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Offline CaptainTrips

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On no wheels...
« on: November 15, 2018, 04:47:05 AM »
OK, here's a bike I would consider to replace my TEX.   :038:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/08/middleeast/hoverbike-dubai-police-flying-lessons/
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Re: On no wheels...
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2018, 04:51:34 AM »
And if the running offender doesn't stop, you just slice his legs off with the propellers.

A good example of hype that's about ten years early.

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Re: On no wheels...
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2018, 01:35:47 PM »
That was my first reaction when I saw this flying lawn mower a few months ago. No amount of gear will help when and if you happen to fall off of this thing. Just put a protector frame and grills around the d@mn propellers - what is wrong with these people?
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Re: On no wheels...
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2018, 03:36:35 PM »
*Originally Posted by Icy [+]
what is wrong with these people?
Too much money drives the neurons away ;-)

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Re: On no wheels...
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2018, 03:57:58 PM »
*Originally Posted by NiK [+]
Too much money drives the neurons away ;-)
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Re: On no wheels...
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2018, 05:15:32 PM »
This is just the prototype. The final product will have ducted turbofan engines.   :001: :001: :001: :001:
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Re: On no wheels...
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2018, 02:41:53 PM »
I wonder what the current range is.
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Re: On no wheels...
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2018, 06:19:31 AM »
*Originally Posted by isb [+]
I wonder what the current range is.
Looks to be about 10-25 miles at max speed of 60mph.
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