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posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 12:36 AM
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saw this on the gizmag web site (some good emerging technology articles on it
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if / when they finaly get this working it will be really cool




posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 01:33 AM
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i want myself one of those!



posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 03:01 AM
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Neat little hover bike lol



posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 04:04 AM
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wow..thats quite cool....wouldnt like to get caught out on it in a thunderstorm with some strong winds but its still neat.



posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 04:50 AM
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imagine a engine failure in thst thing!



posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 05:51 AM
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There have been many attempts at developing personal aviation. Most were not so successful
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Some videos of the Skycar in hover tests
www.firebox.com...



posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 10:33 AM
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I am guessing these guys are huge fans of JetMoto...
I am too though so on that note I hope they are successful.



posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 02:53 PM
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Where would that think get the power need to hover or fly for that matter?
I think personal flying bikes are still way off into the future.



posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 05:50 PM
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That is a very cool concept, but I don't think it'll fly (pretty punny, huh?).


There is no reason why the design itself won't work, VTOL aircraft use this principle. But I think it would require a small jet engine to produce the required thrust. This means:

A tremendous amount of fuel for any meaningful range.

The heat coming out of those nozzles would be extremely high and to move forward the nozzle would have to rotate so that the exhaust would blow right against the rider's leg. Ouch!!!



posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 06:35 PM
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LOL if normal street bikes weren't safe enough, someone wants a flying one ... imagine falling off of that at like 300 feet of the ground and at 100 miles an hour. No thanks I think ill stick to riding my bicycle.



posted on Apr, 26 2005 @ 01:57 AM
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safty issues not considered i would say it is a pretty nifty thing if they get it to work plus trafic jams wouldn't be an issue



posted on Apr, 26 2005 @ 11:39 PM
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i'd like one too



posted on Apr, 26 2005 @ 11:54 PM
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Very slick! I love the design! Yes I could see safety being a major hurdle to development of these, however whenever you fly in a helicopter or plane you are taking a risk, aswell. I would think a built-in parachute would be a good thing to have for both the pilot and the bike itself.

Oh and given the materials available today, I would think that a craft like this could be designed.




"The AirBike will employ an emergency ballistic parachute system. This safety feature will deploy from the tail section after the rider has left the craft and deployed his/her own parachute. The seat assembly will hinge forward to allow the shock cord, which will be attached above the craft's center of gravity, to suspend the AirBike in a level position until it reaches the surface."


Seems like they already took that idea into account! Hehe...


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[edit on 27-4-2005 by Sigma]



posted on May, 8 2005 @ 05:15 PM
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Even if it only goes a few dozen meters off the ground that still be cool as hell to ride.




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