Lockheed Samurai MAV Drone
The Lockheed Samurai single-wing helicopter drone is a micro-air vehicle (MAV) that consists of a single wing that spins around a hub.
The Boomerang Drone Thatís Based on a Maple Seed)
The idea behind Lockheed's new Samurai drone is to mimic the motion of the helicopterish maple seeds we amused ourselves with as kids to create a simple flying mechanism. The stripped down design lets the drone operate with just two moving parts, and come in at about a foot long. It's a prototype for now, but when it makes it to the field it'll be operated by remote control, and will be carried into the field in a lightweight backpack.
Science fiction fans may be reminded of devices like
North Jersey and Gizmodo.
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