Old Apple Laptop airplanes brains

Discussion in 'Community' started by stubeeef, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. stubeeef macrumors 68030

    stubeeef

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    I forgot to post this way back, but Burt Rutan built a plane a few years back called a Boomerang, the brains of the plane are a pre G3 laptop. I am on the company dull laptop in Boston so don't know how to post the geewhiz pix, but here is a link to a cockpit shot with the apple laptop.
    Boomerang .

    I remembered this while discussing the recent sub that ran into a sea mount. Then discussing the brit sub running on windows, or I guess gets towed with a blue screen of death any way.

    But apple laptops running complex aircraft is cool!
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    Very cool!

    And welcome to snowy Boston! Cold enough for you?
     
  3. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

    stubeeef

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    BURRRR! It was like 5f when we landed and -10f wind chill, sunny skies though.

    I'll be at the Signature Flight Support lobby till 4pm local if anyone wants to come by and see how big a jerk I really am! :D
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    Maybe next time - I've got meetings until then (unusual for a Friday). Hopefully, you'll be somewhere warmer tonight (i.e, virtually anywhere else).
     
  5. zwida macrumors 6502a

    zwida

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    Cool indeed. Unless of course it's an old 5300, in which case, very HOT.
     

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