[OSM-talk] Mystery structure on a South China Sea reef

Oleksiy Muzalyev oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch
Mon Jul 31 12:33:09 UTC 2017


Hi Andy,

Actually it is doable. The TAM-5, 11-pound RC plane, flew 1,888 miles 
from Canada to Ireland over the Atlantic ocean in 38 hours still in 2003 
[1].

The distance from Puerto Princesa City, Philippines, to this reef is 
only 265 miles. And the technology is much better now. A RC plane of 
this small size is invisible to radars.

It would be about ten hours flight. Nowadays electric RC gliders can 
stay in the air times longer [2]. Certainly, such a flight is possible 
only with a good weather forecast for the whole route.

[1] 
https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/model-plane-flies-atlantic
[2] https://youtu.be/8m4_NpTQn0E

Best regards.
Oleksiy

On 31.07.17 14:25, Andy Mabbett wrote:
> ...
> What is this place on Google Maps? https://goo.gl/maps/qF8YXxr86zo
>   ...
> Anyone fancy doing a survey? ;-)
>
> ...
>




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