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Jul 29, 2005, 09:28 PM
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Bar-Stool type Kite Plane for $8000


What is a Bar-Stool type Kite Plane, the ACLU, the defense dept. and law enforcement doing in one news report?

Here are the SWEET details:
http://ss1.sbgnet.com/asxgen/point/p...12_56k.wmv.asx

News article:
http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtri...045138889.html

The Company:
http://www.proxygen.com/36/Editorial...list_type=name

Sorry about the long links.

What say you Bar-Stool?

BlackSky
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Jul 29, 2005, 10:20 PM
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My friend sent me this artical earlier this afternoon... The first thing I thought of...

Jul 30, 2005, 12:46 AM
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Looks like the entire $8k setup was lifted off this site, including ground station stuff.
Jul 30, 2005, 02:05 AM
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I offered some advise now and then on thier forum, but a model flyer like me knows nothing about UAV's
Aug 15, 2005, 10:46 AM
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so what about the poll that the TV station did.... what do people think?
Aug 15, 2005, 10:50 AM
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What poll would that be??
Link?
Aug 15, 2005, 11:05 AM
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The word on the street is they got a contract for a few thousand units-P
Aug 15, 2005, 11:24 AM
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Guess no one has heard about it yet...
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=CYDF...=on&z=m&q=l&c=
Aug 15, 2005, 11:31 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lvspark
Guess no one has heard about it yet...
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=CYDF...=on&z=m&q=l&c=
BUY! BUY!

If that was my plane, I don't think that I would have put the antenna on the bottom with no landing gear...

Gary D.
Aug 15, 2005, 11:37 AM
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Well I guess thatís because someone in Florida has designed a new platform around a slow stick that will revolutionize RCAP if not aviation as a whole-P
Aug 15, 2005, 12:36 PM
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That kite plane sucks Horrible aerodynamics and very innefficient . The electronics are neat, but if you go to that trouble , why build something that will have very limited range and performance ???

They could have very easily taken that package and put it in a good high performance ariframe and make it IMMENSELY more capable.

Its just stupid...
Aug 15, 2005, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by JettPilot
They could have very easily taken that package and put it in a good high performance ariframe and make it IMMENSELY more capable.

Its just stupid...
There are lots of UAVs built as you described, I think that the point of this one is going in slow and quiet, loiter around a while or maybe stall it into a tree or bush to observe.

No doubt these Rogallo wings are not for high speed cross country flight, but even with all of their drag they do fly great, and are remarkably maneuverable.

To me, the design seems to fit the intended mission.

Wish that I could get one of those gov'ment contracts at 8 grand a pop...

Gary D.
Aug 15, 2005, 04:06 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FoamingInMI

Wish that I could get one of those gov'ment contracts at 8 grand a pop...

Gary D.
Me too


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