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- It’s a beautiful morning in Stratford today. I’m posting my mother-in-law’s photo from the weekend. We got her a flying lesson for her recent big b’day. There is something so special about seeing the world from above. Both mesmerizing and intriguing. I find it similar to watching the waves 🌊 an open fire🔥 the sunset or the sunrise 🌅 Like a magical power that you simply can’t take your gaze away from. Do you know what I mean?
I’ve done a few small scenic and hot air ballon flights in the past. Not bad for someone with a considerable amount of vertigo. I think my love of the bird’s eye view is helping me overcome my fear big time. I found the same with painting. Staring at a large white empty canvas is so daunting 😳
I spoke to an artist recently with beautiful blue/green paintings. She said that the first thing she does when she gets a canvas is to paint it red. Then she proceeds with her very specific palette 🎨 of blue and green hues.
Today is my first painting day since we moved house so I’m going to try and use this lovely photo as an inspiration.
A little reminder for all the Brits out there - we live in such a beautiful country but I don’t think many of us appreciate it quite as much as we should. Grass is always greener on the other side .... but in Britain, it actually is greener than anywhere in the world 😉
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- This morning’s commute ☀️
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- Emirates go around 😍✈ Can you guess the airport? 🤔✈
•(Video by YouTube/flugsnug )
- What impact will this have on the drone/robotics sector? Let us know below!
The robot is an autonomously flying object that comes close to its natural archetype in terms of agility and maneuverability. It comprises a helium-filled ballonett.
At each end of the ballonett is a pyramid-shaped flexible structure of four carbon fibre rods, which are connected at joints by a series of rings spaced approx. 10 cm apart. The rings together with the carbon fibre rods yield a 3D Fin Ray structure that can be freely moved in any spatial direction. The Fin Ray structure was derived from the anatomy of a fish’s fin and extended here for the first time to applications in three-dimensional space.
Each pair of spatially opposed carbon fibre rods is connected via bowden wires and a double pulley, and can be extended and retracted in contrary motion by means of an actuator. This gives rise to rotation free of play both at the tip of the AirPenguin’s nose and at the end of its tail. By superimposing two perpen dicular planes of rotation, any desired spatial orientation can be realised.
A strut to which the two wings are attached passes through the helium-filled ballonett. This new type of wing design can produce either forward or reverse thrust. Each wing is controlled by two actuators: a flapping actuator for the up-and-down movement of the wings, and a further unit that displaces the wing strut to alter the pressure point of the wings.
There is also a central rotational actuator for the two flapping wings that directs their thrust upwards or downwards, thus making the AirPenguins rise or descend. All three actuators are proportionally controlled. This makes for continuously variable control of the flapping frequency, forward and reverse motion, and ascent and descent.
Project by: Festo
Source: Festo via YouTube channel
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