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[aprssig] flying digipeater?

Tyson S. timbercutter at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 19 04:47:12 UTC 2005


     How about "un-manned aircraft"? You know, those little helicopters
that are radio control. The new thing now is to have a TV camera on
board and they fly around transmitting the image down to the pilot.
Very common. It would be easy to use a small plane as well, a plane
could fly in circles for a couple of hours with the camera pointed down
and the digipeater digipeating :) Actually sounds like fun.

A Yahoo search found this impressive video of an on-board camera
filming another model helicopter while in flight. Remember, the video
was compressed for the Internet, real time is crystal clear.

http://www.augustoheli.com/videostuff/videoarchive/OnboardVideo/Travis%20Pynn_circumgyrationchoppercam5-03.wmv


--- Scott Miller <scott at opentrac.org> wrote:
> > to.  We are at the mercy of the radio station and have
> > to use a qualified climber.  Also, we have to use a
> 
> And what non-qualified climber in their right mind would want to
> climb a
> 930' tower anyway?  =]  I remember seeing plenty of people get
> freaked out
> looking down from that distance on the observation deck of the
> Auckland Sky
> Tower - and that was indoors!
> 
> Hey... they let you JUMP off that thing now..
> http://www.skyjump.co.nz/.
> Guess I'll have to go back one of these days...
> 
> Scott
> N1VG

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