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Geeseplanes

Distributed flight, flocking planes
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A bunch of one-passenger planes that flock together via software control in a "V" formation.
JesusHChrist, Oct 20 2012

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       Are they ground-controlled by Major Tom or follow-me-to-Canada?
Alterother, Oct 21 2012
  

       so not a flock'o'geese powered aircraft ?   

       [mfd] baked (ie: it's called formation flying), magic (add software) or half-baked (I recall a similar idea here with gliders with joined wings).
FlyingToaster, Oct 21 2012
  

       Wow [FlyingToaster], you triple mfd'ed him. Special.
blissmiss, Oct 21 2012
  

       //a flock'o'geese powered aircraft// would be too much like [MB]'s Ant Shoes.
sqeaketh the wheel, Oct 21 2012
  

       Nothing can be too much like my ant shoes.   

       Incidentally, flocking would work well for ekranoplanes, as long as they tessellated nicely.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 21 2012
  

       Ekranoplans? Really? Are you deliberately trying to provoke me?
Alterother, Oct 21 2012
  

       now hold on, it can be baked, magic, or halfbaked but only one of those things.
Voice, Oct 21 2012
  

       //provoke me?// There's nothing provocative about that. Everyone knows that ekranoplans are (a) seriously uncool, and (b) vastly more efficient, thus making pedal-powered flapping geeseplanes trivially easy.
spidermother, Oct 27 2012
  

       Do I have to be the first person to put a million fake dollars behind this idea?
daseva, Oct 27 2012
  
      
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