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Offline Toonces

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Re: WANT!
« Reply #1260 on: October 24, 2021, 07:41:28 PM »
Alright, I'm calling it:

Jarhead is going to be the first Groghead to get one.

Over/under is within 30 days of release.

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Re: WANT!
« Reply #1261 on: October 24, 2021, 07:42:18 PM »
(A more realistic over/under would be within 30 seconds of release if it was actually going to be available for purchase).

$92k USD and taking orders for delivery in 2023.  But human weight limit is 210lbs.  You might have to go on nutra-system, Jarhead.   :-"
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Re: WANT!
« Reply #1262 on: October 25, 2021, 07:44:57 AM »
They really should have designed the rotors with a shroud or housing.  That is a lawsuit waiting to happen if that ever makes it to public release.   :hide:

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Re: WANT!
« Reply #1263 on: October 25, 2021, 07:49:57 AM »
(A more realistic over/under would be within 30 seconds of release if it was actually going to be available for purchase).

$92k USD and taking orders for delivery in 2023.  But human weight limit is 210lbs.  You might have to go on nutra-system, Jarhead.   :-"

1. I priced this out long ago and its out of my recreational budget.

2. I'm on nutrisystem.

3. I will never weigh less than 210, so this vehicle in its current configuration is not a good fit for me.
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Re: WANT!
« Reply #1264 on: October 25, 2021, 07:54:15 AM »
They really should have designed the rotors with a shroud or housing.  That is a lawsuit waiting to happen if that ever makes it to public release.   :hide:

Helicopters and piston aircraft don't have shrouds, nor do rotary-based drones of any size. Any type of housing could adversely impact lift or functionality.  Perhaps a simple frame or bumper to create distance around the rotors, but the only way to ensure safety is to operate and pilot appropriately and safely. I doubt these will ever be common modes of transportation at any time in the near future, and if that appears to be changing, they will become heavily regulated, just as is now happening with drones for commercial and hobby operations.
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Re: WANT!
« Reply #1265 on: October 25, 2021, 08:53:46 AM »
Helicopters and piston aircraft don't have shrouds, nor do rotary-based drones of any size. Any type of housing could adversely impact lift or functionality.  Perhaps a simple frame or bumper to create distance around the rotors, but the only way to ensure safety is to operate and pilot appropriately and safely. I doubt these will ever be common modes of transportation at any time in the near future, and if that appears to be changing, they will become heavily regulated, just as is now happening with drones for commercial and hobby operations.

Not an entirely accurate portrayal.  There are a number of helicopters with tail rotor shrouds (though, granted, they are more designed to protect the rotor rather than protecting an idiot from walking into it), and the main rotor is generally above head height in normal operation.  There are also numerous models of recreational drones with full or partial shrouds.  Piston aircraft are also generally operated from much more controlled environments than which this would appear to be designed.  It would just seem that eight rotors of that size all at human height on four corners presents new levels of human-ginsu potential.  :DD

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Re: WANT!
« Reply #1266 on: October 25, 2021, 09:24:00 AM »
Helicopters and piston aircraft don't have shrouds, nor do rotary-based drones of any size. Any type of housing could adversely impact lift or functionality.  Perhaps a simple frame or bumper to create distance around the rotors, but the only way to ensure safety is to operate and pilot appropriately and safely. I doubt these will ever be common modes of transportation at any time in the near future, and if that appears to be changing, they will become heavily regulated, just as is now happening with drones for commercial and hobby operations.

Not an entirely accurate portrayal.  There are a number of helicopters with tail rotor shrouds (though, granted, they are more designed to protect the rotor rather than protecting an idiot from walking into it), and the main rotor is generally above head height in normal operation.  There are also numerous models of recreational drones with full or partial shrouds.  Piston aircraft are also generally operated from much more controlled environments than which this would appear to be designed.  It would just seem that eight rotors of that size all at human height on four corners presents new levels of human-ginsu potential.  :DD

Good point about some models of tail rotors...but yes, those are intended to protect the rotor, not idiots.

I agree that these will be used in non-traditional operational environments and will therefore need certain modifications that more traditional aircraft do not have. However, these are a novelty and will not be common place. Until they are truly developed for mass use, I don't expect that much more in the way of rotor protection will be a priority.
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Re: WANT!
« Reply #1267 on: October 28, 2021, 02:10:38 PM »
So what's their market? The idle rich?

They'd be able to sell it to me if it had a 500 pound lift capacity and a 200kM range, otherwise it's just an expensive toy
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Re: WANT!
« Reply #1268 on: November 10, 2021, 11:56:05 AM »
So what's their market? The idle rich?

They'd be able to sell it to me if it had a 500 pound lift capacity and a 200kM range, otherwise it's just an expensive toy

You mean like going to space?

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Re: WANT!
« Reply #1269 on: November 11, 2021, 04:28:28 AM »
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