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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.
Tuomas Kuosmanen (tigert): Category fun
: "So, I think this might be my first chance to post something that goes on both category ?Aviation? and ?Linux?
A battery-propelled self-starting sailplane (glider) with embedded linux controlling the lithium-ion battery pack and engine system
?The advantages? (of Linux) ?are obvious ? we can modify or adapt anything we want. And we are starting to know the system well.?
Pretty cool! Wish I had one of those.. Some day when I have a lot of free time (hah) I want to design graphics and usability stuff for airplane cockpit displays. On Linux. "