The MeCam is a personal autonomous micro unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that would automatically follow you while avoiding obstacles, and that could shoot and stream video of you using an onboard camera. It features an ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 1 GB of built-in RAM, an SD card slot, a camera, and is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled. With these hardware specs, the bot would then be able to take videos of you as you move around, going higher or lower at your command, and streaming video to a paired iOS or Android mobile device. So in all, it’s not a creepy device that you’re neighbors need to fear at all.
The largest Radio Control fly-in is currently underway in Woodruff, SC (Joe Nall 2012). As one would expect, the big guns of R/C are out in force. Desert Aircraft is always present and showing off their latest and greatest engine designs.
This week they managed to knock the entire community on it’s ear.
Even if you aren’t into R/C you have to admit, the engine above is DEAD sexy. This is DA’s first four-stroke and they have knocked it out of the park. It’s 250cc’s of pure, unadulterated MADE IN THE USA sexiness. No compromises.
Oh, and did we mention it’s SUPERCHARGED. Yeah. That.
It’s not available yet, but the owner of DA is committed to bringing it to market. Pricing will be exorbitant…but you get what you pay for. DA’s support is second to none. So click the link below and get some more information on the new 250FS from our friends at FlyingGiants.com.
Lest you think Radio Control Aircraft are toys…feast your eyes on this engine from Kolm in Germany. Still in prototype stages, the IL200 is a 3 cylinder, 200cc, four stroke powerhouse designed for large scale, high speed racers and warbirds.
It’ll cost north of $5000 when production begins (and when it comes stateside). If you want to express your inner air racer, there is simply no better powerplant to bolt up to your giant-scale warbird. Pony up some hard earned cash (probably ~$20,000) for a suitable airframe and electronics, put down a pre-order deposit (link for info below) and blow the minds of those who believe model aircraft are the purvey of little boys.
P.S. Here’s a video (turn up the volume):
And here is that link…because we know you want it.