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Did I Mention They Have Developed A Flying Bicycle?
06-15-2013, 01:04 PM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Read about it here: http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/83211

The bicycle is a prototype.

The companies working on the project envision a 50 minute fly time and speeds of about 30 miles per hour.

I want one!

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06-15-2013, 02:05 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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That's pretty cool. hi5.gif

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06-15-2013, 02:07 PM #3
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It's motorized!

That doesn't count! The guy isn't even peddling!!

bet there was just enough fuel capacity to make the video!
06-15-2013, 02:30 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Maybe so. It's great conceptually but needs more work. How about a dynamo that recharges the blades through pedal power. So much more could be done here, they have yet to tap into the power of the bike itself.

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06-15-2013, 02:50 PM #5
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Batteries?

the weight in batteries to realistically power that thing would be too heavy to lift it... you would have to ditch the rider.

Novelty toy only on your own property where you could cruise around over fields and ponds.

Way too noisy too and control seems sketchy at best... and giving that there is no wind.

What is needed is gyro lifters which converts rotational kinetic energy into lift ...a relatively simple device with the right efficient design could do the job with out all the noise and wind and would probably offer more stability and might be doable with peddle power with the right gearing to get things spun up first.
06-15-2013, 04:02 PM #6
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I don't see alot of protection for the rider. What if something messed up the blades? The rider would be ejected or crash upsidedown. damned.gif
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06-15-2013, 05:09 PM #7
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Designed by Technodat, Evektor, and Duratec, the flying bicycle weighs a little more than 187 lbs and limits its takeoff weight to about 350 lbs, according to a report from Polish bicycle news site Biketrendy. The report claims the bicycle, which is still just a prototype, is capable of staying in the air for about six minutes, although the companies working on the project hope to extend that to 50 minutes and top speeds of about 30 miles per hour. Currently, the fans propelling the bicycle are powered by a 50Ah battery.

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I guess I should read first... but still realistically how are they gonna get flying time up without adding a ton of batter weight? ...and it's too heavy to just ride normal and peddling in flight I can't imagine providing much juice to extend it much ...it's not much different then the jet pack concept ...sure they can get it to work but not long enough for any kind of practical use.

I still think gyro lifters are the way to go.
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06-15-2013, 07:57 PM #8
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(06-15-2013, 01:04 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla...tylFugOT_4

Read about it here: http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/83211

The bicycle is a prototype.

The companies working on the project envision a 50 minute fly time and speeds of about 30 miles per hour.

I want one!


Totally impractical.

But cool.
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06-15-2013, 10:09 PM #9
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This is what I've wanted since I first saw something similar on TV as a kid.

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06-15-2013, 10:18 PM #10
Octo Mother Superior
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lol.gif I didn't know about those. I can understand why you wanted one.
06-15-2013, 10:22 PM #11
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Incredible! I'll take one, what a blast.

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06-16-2013, 12:48 AM #12
Kreeper Griobhtha
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JR, how the hell are ya gonna get away from the flying Mormons?


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06-16-2013, 01:38 PM #13
Octo Mother Superior
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On a jet bike... lmao.gif

06-16-2013, 04:27 PM #14
Kreeper Griobhtha
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rofl.gif

What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice
06-16-2013, 04:34 PM #15
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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rofl.gif Even Joseph Smith cant touch me on that.

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