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Gliderman8
03-19-2017, 08:24 PM
Very cool urban transportation.
Are you ready Paul?
https://www.cnn.com/2017/03/17/tech/ehang-passenger-drone-dubai/?iid=ob_homepage_showcase_pool-test

Boink
03-19-2017, 09:46 PM
You first. :p

PAUL161
03-20-2017, 08:20 AM
Bad enough with an on board pilot, beyond that, no thanks! This technology is great, but one thing people need to get in their heads is, if the engines/motors fail, you better be at parachute height as the glide ratio of one of these is about the same as a chrome crow bar! Below parachute height, better have the insurance paid up so the wife and kiddies can still survive. There is no autorotation training for these, no glide, just fall! After a few people are killed then the push to carry people will cool off. JMHO. PJ


The grave yards are full of people who said, "that would never happen to me"! :devilgrin:

NutmegCT
03-20-2017, 08:23 AM
and just wait 'til numbskulls start targeting the million dollar taxis with their $100 drones.

oy

Gliderman8
03-20-2017, 08:49 AM
I agree with everything you said Paul. Wonder if they can incorporate a BRS (Ballistic Recovery System) on the drone?

TRMark
03-20-2017, 09:31 AM
Last week my computer decided to get rid of my bookmarks and my ipad decided not to recognize some email addresses. If I want AS (Artificial Stupid) I will do it my self, I have the practice.