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Old Aug 16, 2011, 04:36 PM
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Here is some basic data, clipped from a web news sight. Please note that I've been able to identify only 8 spoilers (not 16 spoilers as mentioned, perhaps the translation to the news service as in error), and 8 so called maneuverable rudders. The patent application does not make reference to the spoilers or show then on the illustrations from the patent. Perhaps the spoiler are on a separate patent application? The spoilers are the most interesting feature of this craft in my option. More later.......

Clip from the web:

The radio-controlled black spheres are meant to fly in and out of structures weakened by earthquakes and other natural (or unnatural) disasters. It's equipped with an on-board camera that transmits live video footage back to the person controlling it, and boasts eight maneuverable rudders, sixteen spoilers and three gyro-sensors powered by lithium batteries. The frame is made from lightweight carbon fiber and styrene components, with a total weight of 12.3 ounces.
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