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electraglider_1997 09-11-2006 05:42 AM

Re: No Auto-rotation
 
You'd have to have more balls than sense to take that thing up over one hundred feet. It should be required to have a built-in parachute that you can use if this thing fails. At least with a motorcycle, if the engine quits, usually it doesn't mean you are gonna die.

electraglider_1997 09-11-2006 05:50 AM

Dragonfly wing
 
I wish some think-tank would figure out how to allow humans to fly with dragonfly type wings. You ever watch a dragonfly. Very cool indeed. Replace the two rotors on a CH46 Sea Knight with dragonfly wings. That baby would be something to see. Forward-sideways-backwards-straight up, no problem.

ksquid 09-11-2006 06:28 AM

Live to tell about it.
 
Yes I have lived through an auto-rotation. I was a heli-attack foreman when I fought forest fires....All I remember is feeling that my back had just compressed a couple of inches..Helicopter pilots swear they would rather be in chopper than a fixed aircraft after that I believed them..

Gritboy 09-11-2006 08:21 AM

Re: Not a Motorcycle, But...
 
I'll take a TARDIS and be done with this time and space altogether. ;-)

Buzglyd 09-11-2006 09:15 AM

LSD
 
A couple of hits of good acid and you're there.

how999999 09-11-2006 10:57 AM

Re: Not a Motorcycle, But...
 
I can see from the video that I'd want a set of clip-ons to lower the handlebars to a more "aggressive" sport position . . .

gforces 09-11-2006 02:02 PM

Re: Or as Hudson sez:
 
...and then it's "game over man! game OVER!"



I just couldn't resist.

lwatcdr 09-12-2006 06:55 AM

Re: Live to tell about it.
 
problem is this thing can not auto-rotate!

I think they offer a ballistic parachute.



As to Helicopters vs fixed wing.

Helicopters are a collection of spare parts flying in loose formation.



Just kidding... Sort of.


anrajala 09-12-2006 07:02 AM

Re: Not a Motorcycle, But...
 
I think you are ripe to get a Rune



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anrajala 09-12-2006 07:09 AM

Re: No Auto-rotation
 
How about a back packed parachute. Could you jump this thing without those blades slicing you like an overripe cantaloupe?



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