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August 13, 2021

Are You Ready For the Raptor-NG? No, Really

Original Prototype Did NOT Meet Design Specs... Now A Whole New Design Could Disappoint Many More

Within days of the much forecast but surprisingly survivable accident that befell the one and only prototype of Peter Muller's much maligned (for good reason) Raptor Aircraft Proof of Concept test vehicle, Muller has.... unveiled a whole new design with precious little in common with the original airframe... called (you guessed it) the Raptor NG. While the original bird promised the moon and never succeeded in doing much more than getting off the ground, the Raptor NG goes WAY beyond the original hype and bluster of the elder, recently corn-fed, Raptor. The new bird is... get this... a multi-electric ducted fan airframe (an electric-hybrid propulsion

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Launching This Week: First 5G Enabled Drone Racing Program

T-Mobile And The Drone Racing League Team Up On The Project

T-Mobile and The Drone Racing League launched their first 5G enabled Drone. This is one of the first racing drones in the world to have the 5G embedded and capable of live-streaming video directly to the internet. Via T-Mobile’s 5G Network, the drone will be able to stream high definition, first person view footage live. Baseball fans at the MLB Field of Dreams Thursday night in Dyersville, Iowa will be getting a first glimpse of this drone as it goes behind-the-scenes, across the cornfields to the movie set and original ballfield, then onto the MLB field where the game will be played.

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Balloons Take Center Stage In Hungary This September

The 22nd FAI European Hot Air Balloon Championship Takes Place In Szeged September 12-18

Szeged, Hungary, has been the host of the FAI HAB European Championship since 2016. The 5-day event includes the Szeged Balloon Cup and Szeged International Airshow. Szeged, the “city of sunshine” has the highest average number of sunny days (over 2000 hours/ year) and has become famous for hosting international airshows. This year’s event will take place September 12-18. “Just before the Europeans will be the Szeged International Airshow - the biggest one in the region. The city is very excited to see more than a hundred balloons in the sky. The competitors are looking forward to competing in Hungary. The contest area is flat and

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