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Gadget Freak Case #241: Gloved Hand Controls Airplane's Flight

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Rob Spiegel
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The Kids Are Alright
Rob Spiegel   5/17/2013 11:47:57 AM
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Some of our most inventive and colorful gadgets come from young engineers in training. This gadget was created by a team of engineering students. We've had a number of gadgets developed b student teams from both Colorado State University and Southern Methodist University. We've even had a number of gadgets submitted by a 15-year-old student. Keep your eyes out for an upcoming slide show featuring gadgets from budding engineers.

Ann R. Thryft
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Which gloves?
Ann R. Thryft   5/17/2013 12:25:51 PM
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What fun! Maybe I missed it, but what gloves were used? I don't see them on the parts list. If not a specific brand, what type and material is best?

Debera Harward
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Re: The Kids Are Alright
Debera Harward   5/17/2013 3:56:41 PM
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Yes Rob , You are absolutely correct now  a days young engineers are developing so good and captivating projects and models that it just keep us speechless .What i was thinking is what exactly can be the usage of this gloved hand control Airplanes flight practically .

Charles Murray
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Re: The Kids Are Alright
Charles Murray   5/17/2013 6:12:26 PM
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If ever there was a Gadget Freak that was bound for glory, this is it. I expect to see all but the most traditional RC flyers using this in ten years.

Cadman-LT
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Cool Gadget
Cadman-LT   5/17/2013 9:52:59 PM
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Really nice gadget, I just wonder how hard it is to control? Seems like it might be hard.

JPHartman
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Re: Which gloves?
JPHartman   5/17/2013 10:31:17 PM
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We didn't use any specific gloves.  The gloves in the video an pictures were found at the local thrift shop. Tighter ftting gloves would probably work better than loose ones because it makes it easier to push the control buttons on the left hand.

far911
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Re: Which gloves?
far911   5/18/2013 3:08:12 PM
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It is a beautiful concept. I would be really interested to try it out. By the looks of it, flying the plane looks effortless. However, I wonder if something like this can become mainstream.

warren@fourward.com
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Fly by hand
warren@fourward.com   5/20/2013 8:50:43 AM
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I wonder if you have to clap your hands twice to start it and stop it?

kenish
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Re: Fly by hand
kenish   5/20/2013 2:10:57 PM
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An inside loop requires a backflip and an outside loop is a handspring.

Pubudu
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Re: The Kids Are Alright
Pubudu   5/20/2013 2:26:39 PM
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True Debera, I think that those innovation coming because of the fresh bloods with fresh thinking without stuck in the box.

Congratulations guys .............................

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