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Old Jan 14, 2013, 10:12 PM
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Rick, here is a story you can ask Robin about:

Did you guys now that Robin invented FPV? Or actually even, drones?

Back around 1974 or 1975 I went to Robins to shop for r/c airplane stuff. He had a VCR in the store and it was playing on a TV a tape he made of his flying 'FPV' out in the desert. The video showed the view from the onboard camera. Just like you see in FPV today. And military drones. The part that I watched showed the plane landing, and then taxiing up to a Chevy van, with Robin sitting in the back of it next to the open sliding door. He had some sort of TV monitor and all kinds of electronic equipment in the van to control the r/c plane while only looking at the TV. Or maybe he had goggles on, I really don't recall. At the time, this really was like science fiction. He told me he was working to get a military contract for the idea.

Ask him about it.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 08:37 PM
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Oh WOW!,thats crazy Tom...that is a great Story and Didnt know...I have something else to start a great conversation...Funny because Now that Ive been back to flying We have been talking about that system..One of our Guy's Flyer Nick fly's with fpv that way..Awesome THX .......
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 10:02 PM
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Nice Plane !
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 10:40 PM
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Nice knife edge Rick!

What's that guy doing in the bushes??

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Old Jan 15, 2013, 10:42 PM
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I wonder if I can fly this one at Hansen Airfield?
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 09:22 PM
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WoW!!! Tom That is a Beauty!!!THAt look's like it would take up the Whole Bed of your MOPAR!!...IT would b nice to show and Tell one Lucky Day at HD with it and take some pics...........WEll let the Video's Begin!!!.......Here to start we have Ray with Hooter's 4s Tunnel with Rob and Motley Crew 6s Expo..Giving MR.Robin SR a look of what goes on at HS Saturday of any weekend in a Month!....lol...sorry Ray,I didnt get as much Action as I thought!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOkh4ITgDrc
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 09:40 PM
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Cyclopse the Rescue Boat!!!
cyclopse the Rescue (0 min 29 sec)
Also the 4s 6s Scene!!..,......Bob with Motley...Nope sailing...yes that is his name...The one who is sailing the red sheetboat...."Nope"...
Hansen Dam Violators 4s 6s? (1 min 0 sec)
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 09:53 PM
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That's the first time I have seen an EDF with reverse! lol...
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 10:58 PM
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Did the plane in post #7101 crash? The rudder tells the story in that picture.

I like the color on the hull of the #28 IOM.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 11:20 AM
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cool car http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=LV2x3an3ia8
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 11:21 AM
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Boat or car. Well i will get posting some day
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 08:02 AM
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Quote:
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Did the plane in post #7101 crash? The rudder tells the story in that picture.

I like the color on the hull of the #28 IOM.
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Boat or car. Well i will get posting some day
Happy to say SD ,That I was able to pull up and turn b4 hitting the Ground with my new 540 Eflite.......THX...Hey that is one cool swamp boat!!..I wonder if he had to add a few more Flux capacitor's!!....well b4 the new weekend pics and vid...Better show the last couple....5 boat mayhem...Madchad sighting....and Sorry Dave....Trex 600 expo turn's bad!!!...
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 10:27 PM
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Glad to hear you saved the plane Rik. Also glad to see Chad made a celebrity appearance.

The weather tomorrow should be perfect!
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