20 Nov '11, 2pm

Watch: Amazing first person view inside a remote control jet

Watch: Amazing first person view inside a remote control jet

There are lots of people who fly r/c airplanes with nose-mounted cameras wirelessly transmitted their video back to the pilot, but this video is the first I've seen someone so closely mimic the view of a pilot. It's achieved with a head-tracking component mounted on the torso of a Ken doll and built into the cockpit of an r/c F-16 jet. The video is wirelessly sent to special goggles worn by the pilot and his head tracking data is sent back to the camera in the cockpit. As the pilot turns his head, the camera matches. It's just about as awesome awesome things go.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/gadgets-electronics/blogs/w...

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