The Flexrotor taking off for its second flight after refueling - the propeller appears bent due to the camera's rolling shutter
The Flexrotor UAV takes off autonomously from the skiff
The Flexrotor is refueled autonomously between flights
Northrop Grumman's X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) may have grabbed headlines earlier this year with its first launches from and landings aboard an aircraft carrier, but Aerovel Corporation has completed an equally impressive launch, flight and landing of its Flexrotor UAV from a somewhat smaller carrier. And in this case, not only was the aircraft unmanned, so was the boat.
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