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Old 06-28-2011, 10:34 AM   #1
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Who needs roads?: Inventor builds world's first flying motorbike in his garage | Mail Online

I guess no one can complain about stuntaz and loud exhausts at 10,000 feet.
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:52 AM   #2
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Assuming the rotors are counter-rotating he's got the stability issue resolved, but I think his center of gravity needs to be a bit lower. I'm not convinced he's got the steering sorted, but the article may not have all the facts either.

Not bad considering he's only got $20,000 USD invested so far. He should be able to pickup a few sponsors now.
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:11 AM   #3
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:14 AM   #4
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It is quite stable and doesn't want to tip over but if something unplanned happened during testing I wouldn't want to break the prototype.
"Or my own arse"......
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:31 AM   #5
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Don't scare me like that.

Maybe "District 9/2" will come out at the same time and Peter Jackson can pwn James Cameron once again.
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:48 AM   #6
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Don't scare me like that.

Maybe "District 9/2" will come out at the same time and Peter Jackson can pwn James Cameron once again.

Sneaky fookin' prawns eh?....
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:48 AM   #7
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That's pretty neat, but it's not clear how that qualifies as a "bike."

On the same page there was this link:
SonicStar: The supersonic plane that will fly from London to New York in TWO HOURS | Mail Online

I've been hearing about this plane in several places; I think it's more than a Popular Science pipe dream.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:22 AM   #8
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That's pretty neat, but it's not clear how that qualifies as a "bike."

On the same page there was this link:
SonicStar: The supersonic plane that will fly from London to New York in TWO HOURS | Mail Online

I've been hearing about this plane in several places; I think it's more than a Popular Science pipe dream.
Only if it runs on HHO.
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