Electronic Devices, Takeoff Might Get Along: FAA
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3/20/2012 | 9:30:21 PM
re: Electronic Devices, Takeoff Might Get Along: FAA
Wait until the FAA sees the new "TakeControl" app for Android. Allows you to take control of any "fly-by-wire" aircraft within the range of the phone's transmitter. Using the built-in GPS and accelerometers, it provides a "very real" experience, according to several pilots who have tested a beta version, although you have to be careful not to turn the phone so as to cause a shift from landscape to portrait orientation. Also said to be a power hog, so have a spare battery handy, and be very quick at changing it. Should be in the Marketplace by April 1.

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