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Old June 28th 11, 05:41 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Old June 28th 11, 09:45 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Tue, 28 Jun 2011 09:41:51 -0700, bildan wrote:



The ALOFT project: http://soaring.goosetechnologies.com/
is well worth a look even though much of the more interesting detail has
vanished since the spooks took an interest. This was a project to convert
a commercially available 5m carbon RC model sailplane into an unpowered
UAV that would be capable of autonomously finding and using thermals to
fly a preprogrammed task. They succeeded - see the documented results.

BTW, I think this is the project that New Scientist mentions as making a
5.3 hour flight.

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Old July 1st 11, 10:23 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Jun 29, 4:41*am, bildan wrote:

For those unfamiliar, the picture is clearly Lake Pukaki and Mt Cook
in the distance.

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