SHIELD's Helicarrier Gets The Home-Made Quadrotor Treatment

The Avengers pack some pretty serious gear, and to haul that gear around, fictional government agency S.H.I.E.L.D uses the helicarrier (part aircraft-carrier, part-helicopter) to move it from place to place, undetected. It was only a matter of time before someone built it themselves, though.

This project sees Russian prop enthusiast Native118 rebuild the helicarrier out of a modified quadrotor design.

We see the carrier start at the waterline before firing up its engines. The water around it begins to ripple and the model helicarrier lifts from the water's surface like a hovercraft might. Impressive, sure, but the best part comes when Native118 ramps up the rotor speed and lifts the helicarrier right off the waterline and into the air.

I've watched this video about five times now. It's some seriously impressive stuff. Now shut up, and take my money. [io9]


Comments

    very cool, though really it's just a quad with a boat hull instead of landing gear. And a fancy outer shell.
    I want to know how he waterproofed the motors...

      He probably didn't have to. I know my heli motor can run in the rain without a problem, and the rotors probably keep the majority of the water out anyway.

      Lots of RC gear available for wet applications.
      Look at all the RC boats etc.

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