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Old Nov 23, 2009, 01:36 PM
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QinetiQ’s Solar-Powered UAV Program Resumes Testing

That lot from Boscombe are getting busy again.

http://govconwire.com/2009/11/news-q...sumes-testing/

One of the most impressive recent UAV developments in my opinion.

Makes ya proud.

Even if Boscombe is not in Somerset.
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Old Nov 26, 2009, 02:20 PM
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Aw, ya say such nice things!

I'm wishing Boscombe was in Dorset now since buying a Defender to commute in.
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Old Nov 27, 2009, 08:27 AM
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I wonder what kind of payload this airframe can lift. Given a hand launch it can't be very much, although I like the idea of a 3 month flight. Most of my flights have been significantly shorter than that....
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Old Nov 27, 2009, 10:18 AM
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If only we could find someone that had flown it
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Old Nov 27, 2009, 11:34 AM
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Link to BBC site video on this amazing plane

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7577493.stm
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Old Nov 27, 2009, 01:34 PM
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Many hands make light work
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Old Nov 27, 2009, 01:52 PM
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So do switches
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Old Dec 06, 2009, 01:03 AM
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It's an awesome piece of gear!
What a great project to be involved in.
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