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  • Member since
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  • From: UK
What did you see today.
Posted by PatW on Saturday, July 3, 2021 4:54 AM

On some forums there are topics of what vehicles you'vs seen in your daily travels. This though is slightly different..

Whilst talking to friends at our local coffee shop in a small pedestrian mall here near home, Spot came around the corner,

 

He has just been built by students of The University of Buckingham Computing Faculty. The head of department was just taking it for a walk. People were taken aback as it went through all of it's moves and took photo's on their phones. Technology nowadays is amazing!

 

Remember , common sense is not common.

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Saturday, July 3, 2021 7:01 AM

Reminds me of the first time I encountered a drone in 'real life,' operated by two engineers surveying in a public park: cool as heck...but kinda like I'd walked into a scene from a Terminator movie....Indifferent

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, July 3, 2021 7:47 AM

I have often wondered;

       When they build the four legged drones, why they don't include a naturally placed head. Then it could scan in 360 degrees in Micro-Seconds. 

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    June 2021
Posted by rocketman2000 on Saturday, July 3, 2021 9:30 AM

I think most of those are pretty experimental.  Once they get the walking perfected I'll be the head and camera will be next.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Saturday, July 3, 2021 4:49 PM

Thanks guys for your comments and yes they said they are working on fitting a camera at present.

Remember , common sense is not common.

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, July 3, 2021 6:20 PM

Whatever I may or may not have seen today, it surely wasn't as interesting as watching Spot walk by, must have been, Pat!

Smile

PatW

Thanks guys for your comments and yes they said they are working on fitting a camera at present.

 

 

-Greg

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  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Thursday, July 22, 2021 4:35 PM

Yes you right Greg. Talking to his handlers and putting it through various moves was incredible.

Remember , common sense is not common.

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, July 23, 2021 12:02 AM

I was down near Miramar for an event and saw flights of CH-53s and flights of F-35s.  Too slow with the phone to catch them, but really fun to watch.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Friday, July 23, 2021 10:23 AM

Keavdog,

I live approx. 2 -3 miles from Wittman Field in Oshkosh, WI and their E.A.A. Fly-In starts on Monday.  I've been out on my patio watching the small civil aircraft flying over.  Can't wait until the Warbirds fly over!  Nothing like the sound of either a Merlin or a Pratt-Whitney engine!

TJS

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    July 2016
  • From: Malvern, PA
Posted by WillysMB on Friday, July 23, 2021 10:42 AM

There's a lovely J-3 Cub that joyrides over our area almost every morning that I enjoy watching with my coffee on the patio. Later this morning I heard the unmistakable sound of a T-6 and finally spotted him (or her) to the west.

A couple weeks ago I heard a very strange sound and finally spotted a pair of Ospreys.

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  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Saturday, July 24, 2021 9:41 AM

There are now five, count em, five 'single engine air tankers' at the local airstrip .  .  . Not a good sign!

But, I sure wish someone would come out with a kit for one!!!

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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Posted by rocketman2000 on Saturday, July 24, 2021 9:59 AM

I saw a smokey sky!  And, I can smell it and am coughing more than usually.  Canada seems to welcoming tourists again, but sending us their wildfire smokeGeeked

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, July 24, 2021 10:13 AM

We had a hazy smokey sunset due to smoke drop the wildfires

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, July 24, 2021 8:53 PM

Looks like you live in a nice area Tojo72, hope those fires aren't too close.

Pat that beastie looks so cool!

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, July 24, 2021 9:12 PM

You're getting smoke from the big fires in southern Oregon and northern California for the most part.  Canada is adding some

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