Friday, April 30, 2010

R/C Helicam – A flying Paparazzi


We recently introduced you to a R/C helicopter with a camera that gives you clear images and videos from the air. And here is another one from Eric Austin, a Texas-based amateur videographer, who modified a hobbyshop helicopter to hold a camera to...

remote controlled helicam


We recently introduced you to a R/C helicopter with a camera that gives you clear images and videos from the air. And here is another one from Eric Austin, a Texas-based amateur videographer, who modified a hobbyshop helicopter to hold a camera to give close and tight aerial shots. In order to get a more attractive camera angle or better videos that otherwise are missed, Eric hooked Canon 7D DSLR camera to the toy helicopter with a simple tripod style camera screw.



Not only this, but Helicam has been equipped with crash protection gear. The landing grear, covered with a bright pink foam from the “noodles” used in swimming pools, has been built to protect the camera in case of crash or hard landing. The helicopter is remote controlled but one need to adjust the camera setting on the ground. Well, this Helicam may come out to be a handy tool for paparazzo to avoid bruising noses in difficult situations.








Via: Wired




Schaeffler reveals hybrid concept


Electric and hybrid vehicles are ruling the roosts – be it auto shows or otherwise. Joining the race is Schaeffler Grup that has unveiled a hybrid car based on the Opel Corsa. Dubbed the Schaeffler Hybrid, the vehicle is the part of an advance...

schaeffler hybrid


Electric and hybrid vehicles are ruling the roosts – be it auto shows or otherwise. Joining the race is Schaeffler Grup that has unveiled a hybrid car based on the Opel Corsa. Dubbed the Schaeffler Hybrid, the vehicle is the part of an advance development project that enables a practical comparison of the various options available for mobility to be made.


Schaeffler Hybrid features a volume produced combustion engine from a basic vehicle, a central electric motor and two in-wheel hub motors. The vehicle displays various elements that can be switched on and off, including various vehicle configurations and driving conditions.


The energy store that incorporates a 16 kWh lithium ion battery is charged by means of energy recovery, the range extender as well as via an external power supply (plugin hybrid). The unit has a liquid cooled 50 kW and 95Nm electric motor that was designed and manufactured by Schaeffler subsidiary IDAM. Wheel hub motors were also developed by the Schaeffler Group.


The central unit is flange located to the automated manual transmission by means of a toothed chain and drives the front wheels. The motors that Schaeffler Hybrid is equipped with have an output of around 50 kW each and torque of around 530Nm. The units are also claimed to have appealing torque characteristics as well as a remarkably low noise level.


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Via: Schaeffler-group





Custom built Sergeant Pepper is all metal, no chromium


This amazing chopper is christened as Sgt. Pepper which is acronym for Sergeant Pepper. The 2009 model is custom built by German craftsmen from TGS Motorcycles. With positive and unique design, TGS Motorcycles has built Sgt. Pepper without chromium,..

sergeant pepper


This amazing chopper is christened as Sgt. Pepper which is acronym for Sergeant Pepper. The 2009 model is custom built by German craftsmen from TGS Motorcycles. With positive and unique design, TGS Motorcycles has built Sgt. Pepper without chromium, filling in almost all metal parts. The bike has a Rev Tech 100 (1638 cm3) engine, TGS frame, Springer fork and Rev Tech 5-speed transmission. The custom built bike also features disc TGS with caliper PM 4-piston brake upfront and K Tech disc-star for the rear wheel. Also, the chopper has TGS 3,5 x18 wheel at the front and TGS 4,25 x18 at the rear.



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Via: Bikepost




Ford Xplor concept – An effort to make Traditional SUVs soft on environment


The brain child of TJ Vaninetti, the Ford Xplor concept is an effort by the designer to make the heavy gas-guzzling SUVs soft on the environment. Ford Xplor is an all electric concept designed to run on in-wheel electric motors and features...

ford xplor concept


The brain child of TJ Vaninetti, the Ford Xplor concept is an effort by the designer to make the heavy gas-guzzling SUVs soft on the environment. Ford Xplor is an all electric concept designed to run on in-wheel electric motors and features drive-by-wire, accident avoidance system, and a design that surpasses the conventional SUVs as greatest does the least. Also, relocating engines to the wheel hubs has given the designer free rein to the play with the space. As a result, front glass has been extended down to the footwell that gives the passenger better view of the road ahead. Apart from these, the all electric SUV features a unique front bonnet design, reduced mass as well as 33” tires and a full 11” ground clearance, making it ideal safari for off roads and rough terrains.



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Via: Tuvie




Neilpryde off-road vehicle for unique driving experience on off roads, rough terrains


Designed by Michael Luzar, this ultimate off road vehicle concept is named as ‘Neilpryde off-road vehicle’ and has especially been envisioned to give different driving experience for the driver and occupants. As a result, it features a...

neilpryde off road vehicle


Designed by Michael Luzar, this ultimate off road vehicle concept is named as ‘Neilpryde off-road vehicle’ and has especially been envisioned to give different driving experience for the driver and occupants. As a result, it features a roller-coaster type seating arrangement, where the cabin swings and leans slightly with the driver and occupants when the vehicle is entering corners and driving over hills.


The vehicle has its design elements from the renowned brand Neilpryde, an expert manufacturer of wind surfing, water sport elements and kite surfing. On the other, Neilpryde off-road vehicle has a raised driving position to further enhance this experience and allow for better off-road capabilities. This 4WD vehicle also flaunts double wishbone suspension and integrates special interior and exterior structure that makes it easy to hose down any dirt and mud after driving.


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Via: Industrialdesignserved




KAWASAKI Z750 URBAN SPORT LIMITED EDITION

Kawasaki Z750 Urban naked bike Dubbed Urban Sports Edition, the amalgamation will additionally comprise official Kawasaki accessories. Coming with a two-year guarantee, the Urban Sports Edition joins the Ninja Performance Edition line, as a amalgamation of articles that sells for a absolute bulk that has been discounted over what they would amount separately.The Z750 gets an Akrapovic silencer,

2010 KAWASAKI VN900 Vulcan Classic Edition Revealed

New Kawasaki VN900 Classic Edition, the amalgamation is additionally accessible at a bulk that is lower than the absolute bulk of the added features. The Kawasaki VN900 Classic Light Tour Edition adds covering panniers additional bassinet brackets to the VN900 Classic, as able-bodied as a windscreen and angle leg wind deflectors, all official Kawasaki accessories that appear with a two-year

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Custom Vortep from Tsitska Mira to mesmerize onlookers


This custom built motorcycle is from Tsitska Mira customs and is owned by Peter Petrov. This motorcycle is named as Vortep and is based on the classic engine S S 124. The awesome looking motorcycle features six-Box Ultima transmission, VPM frame.

custom built vortep motorcycle


This custom built motorcycle is from Tsitska Mira customs and is owned by Peter Petrov. This motorcycle is named as Vortep and is based on the classic engine S & S 124. The awesome looking motorcycle features six-Box Ultima transmission, VPM frame and TTS 3,5 x 23 and 10 x 20 wheels for the front and rear respectively. The bike is also equipped with JB-VMP brakes at both ends and Avon 130/23 tires upfront as well as Avon 280/20 for the rear one.



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Via: Bikepost




CHANA Green-i Electric Car, charge it up in 10min and keep going


If you are the one who cares a lot about environment, electric car is one way to do a great deal. However, waiting for hours at a recharging station might irritate you to a great extant. But to provide you a solution and an emission free ride, CHANA..

chana green i electric car


If you are the one who cares a lot about environment, electric car is one way to do a great deal. However, waiting for hours at a recharging station might irritate you to a great extant. But to provide you a solution and an emission free ride, CHANA Auto has come up with Green-i concept eco car that can be charged in 10 minutes only.



Revealed at the Beijing Motor show, the car meets the needs of future hi-tech driving habits and uses steer-by-wire or Brake Energy Regeneration, which retrieve power from the braking process to charge the batteries. CHANA Green-i Electric Car measures 3.23 meters long, 1.67 meters wide and 1.56 meters high and features interesting styling and shiny green goblin look.


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Via: Redferret




Urban Mini Truck concept: For a zero emission ride on congested city roads


The Urban Mini Truck concept from the industrial designer, Buldur Liviu is a futuristic truck design to commute you easily through busy and hectic traffic that you often get struck in. Made especially for busy and congested roads, Urban Mini Truck is.

urban mini truck


The Urban Mini Truck concept from the industrial designer, Buldur Liviu is a futuristic truck design to commute you easily through busy and hectic traffic that you often get struck in. Made especially for busy and congested roads, Urban Mini Truck is powered by 4 electric engines inside each of its rimless wheels and features solar panels on the top arc. The emission free truck has 4 wheel steering for sharp turns and a better turning inside the depos. The concept also flaunts built-in video cameras for rear mirrors, clear glass cabin for 180 degrees view and the digital dashboard fitted in the windshield makes the interiors unique as well.



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Via: Behance




BMW designs cabins for Embraer aircrafts, revives its role in aviation


The automatable enthusiasts might know that BMW specialized in airplane engines during World War II but eventually shifted to the automobile manufacturing. Well, that was a quick look into BMW’s past, however, after trying its hands on clothing,...

bmw cabins for embraer aircrafts


The automatable enthusiasts might know that BMW specialized in airplane engines during World War II but eventually shifted to the automobile manufacturing. Well, that was a quick look into BMW’s past, however, after trying its hands on clothing, bicycles, luggage or headphones, the brand‘s role in aviation industry is revived when it designed luxurious passenger cabins for Phenom 100 and 300 aircrafts of Embraer – a Brazilian aircraft manufacturer. Yes, BMW Group DesignworksUSA has trimmed the interiors of the aircrafts in leather, wood and metal ornaments which reflects BMW’s top-end interior versions. The cockpit has also been restyled and by integrating luggage compartments into walls and under the seats, BMW presents an elegant fusion of the aviation and automotive industries.



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Via: Autoblog




Students develops scotching Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine Vehicle


There is no end of creativity at any point of time or at any level. This is proved yet again by the students of the Los Altos Academy of Engineering when they come up with HICE (Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine Vehicle), which is first of its kind.

hice car


There is no end of creativity at any point of time or at any level. This is proved yet again by the students of the Los Altos Academy of Engineering when they come up with HICE (Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine Vehicle), which is first of its kind built by the high school students. HICE is a three wheeled vehicle, powered by a four-stroke Honda engine that has been transformed to run on hydrogen instead of gasoline. The tongue shaped vehicle with composite chassis wrapped in red and white was first tested in February and all its bugs are fixed. The zero emission vehicle will first appear for the public viewing on May 8th, 2010.



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Via: GD / Thejournal