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One-man flying space hopper could become the 'air car' of the future
Daily Mail ^ | November 4 2011 | Emma Reynolds

Posted on 11/06/2011 5:28:18 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network

It might look like as space hopper surrounded by model helicopters, but the 16-rotor E-Volo is an entirely new kind of helicopter - which can hover motionless in the air without input from the pilot...

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2057423/Multicopter-1-man-flying-space-hopper-air-car-future.html#ixzz1cvmNCoK4

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: innovation
Alright.

Probably not real stable in a cross-wind, but that's darn innovative.

Very nice. Those guys are going to get rich.

1 posted on 11/06/2011 5:28:19 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Clever guys. I never would have considered that concept. I’m more like that guy back in the 70s who hooked up a bunch of helium balloons to his lawn chair. :-)

Be interesting to see what develops out of their idea.


2 posted on 11/06/2011 5:41:40 AM PST by DemforBush (Send lawers, guns, and money. Dad get me out of this!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

An OSHA nightmare. Can you imagine how fast that would get outlawed here?

That said, freaking brilliant! True ‘can-do’ ingenuity with no government intervention required. Looks like a lot of fun with serious potential!


3 posted on 11/06/2011 5:43:10 AM PST by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Always the one to ask a silly question. If you had to get off this thing fast it looks like you’d be sliced to ribbons!


4 posted on 11/06/2011 5:56:03 AM PST by Recon Dad ("The most important rule in a gunfight is: Always win and cheat if necessary.")
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Interesting.

One wrong move and that thing would turn into a giant Cuisinart. Can you imagine what a pile-up would look like? It is unique though.

5 posted on 11/06/2011 5:59:20 AM PST by Carbonsteel
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Very impressive!


6 posted on 11/06/2011 6:15:56 AM PST by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will have more quality executive experience than Barack Obama.)
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To: DemforBush

7 posted on 11/06/2011 6:18:13 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Great idea, and the future of travel will be in the air- BUT, it’s too bad technology is way ahead of biology. People can’t drive on the ground after -how many years- without crashing all over the landscape. Imagine incompetent, impaired people in the AIR too!
Scenario- marijuana is legalized and we have aircars! Stoned people above you daily! OY!
We have smart vehicles- now we need smart people!


8 posted on 11/06/2011 6:26:47 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: ClearBlueSky

You can’t stop in the air, either. When your car has a flat or runs out of gas or breaks the frammus valve, you coast to a stop beside the road. When the flying cuisinart backfires, you plummet hundreds of feet to your death.


9 posted on 11/06/2011 6:32:29 AM PST by eartrumpet
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Grandma's way is a lot safer...Photobucket
10 posted on 11/06/2011 6:35:45 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
since auto-rotation is out of the question, it will fall like a stone it the power goes out...
11 posted on 11/06/2011 6:35:51 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

It’s like being surrounded by 16 running cuisinarts without any safety shrouds! Holy minced onions Batman!


12 posted on 11/06/2011 6:40:50 AM PST by 6SJ7 (I'm an AmeriCain!)
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To: DemforBush
Clever guys. I never would have considered that concept.

Then I'm pretty sure you never considered sticking your hands in fans for fun, either.

13 posted on 11/06/2011 6:52:12 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Sure, what could possibly go wrong. He apparently didn’t listen to his mama when she told him not to stick his finger in the fan. Future headlines will be reading the crash didn’t kill him but the rotor blades did a Freddie Krueger on him.


14 posted on 11/06/2011 7:20:09 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: 6SJ7

Your mention of shrouds got me thinking.

How about using shrouds, and link them together? The linked shrouds would make up the framework for the motors.


15 posted on 11/06/2011 7:27:18 AM PST by Stalwart
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Haven’t they heard of ducted fans? Moller Skycar is a much more elegant solution.


16 posted on 11/06/2011 7:31:13 AM PST by Rinnwald
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To: Rinnwald
what is old is new again.
17 posted on 11/06/2011 7:35:14 AM PST by disclaimer
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Quadrocopter Ball Juggling, ETH Zurich
18 posted on 11/06/2011 7:38:16 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>®</sup>)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Same thing only gas-powered.

19 posted on 11/06/2011 7:41:27 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Hey! Looks like fun! Can I try?
20 posted on 11/06/2011 7:48:50 AM PST by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
"get rich"

And very broke as soon as the things start falling out of the sky and killing hundreds every week. The problem, probably unsolvable, is that gravity is not very charitable to people dropping from great heights. It doesn't have to be thousands of feet up in the air either. When the flying machine fails, there's no coasting to the side of the road.

21 posted on 11/06/2011 7:56:20 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Jack Hydrazine
...and a WWII version that was single rotor -

Now at the Pima Air Museum in Tucson.

http://www.pimaair.org/collection-detail.php?cid=220

22 posted on 11/06/2011 8:04:31 AM PST by az_gila
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

It’s like a scaled-up Hexacopter!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyYujjP5J-k

Probably GPS-stabalized in the same way to counter cross-winds.


23 posted on 11/06/2011 8:05:38 AM PST by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

LOL ... It almost looks like a giant alien being fired upon by a dozen helicopters, from some sci-fi movie ;)

24 posted on 11/06/2011 8:26:33 AM PST by mikrofon (Inventive BUMP)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Nothing says “Jestons” like hanging open in the air surrounded by spinning scythes.
25 posted on 11/06/2011 8:46:59 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Cool, a coal/nuclear powered helicopter.

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26 posted on 11/06/2011 8:48:57 AM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: mikrofon
Is it wrong that I can picture myself on that thing, armed with my trusty AK, flying around in the Zombie Apocalypse?

Just thought I'd ask.

27 posted on 11/06/2011 8:52:31 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I think it’s Rube Goldberg hokiness, battery-powered for the Snobby Elite and only flies for twenty minutes.


28 posted on 11/06/2011 9:30:04 AM PST by RoadTest (For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: DemforBush
Yeah, but he later committed suicide, but not by balloon.
29 posted on 11/06/2011 11:09:49 AM PST by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: SIDENET

How about over the Occupy rioters while lighting and dropping M-80s.

Preferably ones coated glue and with hex nuts.


30 posted on 11/06/2011 1:50:29 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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