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    This looks like fun

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    Re: This looks like fun

    Wow!
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    Re: This looks like fun

    Interesting but I am skeptical. That looked like about a 20 second flight with the footage repeated several times. Also I didn't see enough batteries on board to put out that much power for that long. May just be me though.
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    Re: This looks like fun

    Quote Originally Posted by Bayless View Post
    Interesting but I am skeptical. That looked like about a 20 second flight with the footage repeated several times. Also I didn't see enough batteries on board to put out that much power for that long. May just be me though.

    Could be. I dunno.
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    Re: This looks like fun

    The YT description includes "Being able to move through the air so effortlessly without vibrations or noise - it just felt so great."

    Without noise?

    Anyway, looks promising - at least when the air is still. With eight spinning food processor blades and no prop cages or pilot protection ... could be a bit dicey. No pun intended! Does seem it must have unusually powerful - and small - batteries.


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    Re: This looks like fun

    Only thing I dispute about those units is, with no auto rotation abilities, as in a helicopter, a short in the electrical system or batteries dropping out, ( as lithium batteries do at times), it would glide like a chrome crowbar. I've done some crazy things in aircraft in my day, but to fly one of those things over 4 foot above the ground would not be one of them. Sorry.

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    Re: This looks like fun

    I'm thinking if one of those eight motors fails, it might become unstable.
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    Re: This looks like fun

    Quote Originally Posted by PAUL161 View Post
    Only thing I dispute about those units is, with no auto rotation abilities, as in a helicopter, a short in the electrical system or batteries dropping out, ( as lithium batteries do at times), it would glide like a chrome crowbar. I've done some crazy things in aircraft in my day, but to fly one of those things over 4 foot above the ground would not be one of them. Sorry.
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    Re: This looks like fun

    Extension cord? Might limit range a bit
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    Re: This looks like fun

    It looked like so much fun but then reality began to rear it's ugly head.

    One of the oldest gliders I have flown with much less to go wrong.
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    I have never flown in a rotary wing aircraft but I do know someone who owes his life to auto-rotation. Said it was a very hard landing but he could walk away. He was ferrying a helicopter across London when the engine decided to stop running. Turned it into a 4 man parachute.

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    Re: This looks like fun

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidApp View Post
    It looked like so much fun but then reality began to rear it's ugly head.

    One of the oldest gliders I have flown with much less to go wrong.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slingsby_Kirby_Gull

    I have never flown in a rotary wing aircraft but I do know someone who owes his life to auto-rotation. Said it was a very hard landing but he could walk away. He was ferrying a helicopter across London when the engine decided to stop running. Turned it into a 4 man parachute.

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    Logged enough hours as baggage in rotor-wing craft to KNOW I've reached my limit. No sense in pushin' my luck.
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    Re: This looks like fun

    I'm perfectly happy with my vicarious thrills (with a DJI):

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