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Mar 02, 2013, 06:16 PM
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I've seen it
I've had my eye on you guys for awhile.
Was at this stage of the design 5 or 6 years ago.
Air2Air combat has patent rights in the US for IR relationships in RC Aircraft very similar to this.
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Mar 04, 2013, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by emrlabs


What kind of control input does your system require? Could the ForceFly be setup to operate it?
Our pilot don't really get to enjoy the effects like the spectators do. We're on the same page we just do things differently. You're likely understand when people start asking you guys questions why we chose this route
Jun 16, 2013, 10:39 AM
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How can there be a patent like this, seriously?!

http://www.google.com/patents/US7806371

Anyone can come up with the idea to combine such things, sometimes I feel like making a patent generator, just combine any two things iteratively.... =(
Jul 07, 2013, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Veqtor
How can there be a patent like this, seriously?!

http://www.google.com/patents/US7806371

Anyone can come up with the idea to combine such things, sometimes I feel like making a patent generator, just combine any two things iteratively.... =(
It has very little to do with the IR ~ six years designing an aircraft to do combat simulation and maybe you'll get the idea.
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Jul 17, 2013, 10:57 AM
Bombs away!!!
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Patents are only as good as your lawyer. Good luck defending this one.
Jul 17, 2013, 01:56 PM
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The Patent is irrelevant, it just shows who designed it if the deep pockets decide to hang on to your coattails.
If you're invited to an air combat simulation airshow at least you'll know whose it is.
Jul 18, 2013, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Veqtor
How can there be a patent like this, seriously?!

http://www.google.com/patents/US7806371

Anyone can come up with the idea to combine such things, sometimes I feel like making a patent generator, just combine any two things iteratively.... =(
There are all sorts of patents around, some are more just than others. A patent protection means that the invention cannot be commercially made, used, distributed or sold without the patent owner's consent for a period of time. So enthusiasts can make such systems for their own personal use.

The patent described here ticks me off a little, because the idea seems to be an old one. For example Air Combat USA has used some sort of electronic tracking system on their aircraft to mock combat. I believe that some of the features of the patented system already exist in prior art and therefore cannot be patented. Looks to me that the person just patented what other people had already thought of before.
Jul 18, 2013, 02:54 PM
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http://www.air-rc.com/pg/start
If anyone has built anything similar I'd like to see it.
Sep 16, 2013, 05:11 PM
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I found something you guys would like to see!!

Its an IR system which you can program to pulse throttle or move servos once "hit."

Its pretty cool!

http://www.nghobbies.com/cart/index....combat&x=0&y=0

Here's a video!!!

DogFighter Combat Simulation System FPV (1 min 20 sec)
Sep 16, 2013, 09:52 PM
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it would be impossiable to hit planes...expecially w/ the sun light reflecting off sensors
Sep 16, 2013, 10:59 PM
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its happening in the video??? Do you not see the IR's lighting up when it hits?
Sep 17, 2013, 11:24 AM
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its happening in the video??? Do you not see the IR's lighting up when it hits?
Well, thats when the sun in nor interfering w/ the sensors. on most days, laser tag would not work.
Sep 17, 2013, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by BoeingDreamliner
Well, thats when the sun in nor interfering w/ the sensors. on most days, laser tag would not work.
I guess you gotta live in washington to have any luck then haha
Sep 17, 2013, 04:44 PM
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I guess you gotta live in washington to have any luck then haha
lol yea thats true
Oct 11, 2013, 10:13 PM
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Laser Tag DogFighter by NG Hobbies


Laser Tag DogFighter by NG Hobbies;
http://www.nghobbies.com;
has a IR Laser DogFighter Combat System gives the FPV pilot weapons, sensors to be able to hit other players and being hit by other players as well.
The Dogfighter Combat system can be used in a stand alone mode
http://www.nghobbies.com/cart/index....roducts_id=804


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