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Mini-copter

Postby bbctol » Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:36 pm UTC

Reeeally mini. To the point of "little bigger than a bicycle" mini. But damn cool.
Is it the future of urban transportation? A brilliant combat device? A mere curiosity that will never reach the mainstream?
No matter what, I still want it.
EDIT: Ooh, and video!

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Postby LE4dGOLEM » Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:42 pm UTC

Raptor evasion techniques never cease to amaze me. Or make me feel that tiny fraction safer.




...Need to convert to hydrogen fuel though.
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Postby Hawknc » Sat Apr 07, 2007 7:53 am UTC

Hydrogen? Ew no. Might as well use CNG - it's the same source but with less energy losses. Much cheaper too.

Anyway, the aircraft is pretty cool. The engines are, IMO, the most impressive part - getting enough power out of an engine that small, even with four of them, is no mean feat. You only need an LSA licence to fly it, too, from what I can gather (they're a bit vague on that front), which is far less effort than a private helicopter licence. I'd totally buy one for a bit of fun if I had the money.
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Postby Thedon » Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:51 am UTC

Wow, that looks pretty sweet! $35,000? Actually doesn't sound so bad for the possible future of transportation.

I still can't wait for rocket belts: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_belt

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Postby Castaway » Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:22 pm UTC

OMGWTFBBQ!

that's amazing, and i want one. But who the hell would agree to test that? I wouldnt....
You've just lost twenty dollars and my self respect.

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Postby LE4dGOLEM » Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:35 pm UTC

Castaway wrote:that's amazing, and i want one. But who the hell would agree to test that? I wouldnt....


You want one, but wouldn't wear one... riiiiight.
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Postby Castaway » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:11 pm UTC

i wouldn't wear one unless everyone else were.
You've just lost twenty dollars and my self respect.



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