It’s an idea that has been on the table for decades.
But with the emergence of helicopter technology and the advent of unmanned aerial vehicles, the idea has become even more attractive.
The problem, though, is that you’d have to be a pilot.
You’d need to be able to operate the helicopter’s rudder pedals and navigate around obstacles and obstacles in the air.
So what’s the solution?
A new approachA team led by Prashant Srikrishna from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is looking at how to fly a remotely piloted aircraft, or RPAV.
Their approach is called Zero-G, a zero-gravity design.
The idea is to develop a lightweight and foldable design for a helicopter, which is essentially a small aircraft that floats on water.
The goal is to make it possible for a pilot to operate a helicopter that has no wings, propellers, and engine.
Srikrita and his team are currently working on the design of this small helicopter, and the team has started work on its prototype.
A flight model of this helicopter is expected in about six months.
“In a nutshell, the team is aiming at building a new design for an unmanned aerial vehicle that has the capability to operate in zero-g environment, including in windy conditions and the low-pressure conditions where a helicopter can’t operate,” said Srikritha.
The helicopter will be able use a propellerless system that would make it easier to control the helicopter in low-gravity conditions.
The pilot will have a remote control, which will be attached to the helicopter.
The helicopter will also be able carry cargo.
For example, a small boat could carry a helicopter’s propellers and payloads and land safely in the sea.
The drone could carry two payloads, the pilot and the drone, for example.
This could be a boon for the remote-controlled helicopter industry, which could provide jobs to workers in remote areas.
The RPAVs could also be useful for surveillance and reconnaissance missions, as the helicopter would be able take photographs and record videos of the terrain.
A small helicopter could be deployed on the edge of an urban area to gather aerial imagery of the area.
The team is currently in talks with local officials in Bengaluru to try and make the helicopter available for local residents.
It’s not yet clear if the pilot will be allowed to use his remote control.
This could also potentially help reduce the number of deaths from accidents caused by remote-control-controlled helicopters, Srikratya said.
Srikruthan and his colleagues are planning to present their RPAVI concept at the annual International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) this October in Mumbai.
The team hopes to get the helicopter out of the lab before the year is out.