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posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 06:15 AM
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I found this article on CBC News and found it quite interesting. I searched and only found something similar in Australia last year. Thought I would share.


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"Imagine personal flight as intuitive as riding a bike," reads the firm's website. "Or transporting a small fleet of first-responder craft in the belly of a passenger transport. Think of the advantages of patrolling borders without first constructing roads."


Link to CBC article

The link includes a video.

Imagine all that can be accomplished by this technology.

What are your thoughts ATS?

edit on 22-8-2012 by Teye22 because: (no reason given)




posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 06:37 AM
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seen this on yahoo, there could be many use's and improvements

one it should/could use plasma which would increase speed past 40mpg

if speeds get faster they would be good for law enforcement and they could even make a sport around it



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 06:45 AM
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wonder what the range is on it? could be great to have an all terrain wagon full of all your survival needs following you that you dont need to physically carry yourself meaning you can get out of a SHTF zone faster with more gear than just lugging it manually and cursing every bump in the terrain trying to drag a sled



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 06:47 AM
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I want one.

It will make it a lot easyer for me to get to back and forth to work on the forest moon of endor.



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 06:50 AM
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i think it can hover 15 feet and go to speeds of 40mph



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 06:54 AM
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So, you bump into something, fly off the seat, and land where? That's right, in the spinning blades.


Why not just make a smaller helicopter which is faster, safer, goes higher, instead of reinventing the wheel.

I can see this being useful for getting around large empty areas like deserts, but bring this thing to a populated area and people will go nuts with all the noise and dust everywhere.

It's the future, they promised me antigrav!!



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 07:03 AM
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Originally posted by ThePeopleParty
I want one.

It will make it a lot easyer for me to get to back and forth to work on the forest moon of endor.





classic dude..... classic



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 07:04 AM
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yes..

I want 2 actually ..

1 for da wife



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 07:05 AM
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dude ..

S&F for sure~!

this is awesomeness ~!



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 07:07 AM
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Originally posted by jaden_x
So, you bump into something, fly off the seat, and land where? That's right, in the spinning blades.


Why not just make a smaller helicopter which is faster, safer, goes higher, instead of reinventing the wheel.

I can see this being useful for getting around large empty areas like deserts, but bring this thing to a populated area and people will go nuts with all the noise and dust everywhere.

It's the future, they promised me antigrav!!


tail rotor goes bad.. or clips a tree.. DOH .. that right..

500ft to my death.. with spinning blades..

I'll stick with 10ft.. thx



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 07:16 AM
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I predict alot of people getting fatter then ussual and alot faster too if this comes on the market as a bike replacement! ;-)



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 07:24 AM
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Obviously there is a lot of room for improvements....A LOT!!!!!

There are likely many safety issues regarding flying debris and the rotating blades......and What happens if you get a bird in the head?
Must hurt like a b...

It will probably take many years for this thing to go from prototype to the market for the general public.

But I also would love to give it a go....there is a golf course 200 metres from my house. I could use it as a golf kart.....



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 07:30 AM
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kinda reminds me of a old project i had going a single seat hover seat, ran by a 40hp engine,

not hard to make, if i have time ill boot up my old pc and see if i can find the plans and videos



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 07:32 AM
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Can it be used as a lawn mower or seed spreader? Can it be used as a leaf blower? I would have a lot of problems selling the idea of this kind of purchase to the wife with a pricetag like that.



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 08:02 AM
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Put a mesh over it . . . problem solved.


 
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posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 08:11 AM
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Only 15 feet off the ground???

Solidifies my belief they will never offer mass produced consumer type air vehicles. Folks flying these would need some sort of "pilot's license".

They just cannot afford to have anyone flying these anywhere they want to go. This would be a perfect tool for a terrorist or someone looking to crash 1000 tons of TNT into a packed football stadium or something along those lines.

There is wayyyy too much risk involved in mass producing and improving operational capabilities of these types of exotic vehicles.



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 08:11 AM
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Like all hover projects its , to loud , to unstable , to big , to dangerous and produces so much down force of air it would knock anyone or anything over that was standing close to it.

A hover vehicle will never be used on normal roads or for every day transport.



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 08:22 AM
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You are right on that one!! It would be a huge risk if you look at it from that perspective.. I think we are decades if not centuries away from Back to the future kinda cars....if we ever do get those that is!



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 08:53 AM
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It looks like an expensive toy to me.



posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 09:24 AM
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Good effort in VTOL front .

I would of used Fanwing technology to achieve something similar .

I have built a VTOL Fanwing prototype in the past .

5 horse power Futuba engine , 6.35 mt wingspan , takeoff weight 120 kilograms only with 1200 rpm.

This particular prototype can be imporeved by replacing the propellers with mini jets .

Noise will be the biggest problem i suppose .





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