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New thing for the FAA to be concerned about.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by MapMaker53, May 14, 2015.

  1. MapMaker53

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    The FAA is concerned about my drone? Wait 'til we're all flying around like Iron Man a few decades from now.



    10-minute flight time
    They steer with their body movement
    Kerosene fuel
    Wing fully fueled is 120 lbs
    Parachute landing with wing attached to back
     
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  2. IflyinWY

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    ****... :eek::eek:

    Sphincter factor = 11
     
  3. jason

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    How can sit there and talk about a sphincter factor of 11 when last you crapped in your pants and the night before you peed yourself. Man you've got problems.
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  4. dirkclod

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    blank stare.png Ahaaa Jason , We do try and not talk about others in here o_O
     
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    They appear to be able to climb, so in theory, there shouldn't be a need for a parachute landing except in a failure - they should be able to come in low and basically "flare" to remove any downward momentum, then drop. It would take some serious balls to test that theory, and I won't be the one doing the test, but it would seem to be possible in theory.
     
  6. MapMaker53

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    That would depend on how maneuverable it is at slow speed. Seems slight body movement at full speed allows one to do the aerobatics and turns, but it might be impossible to flare up at the last second at very slow speed for a landing without controllable ailerons on the wing. Here's some additional info.

     
  7. RedHotPoker

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    Oh wait, is that a GoPro? Hahaha

    Seen that GoPro fellow on Shark Tank...
    He's pretty wise...

    Not really into carrying a fuel cell upon my back, but I am curious.
    I wonder how many miles, as the crow flies, they get to the gallon? ;-)

    RedHotPoker