Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Insane Pilots

Top Men were duly impressed by the amazing flying skills of Juan Sánchez the RC pilot in Top Women's previous post. But this is as close as it gets to that - actually sitting in the cockpit. Wohba!

More info is here at Red Bull's official site. It's a bit Flash heavy, but it's got the the best quality videos, amazing photos, and more details than you can shake a stick (as in flight control) at.

Previous related Wohba links:
It's a Bird
Insane Flying Man
Learning To Fly

Friday, October 05, 2007

It's a Bird...

...It's a plane. It's Super-pilot!

This video is an amazing demonstration of mad RC airplane flying skill! RC pilot Juan Sánchez plays his plane like a fine instrument - not just flying - but floating, spinning, walking and suspending his rather gigantic aircraft at an Air Festival last week in Xativa, Spain

Top Women note that if someone managed to do the same stunts in a conventional aircraft, we'd have to reclassify this post as Insane, and reclassify their status as Non-living.

via Gizmodo

Previous related Wohba links:
Dynamic Flight Dynamics

Monday, October 01, 2007

Shuttle Plume, Shadow Moon

For reasons related to why the shadow of a mountain (as seen from the mountain) is always a triangle, the shadow of this shuttle plume seems to point directly at the full moon. It's just a matter of perspective.

Previous related Wohba links:
Big Shadows
Don't Look Up