In a new ad showing that securing files in the cloud is better than a flying machine beneath the clouds, Microsoft aims for humor.
It's not every day you see a helicopter that looks like this. But that unconventional rotor placement will help drive the S-97's exceptional speed.
For the first time, researchers have used a video camera mounted on a hexacopter to monitor the behaviour of killer whales in the wild.
The Volocopter VC200 is a quiet, battery-powered helicopter alternative with 18 rotors that can carry two people.
An experiment with two super-powered RC helicopters seems to show the machines are capable of lifting a full-grown person off the ground.
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.
From the near-term Future Vertical Lift program to the seriously futuristic Aviation 2050 Vision, the Army has a lot riding on rotorcraft yet to come.
Aside from being emission-free, the German-built Volocopter VC200 is a VTOL aircraft that aims to offer a calm and quiet ride.
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.
The Pentagon is looking ahead several decades toward future fleets of rotorcraft -- and working now to lay the plans for getting there.