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Old 30 May 2006, 10:47   #1
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robot controlled rib!!

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Old 30 May 2006, 14:02   #2
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I think one of the guys in the office sent a Revenger 34 out to Oslo to be fitted out and on to the US forces for the same thing!

The thought of them shooting at a remote controlled revenger 34 is enough to bring tears to my eyes!
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Old 30 May 2006, 16:59   #3
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nah, it went to norway in the end.... had an unusual propulsion system
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Old 30 May 2006, 17:56   #4
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Easy enough to do these days - Just fit an auto pilot and let the chartplotter do the rest!!!
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Old 30 May 2006, 18:41   #5
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Easy enough to do these days - Just fit an auto pilot and let the chartplotter do the rest!!!
Good way to get your rib home!
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Old 31 May 2006, 03:47   #6
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who is wearing the kill cord?

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Easy enough to do these days - Just fit an auto pilot and let the chartplotter do the rest!!!

I think the thread title is slightly wrong.

A "robot" controlled rib would infer some sort of intelligence - ie to alter course if sensors indicated something was in the way or to identify a target and plot and steer the most appropriate cause.

I think this is a "remotely" operated rib - ie a human controller is making the decisions and driving it wirelessly. ie a big boys one of these http://www.toymonkey.com/bigpic.asp?...URL=rcRNLI.asp

Guess I'm just a bit pedantic!
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Quite right - a major difference.

Even so things like this are so much easier now - you could build your own Tomahawk for about 10k!!!
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