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Battery-powered self-launching sailplane runs Linux

Oct 14, 2005 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

Lange Flugzeugbau GmbH has used embedded Linux to build a battery-propelled self-launching sailplane that it says is more reliable, quieter, and easier to operate than similar gliders powered by combustion engines. The Antares glider uses a Geode-powered PC/104 Linux system for flight control and battery management.

The glider's Linux-based PC/104 stack can also send the pilot an SMS message when the plane's batteries are done recharging. Find out lots more details about this nifty bird in our complete Device Profile.

Device Profile: Lange-Flugzeugbau Antares self-launching sailplane


 
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