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Old 02-17-2017, 07:58 AM   #1
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World's first fully-manned hoverbike

Take my money now!

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which spinning wheel of death are you going to dive into when you need to dump the bike?
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it needs the AI computer vision that is enabled and available in so many consumer pocket drones.
the ability to hover in one spot would greatly increase the safety on that thing!
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This is a proto-type. The production bike will have the fans fully enclosed. We can thank the drone technology for this creation.


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which spinning wheel of death are you going to dive into when you need to dump the bike?
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Range of what, 500 ft or so?

Operator looked like it took all of his concentration.

Cool but years away.
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and will still likely never be allowed in the public due to FAA restrictions, and whatever else.
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Good luck buying insurance for that death trap.
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Range of what, 500 ft or so?

Operator looked like it took all of his concentration.

Cool but years away.
needs a few cameras and "the AI machine seeing" software to make it hover in one place...
take it straight from the consumer drones.
set hover distances, make it fly level without the need for a person, then just add throttle
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needs a few cameras and "the AI machine seeing" software to make it hover in one place...
take it straight from the consumer drones.
set hover distances, make it fly level without the need for a person, then just add throttle
I wonder how well that software works with a shifting load like a human. I guess I am thinking if it were that easy it'd already be integrated.
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I didnt have audio and we dont know enough about the hover bike
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which spinning wheel of death are you going to dive into when you need to dump the bike?
That's what I was wondering
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Electric motor control loops are blazing fast, much faster than human reaction times. I would be most worried about wind.
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I wouldn't exactly call is a hover bike since it doesn't seem to hover. It's more like a helicopter. pretty neat either way.
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It's not really a bike either.
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Oh, so NOW stuff from Russia is GOOD???
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Oh, so NOW stuff from Russia is GOOD???
All the best stuff comes from Russia.
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wonder who they got to test the partially-manned model
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This is a proto-type. The production bike will have the fans fully enclosed. We can thank the drone technology for this creation.
First, this is very cool.

But the big problem is going to be enclosing the blades in a safe enough manner but still allow the necessary air flow. There's going to have to be some kind of mesh small enough to keep body parts out of the blades, but large enough for the airflow you need. Or, you have to enclose the rider in some kind of egg, which is probably the better choice.

For us regular folks, this dies on the alter of FAA regulations. But might have an interesting military application.......
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Oh, so NOW stuff from Russia is GOOD???
Russian parts, American parts, all made in Taiwan!

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