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Old 03-31-2011, 06:22 AM   #41
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"The Sikorsky Prize has not yet been awarded. It will be awarded to the first entry to reach an altitude of 3 meters (10 feet) during a flight lasting at least 60 seconds, while remaining in a 10 meter square (32.8 foot square)."
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:31 AM   #42
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"The Sikorsky Prize has not yet been awarded. It will be awarded to the first entry to reach an altitude of 3 meters (10 feet) during a flight lasting at least 60 seconds, while remaining in a 10 meter square (32.8 foot square)."
Yes, that's right. Sorry I left that part out. Neal's human-powered helicopter hopped off the ground and hovered briefly, but it was not enough to meet the criteria.
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Old 03-31-2011, 10:18 AM   #43
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I wonder if anyone is working on a human-powered motorcycle? That would be really cool!
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Kevin, I have sitting right here in my garage a EPA approved two stroke of 80cc's driving a 900 watt generator. It weighs 36 lbs, and will run at 85% power for five hours on a gallon of premix.

The whole unit dims out to 12x12x14 inches. Stick that baby in a Zero, wire it up and get some REAL range out of them thar batteries.
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Old 03-31-2011, 10:52 AM   #45
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Kevin, I have sitting right here in my garage a EPA approved two stroke of 80cc's driving a 900 watt generator. It weighs 36 lbs, and will run at 85% power for five hours on a gallon of premix.

The whole unit dims out to 12x12x14 inches. Stick that baby in a Zero, wire it up and get some REAL range out of them thar batteries.
I'm not saying it's not a good idea. I'm just saying that if it was easy, someone would've done it by now. And where on a Zero do you see room for a 1-foot-square box plus an exhaust pipe?

BTW, is that engine you refer to EPA-approved for motor vehicles? I think there are different EPA standards depending on the application.
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:16 AM   #46
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BTW, is that engine you refer to EPA-approved for motor vehicles? I think there are different EPA standards depending on the application.
Well there you go...that damn government, crushing free enterprise and ruining jobs in America. It's a wonder we can still take a **** in the woods.
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Old 03-31-2011, 04:12 PM   #47
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I wonder if anyone is working on a human-powered motorcycle? That would be really cool!
Schwinn & Huffy, Cannondale if you have a Harley budget.
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:03 PM   #48
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Or the overpriced same-quality-as-the-Mal~Wart-Chinese-made-crap "Trek" if you're a pot-smoking, granola-eating, smelly Hippy with a snooty "more liberal than you because I'm an Outdoorsy-Liberal" attitude.

I'm just sayin'.
You didn't even mention the backpack yer slackn' Or the green, red & black hand knitted toboggan on a 90 degree day almost concealing the dreads. Usually a uncollared dog following too. We have that kinda dirt trash here too.
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The AP crosses through town in a few places arround here. One (very nice) restruant actually put up a sign demanding clenliness & disallowing luggage (backpacks) in the restruant. They still let the scootertrash in though.
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