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National Corvette Museum sinkhole

National Corvette Museum sinkhole


When a sinkhole opened Feb. 12 at the National Corvette Museum‘s Skydome area, faculty, staff and students from WKU’s Department of Geography & Geology and WKU’s Department of Engineering responded to the scene to assess the damage and provide their expertise. Above: The Engineering Department’s remote-controlled quadrotor was used to provide video from inside the sinkhole that swallowed eight Corvettes. The WKU Engineering quadrotor is a four-rotor flying machine carrying a camera. The quadrotor is controlled by a pilot using a standard RC (radio-control) handheld unit with two joysticks. The camera is controlled by a different operator who is wearing a headset that displays whatever the camera is seeing. The pan and tilt of the camera follows the operator’s head; for example, if the operator looks to the right and up, the camera does that too.

The sinkhole at National Corvette Museum (Photo from National Corvette Museum)

The sinkhole swallowed eight Corvettes on Feb. 12 at the National Corvette Museum (Photo from National Corvette Museum)

Here are some links to reports from numerous media outlets locally and around the globe that covered the story and talked with WKU faculty members:

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