Tests were carried out on 31st March 1915 on Lake Cercey on the Cote d'Or, and a rotor speed of 47 r.p.m. was reached. Unfortunately the aircraft became unstable and the pilot had to abandon it, after which it sank.
it's going to have a 10 to 15 minute maximum flight time, just like a small quad rotor.
I wonder- when the cops start using drones to monitor for dope patches, will people feel more free to shoot them down because they're unmanned?
FTFY From 2009
The FAA met its first deadline handily when, in mid-May, it debuted a simplified authorization process for public safety agencies. Its next big deadline is August 12, by which date the FAA must have established six test ranges where unmanned aircraft will be integrated into small chunks of the national airspace for both civil and public operators. August 12 is also the deadline for the designation of permanent areas in the Arctic where small unmanned aircraft systems will operate 24 hours a day for “research and commercial purposes.”
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