Discussion in 'Techforge' started by We Are Borg, Jul 20, 2019.
If it fails, you die or are seriously injured.
Cool for a stunt demonstration, but nowhere near a usable means of transport. (Safety aside, range/time is probably extremely limited.)
Exact same thing can be said of commercial aircraft.
Except it's unlikely a single failure will bring one down. Airplanes glide, helicopters auto-rotate.
It depends upon what that single failure is. If it's a short in the fuel tank, like happened with TWA 800, then you're pretty much a goner. Or if the "Jesus nut" on the helicopter comes off.
True, but on that hoverboard, ANY failure means an express trip south.
When I was a kid I had a manual on how to build a hover board using a Tesla coil and some other things. I never built it and have no idea if it works. I can’t find it online, but I definitely remember the manual.
Eh, a properly-engineered hoverboard will have safeties and backups. I'm assuming this one was a prototype, though, so you're probably right... a failure would have meant SPLAT!!!
And he got to go for a swim in the English Channel. https://www.npr.org/2019/07/25/7453...oss-it-on-high-speed-hoverboa?ft=nprml&f=1001
Looks like the issue wasn't so much with the board itself, but a number of factors including low fuel and weather.
Every failure is a lesson learned!
Mattel better be paying attention. We're four years overdue now.
Silly, hoverboards don't work over water.
Clearly, they don't work underwater either!
Looks like he made it. https://apple.news/A9aF6le9USnWfesmPU3iVYg
I do not think you understood the joke.
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