircraft manufacturers. The actual pairings: Sikorsky Aircraft is working with Boeing, while Bell Helicopter is working with Lockheed Martin.

By October 7, 2013

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How the helicopters of the future are shaping up

The Pentagon is looking ahead several decades toward future fleets of rotorcraft -- and working now to lay the plans for getting there.

By October 6, 2013

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NASA drops a helicopter on purpose, for science

NASA conducts a dramatic test of new helicopter safety equipment by dropping a fuselage full of dummies and capturing it all on video.

By August 29, 2013

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Human-powered helicopter finally takes Sikorsky Prize

For the first time since its introduction in 1980, the $250,000 Sikorsky Prize for a human-powered helicopter flight has actually been awarded.

By July 11, 2013

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Uber expands to the Hamptons and helicopters

To promote its summer SUV service to the upscale Long Island enclave, Uber is offering $3,000 chopper flights Wednesday.

By July 1, 2013

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Impulse buy? Sagita to sell $200,000 personal helicopter

A Belgian company hopes to persuade wealthy people as well as businesses to buy its ultralight two-seater helicopter. It showed a prototype at the Paris Air Show.

By June 21, 2013

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What next for WikiLeaks' Julian Assange?

The WikiLeaks founder has vowed to exit "soon" from a small pocket of Ecuador in Britain's capital, but little has changed diplomatically and legally that would spur his eventual release.

By August 19, 2014