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The kid isn't in the plane and he's controlling it so it is a drone! Shades of Ender's Game
Posted by Expat47 in Xanth on 02/02/13 at 11:46 AM
Remember the paratrooper army guy? You threw him up in the air and the little piece of plastic attached to him floated (plummeted) him to the ground.
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 02/03/13 at 03:29 PM
When I was in my early teens I had something similar although it was much larger, powered with a little gas engine for use outdoors. To use you held onto a handle with two lines attached to the ailerons of the plane and it went round you in an orbit. Sort of like swinging a rock on a string.
The only drawback was you got so dizzy it was a race between running out of fuel or stumbling and dropping over. Then came cheap electronic controls and full featured model planes replaced the old round and rounders.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 02/04/13 at 02:58 PM
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