Hoverboards are real!

Discussion in 'Techforge' started by We Are Borg, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. We Are Borg

    We Are Borg Rey of sunshine

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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    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.)
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    Exact same thing can be said of commercial aircraft. :shrug:
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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    Except it's unlikely a single failure will bring one down. Airplanes glide, helicopters auto-rotate.
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    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    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.
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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    True, but on that hoverboard, ANY failure means an express trip south.
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    The Night Monkey Definitely not Peter Parker

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    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.
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    We Are Borg Rey of sunshine

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    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!!!
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    Silly, hoverboards don't work over water.
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    Clearly, they don't work underwater either!
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  14. We Are Borg

    We Are Borg Rey of sunshine

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    I do not think you understood the joke. :garamet: