"Andrew you are so lucky not to be living in the United States, the regulations do not allow a guided return vehicle of any sort. A para-sail as an alternative but with out guidance it's no better than a parachute. I have had a similar project in…"
"Thanks for the info! Though I am intimately familiar with the cockpit and systems of the A320 and most of the other "big iorn" aircraft types due to my flight simulation career. I rarely see the wings unless I happen to be sitting in that row. ;D"
"Resolution advisory:="Increase vertical climb... PULL UP! PULL UP!" Most TCAS resolution advisories are going to be at a reasonable distance and you do get a gradual resolution advisory. I guess if this some how comes out of no where and you also…"
"No it looks like they are differentiating between images on the paper and using that to navigate. My comment is what are they showing off the mems gyro stabilization, advances in battery technology, or processing ability? All of which are great…"
"Not to minimize any one's work here I'm sure there is more to this than it looks. Basically it looks like a line follower robot on a quadcopter. Instead of lines they are showing off the computational ability of modern processors by using pictures?…"
"Chris, I have been a wired subscriber for at least 10 years and possibly more! I love the magazine and I'm curious to know if there will be an android version of the wired electronic magazine? Oh another thing why don't you get Bunnie Huang to write…"
Your statement about 26 DOF is ridiculous, no time for detail but I can assure you a "full scale" flight simulator of the highest FAA obtainable "fideiity" rating are 6DOF. Throw in the something like the Vertical Motion simulator @NASA Ames…"
"I enjoyed the fact the Lew seemed to have so much time to devote in debunking other users bogus claims. Lew you will be missed. I suspect Lew is actually a host of other characters often feeding and validating off of each others comments to serve…"
"I have to agree Lew Payne's attitude was counter productive but on the other hand might it not have been possible to give him a warning or a public reminder of standards for the community? I can't help think that Lew had some constructive input that…"