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Old Feb 02, 2012, 11:39 AM
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There has been a recent interesting discussion on another thread here in the XC forum about using some form of autopilot (see SpeedPilot). Plus there was an old thread about the AFOLT experiment which was a sailplane with an autopilot.

It boils down to a legality question. AMA and FAI (if I remember correctly) do not allow use of automated controls, the model must be flown at all times by the pilot and remain in visual contact at all times. Plus with the magnafying glass of the FAA focused on this hobby, trying to keep the seperation of the hobby from UAV's is a problem. I believe most experimentation now is in the telemetry system developement.

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