Piasecki

Museum Acquires A Flying Banana

Museum Acquires A Flying Banana

1-Feb-2016Source: The Helicopter Museum

A rare “Flying Banana” twin rotor helicopter arrived at the Helicopter Museum this week for restoration and future display as part of its collection.A forerunner of the modern Chinook, the aircraft now at the museum is officially a Piasecki H-21 Workhorse, serial number FR41 and was originally built in Pennsylvania for the French Army Air... Read more

Piasecki and Dragonfly Pictures build tandem-rotor UAS

Piasecki and Dragonfly Pictures build tandem-rotor UAS

1-Jan-2014Source: Philly.com

“The technology is out of Pandora’s box,” said Michael Piasecki, president and founder of Essington-based Dragonfly Pictures Inc. Working for the military, the Delaware County company has developed several UAVs.  See full story... Read more

Fatal California powerline accident leads to $10M jury award

Fatal California powerline accident leads to $10M jury award

11-Dec-2011

In November 2009, a Piasecki helicopter struck high tension wires shortly after departing from Adelanto airport as it headed for an airshow in Riverside, California.  The helicopter crashed and burned, and all three aboard were killed.  (see full story) See also HeliHub.com accident page – 07-Nov-09 N183YP Piasecki PV-18 Adelanto, US-California (3F)... Read more

Piasecki and Carnegie Mellon Demonstrate Autonomous Helicopter Collision Avoidance & Landing Zone Selection System

Piasecki and Carnegie Mellon Demonstrate Autonomous Helicopter Collision Avoidance & Landing Zone Selection System

9-Jul-2010Source: Piasecki

Piasecki Aircraft Corp. and Carnegie Mellon University have developed and flight demonstrated a navigation/sensor system that enables full-size, autonomous helicopters to fly at low altitude while avoiding obstacles; evaluate and select suitable landing sites in unmapped terrain; and land safely using a self-generated approach path. Autonomous flight at low altitude and landing zone evaluation/selection is... Read more

Piasecki reveals new look for hot-rod Chinook

Piasecki reveals new look for hot-rod Chinook

29-Jan-2009Source: FlightGlobal

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