posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 02:08 PM
reply to post by Spirit Warrior
Since you're responsible for resurrecting this thread, I will try to explain my reason for the helo. When I originally posted this thread, I
had thought that uav's were not in service yet. Now I'm aware of uses.
Adding your latest post makes me think of the great advantages of uav's, like in fire detection--no more sending a pilot to check on mountain fires,
with the pilot ending up killed in a crash, which unfortunately has happened. So those planes will go the way of lookout towers.
Another question before I explain helo reason--if the craft are unmanned, how do they safely operate through the skies visually, does the ground pilot
see as well as one would in the craft? Does a uav have super duper collision avoidance system?
OK, now for helo. The helo part came in after my OP. In a post above to imysbbad, I related what I saw one night.
Now, that got me thinking about uav's and helos. Now, after reading your post, I am thinking, line of sight--would there be an instance when a helo
would be the line of sight relay perhaps for data? From miles away. I think that that is what electronics in reconnaissance craft have to also do,
besides the use of sat.
Hope I make sense.
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