Tuesday, July 1, 2008

RC helicopter skills

Check out this impressive display of RC helicoptering skills.

I bet even if I had that helicopter stuck on the end of a long stick I couldn't make it move like that!

Makes me wonder if they don't have sequences of moves programmed into their controller, e.g. press the green button and the thing goes straight up 10 feet and stops, the red button and it goes down 10 feet then stops, yellow button it flips upside down and inverts the rotor blade angles, etc. If so, I bet they could design pilotless fighter jets the same way, and give them some tremendous advantages in a dogfight. That would be like having a tank in the Revolutionary War -- a real game changer.

Who knows, they may have them already.

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