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Reminds me of this...

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Madman basically posted exactly what I thought when I saw the pictures:

How is it supposed to maneuver? Two big fans for keeping it off the ground are all well and good, but even when they first made Orca's, they still had the tail fan (used to help maneuver and stabilise the craft). To go 175MPH, this would have to be nose-down at such a massive degree, there'd be no way of stopping it anytime soon.
And there's the other factor, stopping.

It's an awesome concept, but lots more smaller propeller's in area's of control over two main ones making it look like a wanna Chinook would've been better planned out.
In it's current state, all it will do is go up in the air, and the rider would have no accurate control over it going forwards only, it'll pitch to the sides.
Also, if the rider overtips to the left or right, he's gonna go forward with a nice amount of velocity and eventually plunge head-first into the ground.

If they had the fans either side of the bike with a tail stabiliser, it'd probably work better, but lose the sleek bike-esque look.

I'm also wondering what the minimum RPM for actually hovering is, it'd need to idle at this speed or the underside's gonna foot you a bill in road repairs.
 
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o god 10,000 feet holy cow if you ran out of fuel or engine failure
 
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the whole video is 2 guys spraying a blurry non descript object with water. awesome.
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post #65 of 120
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darren9 View Post
Didn't the Moller skycar at least get as far as a stable hover? I have a picture of what'll happen if they cut the straps on that that bike

That was my thought as well. It has no control surfaces, and the blades look like their position is fixed. It's like a steel tumbleweed that rolls off into the dusty horizon.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nbmjhk6 View Post
gas mileage = fail. I can get a GMC Sierra 3500 with diesel and get better mileage.
but can your sierra go 175 mph? or over 5000 feet of water? good mpgs for the speed and mobility imo
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post #67 of 120
I like it but it looks retardedly dangerous. It should probably have small wheels on the bottom for moving it about and landing and stuff...
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Hah, I wouldn't get on one.
Not enough as far as lateral stability or control.

I'd imagine it's not that agile.
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175mph @ 10K ft? BS. Next...
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Looks cool, but until I see it move then I'm not sold.
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