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Flying ball goes anywhere

Post by Kingfish » Oct 25 2011 2:29pm

MSNBC: Flying ball goes anywhere
A spherical flying machine that can take off and land just about anywhere, roll along walls and hover like a helicopter was recently unveiled by Japan's Ministry of Defense.

"We have a plane that can stand up vertically after flying horizontally. But the problem with that plane is take-off and landing are very difficult," the researcher explains. "As one idea to solve that problem, we thought of making the exterior round."
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Post by oatnet » Oct 25 2011 3:01pm

That is really cool!

One day, we may all be travelling on our balls. I know I wish I had a pair of them! I mean, I've made balls fly, but I couldn't get them to go everywhere I wanted them to, like these will. I wouldn't roll my balls across the floor like they did though.

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Post by itchynackers » Oct 25 2011 3:34pm

When can I get one at Wal-Mart for $19.99?
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Re: Flying ball goes anywhere

Post by oatnet » Oct 25 2011 4:21pm

itchynackers wrote:When can I get one at Wal-Mart for $19.99?
Those will be plastic, and break in a week. Spend a little more and get the brass model.
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