Who wants a flying exercise ball?

Discussion in 'OFF-Topic / Misc.' started by beaupower32, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. beaupower32

    beaupower32 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    Messages:
    1,840
    Likes Received:
    41
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Lancaster, California
  2. evangilder

    evangilder "Shooter"
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,419
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Network Engineer/Photographer
    Location:
    Moorpark, CA
    Home Page:
  3. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    25,141
    Likes Received:
    960
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Calgary
    I wouldn't want to take that any higher than I'd be prepared to fall.
     
  4. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,646
    Likes Received:
    1,416
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    I wouldn't want to take that any higher than the shortest grass !!
     
  5. Lucky13

    Lucky13 Forum Mascot

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    36,726
    Likes Received:
    1,062
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Nightshift picker
    Location:
    A Swede living in Glasgow, Scotland
    Home Page:
    Wouldn't take that any higher, than as high as I can go by fart power! :shock:
     
  6. RabidAlien

    RabidAlien Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Messages:
    6,592
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    IT
    Location:
    Hurst, Texas
    Wussies. That looks awesome! Its just a matter of engineering, making sure the combined lift of the rotors exceeds the total mass of structure/pilot. Oh, and making sure your batteries are all charged and gas is topped off. Nothing different than hopping into a real helicopter, except with this one, you have the option to eject straight up. Kinda hard in a conventional heli.
     
  7. Marcel

    Marcel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Messages:
    6,976
    Likes Received:
    570
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Bioinformatician
    Location:
    Dordrecht
    Sure I wod try ot if I could. Looks like fun.
     
  8. tyrodtom

    tyrodtom Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    Messages:
    2,480
    Likes Received:
    108
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    auto body repair
    Location:
    pound va
    At least in a helicopter you can autorotate if you lose power, I wonder if you can with this?
     
  9. GrauGeist

    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,185
    Likes Received:
    2,027
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Public Safety Automotive Technician
    Location:
    Redding, California
    Home Page:
    Just think of all those sharp little rotors whizzing around if you crash that thing...
     
  10. B-17engineer

    B-17engineer Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2007
    Messages:
    14,953
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    model builder
    Location:
    Revis Island.
    Wonder what weight limit is :shock:
     
  11. mikewint

    mikewint Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010
    Messages:
    5,681
    Likes Received:
    430
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired and living on the dole
    Location:
    Lakeview, AR
    Doesn't seem any more daugerous than an ultra-light. They say that up to 4 motors can fail and still land OK. Would bet they'd have to be evenly distributed though. Also states that each motor is 2kW so 28kW altogether and 746W are 1hp so 37.5hp all together. quite a bit of power. Using batteries is going to limit time in the air though
     
  12. Marcel

    Marcel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Messages:
    6,976
    Likes Received:
    570
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Bioinformatician
    Location:
    Dordrecht
    It's 80kg
     
  13. Aaron Brooks Wolters

    Aaron Brooks Wolters Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    15,719
    Likes Received:
    339
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Auto Restoration
    Location:
    Abingdon, VA.
    T.........A.........R..........G.........E.........T P.........R.........A.........C.........T.........I.........C..........E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:rightfighter6:
     
  14. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    41,730
    Likes Received:
    517
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    Looks pretty cool! Not sure I'd go up in it though...
     
  15. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    24,064
    Likes Received:
    655
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Korporate Kontrolleur
    Location:
    South Carolina
    Heck, I'll try anything once!
     
  16. Aaron Brooks Wolters

    Aaron Brooks Wolters Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    15,719
    Likes Received:
    339
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Auto Restoration
    Location:
    Abingdon, VA.
    That may be all you get David.:lol:
     
  17. GrauGeist

    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,185
    Likes Received:
    2,027
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Public Safety Automotive Technician
    Location:
    Redding, California
    Home Page:
    Yep...and when the ground rushes to meet him, he gets the "Ginsu treatment" with all those dang blades shooting all over the place...lmao
     
  18. mikewint

    mikewint Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010
    Messages:
    5,681
    Likes Received:
    430
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired and living on the dole
    Location:
    Lakeview, AR
    Ridden 2 Hueys into the ground in my younger days, those big composite blades and the tail blade do a lot more: autorotate yea right
     
  19. bobbysocks

    bobbysocks Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2010
    Messages:
    3,809
    Likes Received:
    181
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    #19 bobbysocks, Nov 6, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2011
    thats an oversized and manned version of this

    http://www.flugauge.de/

    i'll pass...i perfer something with a glide ratio if the engine craps out. some of the nier ultralights and LSA ac you can perform a forced landing without problems. the guy has a lot of balls tho..i will give him that.
     
Loading...

Share This Page