Thought folks might like this.( Original post by Ken Wycherley)

When Drones Go Rogue In Friendly Skies,

How Do We Bring Them Home?

An advanced fly-by-wire system capable of landing grossly damaged unmanned aircraft—demonstrated on video saving a plane missing 80 percent of one wing—is key to solving one of unmanned flight’s biggest problems

Wing Ejected A shrunken F/A-18 target drone equipped with a new, advanced fly-by-wire system was able to return home safely after losing up to 80% of one wing. Rockwell Collins

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Comment by crystal garris on September 1, 2010 at 12:53pm
just need to add anti-paradox crumple zones .
Comment by Alex Arevalo on September 1, 2010 at 2:05pm
Looks like that would be in unfriendly skies. Still, Rockwell-Collins is doing some good work.


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