TINY SPY PLANE
DEVELOPED FOR THE US MILITARY 02/28/2011
it seams the big big boys are also playing with electric planes, putting
cameras on them and their GSM circuits from their cell phones. They fly the
planes 10 km away with auto pilot, cameras, and to survey the skies. Check
out this company and their humming bird micro UAV, or NAV (Nano Air Vehicle)
years ago I wrote an article regarding the advancements of
the Hobby. It turns out they were using the GSM circuit inside cell
phones (the ones with the SIM card) to transmit the Radio Control signal
over hundreds, if not thousands of miles. Thus, they were taking the hobby
to a whole new realm. Well, thanks to military technology, and the dreams of
men and its ability to fly, we have reached a new level of virtual
experience in regards to the hobby of flying radio control airplanes (semi
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or Drones, if you may).
It seems everybody is interested in being
able to fly the plane as if it were a drone, with FPV (first
person view). On top of that, we want the experience of flying a
real plane, much similar to a flight simulator, with all the
instrumentation: attitude, artificial horizon, elevation, speed,
heading, temperature, and even auto pilot. And of course, we
want to do it on a budget... Well, the answer is here, and there
are hundreds, if not thousands of hobbyists doing it throughout
the world. Of course, in the Land of the Fear (I meant Free),
Homeland is bound to put restrictions with the help of FAA.
Nevertheless, we can take our hobby to new extremes, as long as
we have a spotter that can take control of the airplane when we
fly our remote planes a mile away from us (the darn spotter
better have good eyes and a steady hand to hold the binoculars
and the radio at the same time).
The ritewing Zephyr
With FPV (cameras, video trasminter,
“A to Z” Hobby Store
1570 Fulkerth Rd, Turlock, CA. 667-9111 The store will give you a
five percent discount if you just show your MCRC Club Card.
SPECIAL MCRC CLUB ALERT!!! There is news concerning the closure
of the “A to Z” hobby shop! The store has come under pressure by
rental increases and a changed job assignment of Cruz Zuniga, the
owner. I have been informed that there is still a stock of many
items on hand as of the 22th of May. There will be special low
prices of the remaining ARFS, kits, accessories, MonoKoat, fuel and
much more! Please call or visit then to assist in clearance of
their stock! Call them for directions and information at 667-911!
Find out if they have what you need so very badly………..
MAKE BIDS! GET A TIGER II!] BUY A T-34 OR A P-40, P-38!!! BUY MORE
following links you are going to see the future of RC. I found
an article, in The Economist, that talks about the future. It is a
Remanta that explores the aerodynamic properties of insects. See the
videos. However, the UAV project does not stop in France's Remanta. The
Germans have developed something amazing in the field of
Drones. They are using
to remotely control the drones. In other words, they add the module found in
your cell phone to both the receiver and transmitter of your Radio Control
and BINGO! You have a Radio Control for your airplane that works wherever
there is a signal for your Cell Phone. AMAZING, isn't it!
that long range potential, they also incorporated a GPS module and computer
management software to guide your Drone Aircraft. The Drone carries a video
camera that broadcasts high quality signal in 2.5GHZ to a ground receiver.
Use it for surveillance or even paparazzi ventures. Check out the videos:
Merced County Radio Control Club
MCRCC, Charter Club #1089
23 Alexander Av.
Merced, CA 95348
Location: From Merced, CA, take CA-140 W/McSwain Rd (drive 7 miles
west).On Bert Crane Rd. make a left turn (drive1.5 miles South).
We are behind the new Waste Water Treatment Plant, Atwater, CA. Make a
left turn on the dirt road (drive East 0.4 miles slowly). Make a right
turn at the intersection (the gate is here) and drive South 0.2 miles.
You have arrived. Park you car. Click on the bottom address to see map.
> > > > Field Location <
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In decimal degrees (1/100)
Altitude: 206 Ft.
In degrees, minutes and seconds
Latitude: 37° 16' 33.9851"
Longitude: -120° 37' 39.8532"
Altitude: 206 Ft.
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