This is good news indeed! Does not matter if it will not work in bright sunlight - we don't get much of that around here anyway
Here is a serious suggestion (although it might sound like a joke): How about mounting an array of IR transmitters on a hat or a headband. You are more likely to be pointing your head at the plane than you are at pointing the TX in the right direction. This would also be a serious fashion statement; wearable R/C
Is the 200mah rating for the transmitters peak or continuous?