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Nov 23, 2009, 02:36 PM
Gary Mortimer's Avatar

QinetiQ’s Solar-Powered UAV Program Resumes Testing

That lot from Boscombe are getting busy again.


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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Nov 26, 2009, 03:20 PM
Worn-out the seat of my pants
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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.
Nov 27, 2009, 09:27 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....
Nov 27, 2009, 11:18 AM
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If only we could find someone that had flown it
Nov 27, 2009, 12:34 PM
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Link to BBC site video on this amazing plane

Nov 27, 2009, 02:34 PM
Worn-out the seat of my pants
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Many hands make light work
Nov 27, 2009, 02:52 PM
Gary Mortimer's Avatar
So do switches
Dec 06, 2009, 02:03 AM
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Bilox's Avatar
It's an awesome piece of gear!
What a great project to be involved in.

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