October 21, 2010

Heli-Trainer Practices Flight

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Heli Aviation GmbH has paired with the German Max Planck Institute to create a system that can teach helicopter maneuvering safely and economically. The Heli-trainer is paired with a modified KUKA KR 500 heavy-duty robot and can repeat simulations including near crash misses. It can be lifted from 4 to 6 feet off the floor, controlled with a joystick and carry both pilot and passenger with a maximum weight of 500kg inside. We hope they remember to include a barf bag.

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at October 21, 2010 9:10 AM
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