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Forget Flying Cars Flying Bikes Are Go

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posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 11:04 AM
reply to post by sprocket2cog

Yes, I agree, sprocket. My comment was solely based on an unlikely chance of hoverbikes open for flying without a license. That would suck. Reason why so many accidents and deaths happen with cars is because so many people use them.
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posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 11:14 AM
You know. If I was the FAA I would take a really hard look at this thing.
You would have to have some serious training on this thing.
Hours of simulator training in order to learn how to fly it.

From the looks of it there is no steering or anything.
how does it turn?

To me it looks fairly dangerous for the inexperienced. Almost fatal.

posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 11:18 AM
reply to post by guppy

Yep, but do you think if they go mainstream that the governments wouldnt take the time to make sure we had to pay licence and duty and tax on them ? that would be unheard of lol
But the reasom so many die in cars, is idiots driving

millions fly everyday in more complicated machines and dont die because most pilots arnt stupid..
i did say most

but i know the first time someone who thinks they are unsafe etc sees one overhead at 100mph shoot past
a small part wll be screaming, i wish that was me

posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 11:21 AM
reply to post by grey580

have you even read the thread or the source link on the specs
i covered the control earlier when it was asked

its got full control via the handle bar set up..
yaw pitch and roll
here it is again just for you

How do you control the Hoverbike?
To lift off into a hover, one needs to increase the thrust via a throttle grip with the right hand - exactly the same as the throttle on a motorbike
To fly forward a combination involving an increase in thrust and the deflection of air from the front control vanes (twisting the left handle grip) will tilt the total thrust vector forward resulting in an acceleration forwards (twist back to go backwards)
To to make the bike roll (turn) left and right, all one needs to do is push the handle bars down on the side you wish to turn (handle bars work just like a bicycle, but with an extra axis so that they rotate up and down a little) - you could lean in the appropriate direction just like a motorbike, but this is proving to be not as sensitive as one would expect or like.
Yaw (nose left or right) is via control vanes front and rear and actuated by turning the handle bars - just like a bike

as for dangerous for the inexperienced, you mean just like a sports bike, and we ride them every day.
of course you will need training.. but thats the same with any flying device, from a chute to glider.

but feel free to knock it

flying isnt for everyone.
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posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 11:31 AM
From the official site, videos section:

We did hope to film the last test flight un-tethered, but unfortunately we needed to rebuild the propeller gearboxes due to unforeseen localized stress on a section of the mounting points. A quick design fix – but one that takes time and money to be re-manufactured and re-assembled.

It's a brave man indeed who take this thing on its first real flight test.

posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 01:33 PM
That things bad ass....

I would fly it.

Not at no thousand feet though.

I'd take it about 30-40 ft above a lake.

If it did fail well you technically still could die,
but odds are if you got a life vest on you would be fine.

Now i don't think i would take it over land i personally
would just not feel safe.

If this guy wants to fly it 1,000 feet. over land,
(as long as there are not any planes around,
you might have to check it into a local airport or something)
let him he's got some balls.

No one can deny it ain't neat.

posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 06:13 PM
reply to post by hillynilly

It falls into the same class as an ultralight,
so he cant fly it near other commercial planes,
The rues for classes of vehicles like there are very clear.
So the same rules that apply to a paraglider would apply.
no flight over populated areas for example, no flight at the same height commercial planes fly.
and if your just going to do 30 feet off a lake
you dont need a hover bike
just get one of these..

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posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 06:43 PM
I was trying to find a good trailer for the 2005 movie "The Island" but I could not...In that movie they had a wonderful transformer like Motorcycle that I've been dreaming of ever since. I have some questions about how this would work in heavy rain or snow but other than that I'm pretty excited to see mankind moving forward a lil...even if only a smidge.

Also I wonder if governments would allow people to actually fly these things say over a highway

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