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Gadget Freak Case #241: Gloved Hand Controls Airplane's Flight
5/17/2013

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The Spatial Hand Remote lets users fly a remote control airplane intuitively. The idea is to track the position of the right hand, so that the plane can follow the same orientation as it flies.
The Spatial Hand Remote lets users fly a remote control airplane intuitively. The idea is to track the position of the right hand, so that the plane can follow the same orientation as it flies.

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mrdon
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Re: The Kids Are Alright
mrdon   5/22/2013 3:13:48 PM
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Rob,

What a great Gadget Freak Case video! I'll definitely being showing this one to my Capstone Class tonight. I plan to use it as a training video on how to present their project to the audience. 

I've been talking to my students about the Gadget Freak submission process. Waiting on a group of students to meet the challenge. I also have a couple of proto-designs I need to finalize for submission as well. Keep up the great work Rob!

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 .............................

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Debera Harward
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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 .

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?

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