posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 07:38 PM
reply to post by Dr Love
Your reaction was appropriate, for that's a tether not a hoist cable.
(A tethered flight during testing is common. It allows the power to be delivered electrically through the tether, saving time loading and charging
large batteries. It does not supply any lift.)
When the craft is ready for soloing, i.e. he flies it for real, they load up the power cells and take off the tether.