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02-17-2011 05:10 PM  6 years agoPost 1
joeskeeter

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4 million dollars and this is what they got

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-...0,2685906.story

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02-17-2011 07:26 PM  6 years agoPost 2
helismash

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I have to say it's pretty cool though.

Hey, Who put the ground there!
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02-17-2011 10:02 PM  6 years agoPost 3
JOLT

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Can you imagine the pilot's jitters on the first flight--$4 million?

Now that's some serious PUCKER!!

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02-17-2011 10:11 PM  6 years agoPost 4
GMPheli

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It looked to me like it was easy to fly. It must have gyros on all 3 axis. Did you catch how fast the wings were beating? Must be quite the mechanism that does that. I wonder why there was no close up.

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02-23-2011 01:29 AM  6 years agoPost 5
joeskeeter

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video wasn't that good though.

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02-23-2011 07:49 AM  6 years agoPost 6
jackheli

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I bet that I could bribe my African grey parrot with a couple of sunflower seeds to carry a camera around...

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03-01-2011 06:11 AM  6 years agoPost 7
TMoore

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The next gen is the one to watch. This is is just POC. They probably used a commercial radio and some tiny actuators but I bet the next rev is the one that can make the cash.

TM

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03-01-2011 08:08 AM  6 years agoPost 8
Spitfire1

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Seems like a good way to spend 4 million dollars of tax payers money.

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03-01-2011 02:42 PM  6 years agoPost 9
TMoore

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Depends on what comes out of it. I would much rather see the Feds spend on this than Ethanol production.

TM

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03-01-2011 02:51 PM  6 years agoPost 10
Havoc

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Are we ready for serious Hummingbird smackdown 3D?

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03-01-2011 02:56 PM  6 years agoPost 11
TMoore

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Absolutely!

We can call it the Havoc Hoedown.

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03-01-2011 03:35 PM  6 years agoPost 12
jakehorky

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bunch more videos here:
http://www.avinc.com/nano

This is the kind of thing I'm proud to put tax money towards.

btw, the craft didn't cost 4 million, the 5 year program did. There's no doubt many engineers working on this complex program.

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03-01-2011 04:18 PM  6 years agoPost 13
Havoc

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I don't know. Seems a little off. I can imagine the first person to demo one at an RC event and be interviewed by RR tv or whoever. It would be like:

"My friends think RC hummingbirds are too effeminate but I enjoy them. I spend my alone time putting festively colorful feathers on them to make them really stand out. Plus all of my many many... many cats enjoy watching them. Especially the two himalayans, Elton and Lambert. They just throw their paws at them and get all fierce."

No, no thanks.

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03-01-2011 05:09 PM  6 years agoPost 14
JasonJ

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I think it's pretty damn cool. I was amazed at how much control there was just by manipulating the wings.

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