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#1 Jim Ridgway Nov 04, 2004 05:31 PM

Micro Aerial Vehicles
 
I just came across an article in GPS World that many may find interesting. It looks like a ZLOQ & Co-Pilot on steroids. Here's a link to the story:

http://www.gpsworld.com/gpsworld/art....jsp?id=128403

#2 danielsjang Nov 04, 2004 05:39 PM

Very nice... I was thinking of making something like that for my science fair, but I guess that's no longer an option...

#3 rpage Nov 04, 2004 07:05 PM

weird, the site comes up but that page will not load.


oops... now it is up. Pretty cool :)

#4 rogueflyer Nov 04, 2004 08:37 PM

Mabee eventually we can just take off from our driveways and switch to auto pilot and let the plane just go and shoot the pictures while we
watch a movie or something. Might need to be powered by a fuel cell or something, but we americans like everything to be automatic. :D

Dave

#5 Jim Ridgway Nov 04, 2004 09:56 PM

Daniel if you could do that for a science fair, I'm sure you would win prizes. Concidering that these guys are either PhD or candidates. It's just a matter of how you structure your hypothesis & test. You can even win if you prove your hypothesis is false.

#6 TomA Nov 04, 2004 10:24 PM

It is interesting that the GPS system does not provide quick enough response for altitude information. So they are using a barometric sensor. This is the same method that MX uses on his zlog.

I am guessing this plane will cost a little more then a slow stick.

#7 Usta Bee Nov 04, 2004 11:08 PM

Consumer GPS isn't very accurate in altitude.


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