Hummingbird

September 24, 2008 - 7:09am

Boeing plans to expand the flight envelope of its unmanned vertical aerial vehicle A160T Hummingbird from the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville. The A160T set a world endurance record earlier this year, flying for 18.7 hours before landing with two hours of fuel remaining. Test plans call for the Hummingbird eventually to reach an altitude of 30,000 feet.

August 29, 2008 - 1:16pm

Boeing plans to expand the flight envelope of its unmanned vertical aerial vehicle A160T Hummingbird from the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville. The A160T set a world endurance record earlier this year, flying for 18.7 hours before landing with two hours of fuel remaining. Test plans call for the Hummingbird eventually to reach an altitude of 30,000 feet.

March 19, 2007 - 8:13am

Vertical Aviation Technologies has given its four-place kit helicopter, the Hummingbird, a new look for 2007: a composite carbon-fiber upper fairing that encloses the pylon structure.

Company president Brad Clark said he added the fairing to streamline the look of the helicopter and reduce drag, though he doesn’t expect the change to affect the aircraft’s speed or flight characteristics.

 
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