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Title: person riding on a giant quadrotor
Post by: Admin on November 01, 2011, 11:53:37 PM
I would have probably put protective rings around the blades, just in case it crashed . . . and I'd probably wear a visor, just in case a blade found my face . . . but still this is pretty amazing :D

World's first manned flight with an electric multicopter (HD 720p) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L75ESD9PBOw#ws)
Title: Re: person riding on a giant quadrotor
Post by: dunk on November 03, 2011, 03:04:04 PM
that's pretty cool.
did you see this guy's approach to the same problem?
http://boingboing.net/2011/09/21/china-gentleman-builds-homemade-flying-contraption-powered-by-eight-motorcycle-engines.html (http://boingboing.net/2011/09/21/china-gentleman-builds-homemade-flying-contraption-powered-by-eight-motorcycle-engines.html)

dunk.
Title: Re: person riding on a giant quadrotor
Post by: 82robots on November 03, 2011, 07:14:50 PM
super fun! where can i fly that?
Title: Re: person riding on a giant quadrotor
Post by: Admin on November 03, 2011, 10:57:58 PM
did you see this guy's approach to the same problem?
http://boingboing.net/2011/09/21/china-gentleman-builds-homemade-flying-contraption-powered-by-eight-motorcycle-engines.html (http://boingboing.net/2011/09/21/china-gentleman-builds-homemade-flying-contraption-powered-by-eight-motorcycle-engines.html)
Any video of that? It looks like suicide if anything goes wrong . . .
Title: Re: person riding on a giant quadrotor
Post by: dunk on November 04, 2011, 01:25:15 PM
i did see video of a tethered flight test. can't seem to find it now.
it was exactly as noisy as you would expect 8 single cylinder 2 stroke motorcycle engines to be...

although it looked more stable than i was expecting, he is a long way off untethered flight.


dunk.
Title: Re: person riding on a giant quadrotor
Post by: dunk on November 04, 2011, 01:28:45 PM
found it:
[強國]實拍武漢農民UFO試飛現場 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dQr_CKR7Vw#ws)
Title: Re: person riding on a giant quadrotor
Post by: Admin on November 04, 2011, 09:19:36 PM
He might actually be able to pull that off if he put the seat below - not above - the rotating death blades. He's top heavy and has no control systems to stay balanced.

(My bike is a 4-cylinder and at full throttle it's really loud . . . I can't imagine eight 2-cylinders!!!) :o
Title: Re: person riding on a giant quadrotor
Post by: Canabots on November 05, 2011, 09:40:00 AM
I would have probably put protective rings around the blades, just in case it crashed . . . and I'd probably wear a visor, just in case a blade found my face . . . but still this is pretty amazing :D

Haha, I'd have to agree with those safety points. Actually, that looks awesome. Where can I get one with protective rings? and a cage around the seat?