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    Re: Amazing...
    From: W F Jones
    Date: 2006 May 22, 09:26 -0400

    Unusually superb eye/hand co-ordination required for this feat.  It is difficult to
    imagine the pilot pulling the model out of a dive in such a short distance.  Such
    acceleration requires extremely quick response.  I can't find any significant
    overshoot anywhere during the test run either.  Marvelous control if done by a
    pilot !
    I suspect the model plane is under computer control however.  I know there has
    been considerable interest in this area for some time.  The Predator Drone is
    one example everyone is familar with.  A lot of interest exists for much smaller
    flight capable surveillant devices.  GPS will not reliably work indoors, anyone
    know about the performance of the little gyro mechanisms found on some model
    planes.  Are these based on laser ring gyro technology or a mechanical
    approach?  Has someone developed a tiny inertial guidance package that is cost
    Frank J.
    Rochester, NY
    Date sent:              Mon, 22 May 2006 21:05:49 +1000
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    From:                   Zed 
    Subject:                Re: Amazing...
    just watched it...
    omg, that is incredible. Having flown rc models I have an idea of the
    difficulty, and that is beyond awesome.
    On 5/22/06, Robert Gainer  wrote: >
    It's been so long since I had a connection that slow I had forgotten
    the feeling you get while you sit and wait for a download. Until your
    note of course. It's even worse when you get to the magic 99% mark and
    then the connection drops. > > But it was a nice piece of film. > Bob

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