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Ford Fusion engine may flying high in unmanned aerial vehicle

In the mid-size sedan segment, there are few more benign engines than those that power the otherwise terrific Ford Fusion. That assessment may not be entirely true after Boeing has developed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) powered by an internal combustion engine of the Ford variety. While the article doesn't specify which Fusion engine is being used, we'd guess it's the 2.3L Duratec four-cylinder. Ford's Research and Advanced En

Reviewing the past and investigating the future of solar flight

I just ran across this very in-depth article that introduces us to a new team, the Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, who hopes to rewrite the record books when it comes to solar aviation. They are doing so with a rather small airplane (compared to previous solar fliers) known as SunSailor.

Fuel cells take flight in the academic sphere

It appears as though military contractors aren't the only ones making headway on the development of unmanned aerial vehicles powered by fuel cells. In a collaboration between Georgia Tech's Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ADSL) and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), researchers have created their own hydrogen-powered UAV.

Flying fuel cells

Protonex, an advanced fuel cell power systems provider to the US military, will be unveiling it's new fuel cell system in an upcoming meeting for the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI).