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Assuming it's legit, Chris Malloy's hoverbike may be the raddest invention since those sneakers that light up.
First, it should be said that I'm not entirely convinced that this hoverbike isn't a hoax. I'm no aeronautics engineer so the concept of riding around on a couple of giant fans seems possible, but then again most of my concepts of reality are based on the films of the early 1990s.
Originally posted by hhcoreETA: Unless he gets it up to some altitude, turns it over and throttles it back to earth... that's plausible.
Originally posted by Sky watcher
reply to post by jude11
Oh come on dam it, Its people like you who ruin my dream of a Jetson mobile one day!!
I want one but that one isn't going that fast or that high without a turbine on the back.
Originally posted by MaskedDebater
I am not very smart but:
Originally posted by jude11
I still don't understand how people thing hover bikes or cars will ever work?
Think of the logistics. Millions of vehicles hovering all over a city with no guides or limitations. If that's all at the same height...never an option.
Different heights? Who decides? How do you go from one level to the other? How do you descend safely? And on and on...
Hover anything will never work in a city as private citizen transport. On a mass scale people mover scenario at airports and controlled air space...maybe.
Originally posted by Aggie Man
This reminds me of the "speeder bikes" in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
However, 170 mph & 10,000 ft. altitude....I'll believe it when I see it!
edit on 10-6-2011 by Aggie Man because: (no reason given)