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Electric Air Races

Post by Ralph in Socal » Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:51 pm

There is a very fine line between "Hobby" and Mental Illness.

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Post by hornhospital » Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:05 am

No airfoil, no visible design feature to achieve flight. I'd say it's a hoax. Notice it says they will be remotely controlled. With nothing close to it for a sense of reference, I wonder if it's actually an RC model, as in small. With enough thrust you can make a brick fly (witness the F4). [-(
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Re: Electric Air Races

Post by Jlc » Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:26 pm

hornhospital wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:05 am
No airfoil, no visible design feature to achieve flight. I'd say it's a hoax. Notice it says they will be remotely controlled. With nothing close to it for a sense of reference, I wonder if it's actually an RC model, as in small. With enough thrust you can make a brick fly (witness the F4). [-(
I think you're right. I remeber reading an article a while back bout soeone wanting to do somthimng similar with vr piloting. Looking aat it I can't see how the rotor as designed could generate enough lift off and thrust to carry aperson at any kind of speed. There aare heaavy lift drones such as the Griff 300 https://www.dronetechplanet.com/the-gri ... 500-pounds; but it's design is very different.
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Re: Electric Air Races

Post by Sbeaud » Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:11 am

Looks like they're trying to make a go of it.

https://airspeeder.com/

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Re: Electric Air Races

Post by hornhospital » Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:08 pm

After visiting their site it's obviously a sleek, futuristic drone. And judging from the propeller sizes, it's not very large. They claim it's a "manned" drone. I doubt you can fit an adult in it. Maybe latter versions....

I say more power to them! We are way past due for the flying cars we were promised in the 50s!
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