Elephant in the room - Quadcopters...

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Re: Elephant in the room - Quadcopters...

Post by LockH » Feb 08, 2017 9:48 am

^^ Hehe... Pretty sure for a flying thingee yer gonna need three blades min. ie for stability. Looking for updates from Collin... from his hospital bed. (You know, if he can still speak, I mean.)
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Re: Elephant in the room - Quadcopters...

Post by TheBeastie » Feb 24, 2017 4:55 am

A quadcopters last line of defense against tigers, a lithium battery pack.
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Re: Elephant in the room - Quadcopters...

Post by LockH » Feb 25, 2017 6:09 am

^^ Hehe... Stay tuned. Russian quadcopter Scorpion-3 from Hoversurf takes on krew of Siberian tigers...
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Re: Elephant in the room - Quadcopters...

Post by whatever » Feb 26, 2017 8:02 am

looks like a leg chopper, it would be amazing to see someone riding such device to its potential, somehow I think safety concerns will not allow it to market wide market, but great to see it developing.

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Re: Elephant in the room - Quadcopters...

Post by rborger73 » Feb 26, 2017 9:28 am

LockH wrote:^^ Hehe... Stay tuned. Russian quadcopter Scorpion-3 from Hoversurf takes on krew of Siberian tigers...

Seems odd they wouldn't get screening to cover the blades. That was the only big danger of the testing. These are inevitable in consumer form. 3 years is my guess for the first to market.

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Re: Elephant in the room - Quadcopters...

Post by LockH » Mar 18, 2017 9:56 am

Someone shot down a $200 drone with a $3M Patriot missile
(""That quadcopter that cost 200 bucks from Amazon.com did not stand a chance against a Patriot," said US Army General David Perkins."):
https://www.cnet.com/news/someone-shot- ... ot-missile

(General starts in re "quadcopters" about 14 mins. in...)


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Re: Elephant in the room - Quadcopters...

Post by LockH » Oct 14, 2017 9:23 pm

Dubai Police unveil flying bike, robotic vehicles
("Battery-operated ‘Hoversurf’ can be used for responding to emergency situations"):
http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/crime/duba ... -1.2102433

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“It works on electricity and can fly at five metres height and carry a policeman during emergency situations and heavy traffic. The bike can also fly without a passenger and and can go up to 6 kilometres. It can fly for 25 minutes and can carry up to 300 kg of weight at a speed of 70km/h,” First Sergeant Ali Ahmad Mohammad from the VIP Security Department in Dubai Police told Gulf News.


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Re: Elephant in the room - Quadcopters...

Post by amberwolf » Oct 22, 2017 7:58 pm

And you don't even need Speed Racer to extend his sawblades out to chop up the one you're pursuing. ;)

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