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Fan-made Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D Helicarrier actually flies

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A Russian artisan has built a remote-controlled S.H.I.E.L.D Helicarrier that actually flies.

(Screenshot by Michelle Starr/CNET Australia)

Native118 (or Native18) has an unusual hobby: he makes models of flying vehicles from films and gets them airborne.

His latest creation is the Helicarrier used by superhero intelligence agency S.H.I.E.L.D in Joss Whedon's The Avengers.

He crafted the entire thing by hand, having to account for the asymmetrical shape of the flyer. The finished product measures 1250x840mm and has a take-off weight of 1100g; housed inside is a quadcopter engine.

Building the model took extensive testing during the construction to make sure that it could operate both on water and in the air. The work put into it shows in the smooth way the Helicarrier lifts off from the water's surface.

You can read more about it and see images of Native18's process here, and watch the Helicarrier fly in the video below.



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rkc_62 posted a comment   
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Let's not get carried away - the Gravitsapa has yet to move from the realm of Science Fiction to Engineering. The creator even provides the model number of the conventional electric motors and the configurations of the rotors.
What we see here is the coolest quadrocopter ever featured on CNet. Brilliant model!

 

Michelle Starr posted a reply   
Australia

Thanks rkc. It was hard to figure out that Russian translation! Fixed now :)




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