Any Landing You Can Stagger Away From is a Good One

Discussion in 'Techforge' started by Tuckerfan, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    Hoverbike pilot survives crash.
    Not sure I would want to ride on something with exposed props like that.
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  2. Marso

    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    Speaking as someone with an aerospace engineering degree, I would state unabashedly that this design needs ducted fans with grill coverings for rider protection. Otherwise, bad, gory things are going to eventually happen. :bergman:
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    They should just get Furze on it.

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  4. Marso

    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    Okay, the whole contraption in the second video is a mess, but...

    He needs to drop those covers a little lower. Plus, if he's got airflow being pulled through the top of those fans, he could have configured a simple nozzle-duct like arrangement below them to concentrate the outflow of air and increase his 'thrust' a bit. p = rho R V and all that.

    Actually, the thing reminds me of a mad scientist's hovering lawnmower. :lol:
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    The 2nd video is brilliant.

    any higher than what he can achieve with ground effect would be dangerous. Considering he only has two controls (throttles for each motor) plus his own sense of balance, the thing is a work of art.

    Watch the video through the end if you think he achieved this on his first time out.

    He's a plumber by trade?
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    Holy shit, that's amazing and hysterical at the same time! :rofl:
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    oldfella1962 the only real finish line

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    Speaking as someone without an aerosmith engineering degree, I would state unabashedly that I really want a hovering lawnmower! :yes:
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    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    I want a hover-pickup truck. And a unicorn. And a taco.
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  11. We Are Borg

    We Are Borg Don't be a dick about the things you don't like

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    That guy already had his two seconds of fame.

    His ideas are cockamamie at best, and the vehicle looks fugly as hell.
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    Moller Intl has been "dormant" since 2015. Dunno who's paying his host.