Droning On

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Supplementing or replacing GA craft in some applications: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/04/01/drones-gain-popularity-among-us-hobbyists-government-agencies/
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Somehow it isn't quite the same as flying. But certainly a step-up for the r/c guys, especially the idea of an on-board camera and goggles to view the output. Moggy

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"especially the idea of an on-board camera and goggles to view the output."
It already has a catchy name -- FPV (first person view) -- and websites like this: http://fpvpilot.com/default.aspx At least it'll eliminate the need to remember rudder reversal when approaching!
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To be honest that might have attracted me to R/C model flying which, whenever I have considered it, seemed to offer very little reward for the effort and expense involved Moggy
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That's the first time I've seen the expression 'FPV', but it's a whole new field now that cameras have reduced in both size and price. I was aware of the personal use of drones or UAV from sites like http://www.droneuav.co.uk/ and there's plenty of variations of quadrocopters, quadrobots etc like the Parrot AR on the market.