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The Fleet Presents 'On The Fly: Technology Takes Off' Exhibition

  • When Ongoing until Tuesday, December 31, 2013
  • Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Monday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Where Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego
  • Age limit All ages
  • Categories Exhibits, Family, Museums
  • Cost $11 - $13
Promotional graphic for "On the Fly: Technology Takes Off" Exhibition at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center August 2nd to the end of December 2013. Courtesy of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.

Above: Promotional graphic for "On the Fly: Technology Takes Off" Exhibition at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center August 2nd to the end of December 2013. Courtesy of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.

"On the Fly: Technology Takes Off" is a new exhibition making its debut at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center on Friday, August 2, 2013. It will remain at the Fleet through the end of December 2013.

The exhibit should be available for pre-arranged media demonstrations starting Monday, July 22, with a VIP Media event scheduled for Thursday, August 1, 2013.

"On the Fly: Technology Takes Off" will center on a demonstration presented throughout the day in the Fleet’s Main Gallery, using small-scale unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The demonstration provides an exciting visual display of choreographed UAVs. These UAVs use an electronic control system driven by computer software to guide their flight.

The demonstration for "On the Fly" will be controlled by a laptop. The UAVs use symmetrically pitched blades, which can be adjusted as a group. Control of vehicle motion is achieved by altering the rotation rate of one or more rotor discs, thereby changing its torque load and thrust/lift characteristics.

We hope to introduce the public to the practical applications and the potential for these vehicles in research. We will also have a take-home version available for sale in the North Star Science Store!

"On the Fly: Technology Takes Off" will include a number of ancillary exhibits that explore aerodynamics, including Wind Tubes and a state-of-the-art motorized Airplane Launcher, along with supplies and trained facilitators who will work with visitors to create their own flying objects with which to experiment. Digital media will feature up-to-date presentations of current events involving this developing technology and its uses.

Gallery admission, which includes access to all eight exhibit galleries: Adults $13, Seniors $12, Children $11. The Fleet’s summer hours are 10AM–6PM daily.

For more information, call (619) 238-1233 or visit our website at www.rhfleet.org/site/exhibition/upcomingexhibits.html.

Location: Ruben H. Fleet Science Center 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA Google Map

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