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Old Nov 04, 2004, 06:31 PM
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I just came across an article in GPS World that many may find interesting. It looks like a ZLOQ & Co-Pilot on steroids. Here's a link to the story:

http://www.gpsworld.com/gpsworld/art....jsp?id=128403
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Old Nov 04, 2004, 06:39 PM
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Very nice... I was thinking of making something like that for my science fair, but I guess that's no longer an option...
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Old Nov 04, 2004, 08:05 PM
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weird, the site comes up but that page will not load.


oops... now it is up. Pretty cool
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Old Nov 04, 2004, 09:37 PM
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Mabee eventually we can just take off from our driveways and switch to auto pilot and let the plane just go and shoot the pictures while we
watch a movie or something. Might need to be powered by a fuel cell or something, but we americans like everything to be automatic.

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Old Nov 04, 2004, 10:56 PM
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Daniel if you could do that for a science fair, I'm sure you would win prizes. Concidering that these guys are either PhD or candidates. It's just a matter of how you structure your hypothesis & test. You can even win if you prove your hypothesis is false.
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Old Nov 04, 2004, 11:24 PM
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It is interesting that the GPS system does not provide quick enough response for altitude information. So they are using a barometric sensor. This is the same method that MX uses on his zlog.

I am guessing this plane will cost a little more then a slow stick.
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Old Nov 05, 2004, 12:08 AM
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Consumer GPS isn't very accurate in altitude.
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