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      06-09-2011, 05:34 PM   #1
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bmw twin-rotor hoverbike

i fucking want one

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"Malloy claims that the Hoverbike’s thrust to weight ratio should enable it to elevate to 10,000 feet and reach a speed of 173 mph"

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Hahaha, definitely one of the most ridiculous real life things I've seen in a while. Looks quite unfomfortable to sit on, though.
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And its only $40k. Thats a freaking steal compared to some electric bikes.
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Guys, notice it is strapped to the ground, why, because these things are extremely unstable.

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Guys, notice it is strapped to the ground, why because these things are extremely unstable.
There should be more men like this. World would be a better place.
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Guys, notice it is strapped to the ground, why, because these things are extremely unstable.

Thats how every chopper or any vehicle that takes off vertically, has been tested since the 1940's.
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Thats how every chopper or any vehicle that takes off vertically, has been tested since the 1940's.
all those other setups have the majority of the weight hanging under the rotors. this guy and most of the rest of the chassis is sitting above the plane of the prop, ie COG fail; it'll have a tendency to roll until the heaviest point is at the bottom, in this case upside down.

the machine would work much better if he mounted the fans 12"-24" higher, or that and to his sides.
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I'll trust it when I see a video of some dude driving it 'casually' down the road.

Until this, I'm with Maestro as fan driven flying machines are unstable without massive computer power behind them. And 173 MPH on something with no aerodynamic control surfaces? That just sounds scary, like riding on a rocket. I also don't see any real landing assembly to absorb the impact, so I would guess it's just a concept.


Still, if it works... looks pretty damn cool.
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all those other setups have the majority of the weight hanging under the rotors. this guy and most of the rest of the chassis is sitting above the plane of the prop, ie COG fail; it'll have a tendency to roll until the heaviest point is at the bottom, in this case upside down.

the machine would work much better if he mounted the fans 12"-24" higher, or that and to his sides.

Im sure he has good reasons for his design. His design is based on low wing design. You thinking of a high wing design. But low wing gives you much better control in a flying object.
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I would not get on that unless I have a quick activating parachute or a fucking jet pack on my back as a failsafe that can be triggered and activated within .04 seconds. Otherwise, ill stick to the ground One tailwind and your fucking done. No thanks, even if its BMW powered, its not designed by BMW. I will NOT fuck with this.
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