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Old 06-13-2011, 07:43 PM   #21
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So how do you go forward? or any direction for that mattter?

Even helicpoters have jet engines to propel themselves forward.....plus the main rotor to give them lift


all I see here are the main rotor(s)
WHERE ARE THE PHUKIN JETZ!?!?
Not all helos have jets. Some use the the rotors to and tilt to move forward. Helos are much more complicated than a plane in my opinion. It also may rely on the rider to position themselves correctly.
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:46 PM   #22
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it weighs 600 pounds, delivers 650 pounds of thrust.....how does it get off the ground if you (rider) weigh over 50 pounds?

I was thinking the same thing...
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That is equation is oranges to apples 3700X2 to provide forward motion to move air over an airfoil to produce lift is completely different than say the weight to thrust of a harrier that lifts vertically.
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:47 PM   #24
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So how do you go forward? or any direction for that mattter?

Even helicpoters have jet engines to propel themselves forward.....plus the main rotor to give them lift


all I see here are the main rotor(s)
WHERE ARE THE PHUKIN JETZ!?!?
What?????
Come on....
You gotta think....
It's just that.....

Nope Nothing
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:49 PM   #25
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What?????
Come on....
You gotta think....
It's just that.....

Nope Nothing
I'm no rocket brain scientist or anything but I know helicopters use Jet Turbine engines to power the rotors that "pitch" to provide forward motion. Not to propel them forward. Go to walmart and for 29.99 all this can be explained to a point.
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So.. How does it stop.. and how does it go forward.. and not just UP, flip over.. then crash..

I mean.. pitch and helo rotors are one thing... but those are tiny.. and fixed in a circle.. Doesnt look like they can move
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I'm not saying that it will "fly" but it will hover. LOL then of course it will flip over decapitate the rider and buzz out of control untill the machine self destructs in a crowded park sending carbon fiber shrapnel in every direction. Small setbacks in a name of discovery IMO.
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:24 PM   #28
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So.. How does it stop.. and how does it go forward.. and not just UP, flip over.. then crash..

I mean.. pitch and helo rotors are one thing... but those are tiny.. and fixed in a circle.. Doesnt look like they can move
I'd guess, one fan would rotate slightly slower than another... in effect working similar to a helo for forward/rear movement. Imagine tricky as heck to try to 'ride'.
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yea it says "hover bike" not "hover, move forward, backward or go anywhere for that matter bike" but it will go up and down it seems up to 10,000 feet and in that order.
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yea it says "hover bike" not "hover, move forward, backward or go anywhere for that matter bike" but it will go up and down it seems up to 10,000 feet and in that order.
Is that 10,000 feet at once or 10,000 take offs tethered 1 foot off the ground LOL
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Via the FAQ section:
How do you control the Hoverbike?

To lift off into a hover, one needs to increase the thrust via a throttle grip with the right hand - exactly the same as the throttle on a motorbike
To fly forward a combination involving an increase in thrust and the deflection of air from the front control vanes (twisting the left handle grip) will tilt the total thrust vector forward resulting in an acceleration forwards (twist back to go backwards)
To to make the bike roll (turn) left and right, all one needs to do is push the handle bars down on the side you wish to turn (handle bars work just like a bicycle, but with an extra axis so that they rotate up and down a little) - you could lean in the appropriate direction just like a motorbike, but this is proving to be not as sensitive as one would expect or like.
Yaw (nose left or right) is via control vanes front and rear and actuated by turning the handle bars - just like a bike
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How do you control the Hoverbike?

To lift off into a hover, one needs to increase the thrust via a throttle grip with the right hand - exactly the same as the throttle on a motorbike
To fly forward a combination involving an increase in thrust and the deflection of air from the front control vanes (twisting the left handle grip) will tilt the total thrust vector forward resulting in an acceleration forwards (twist back to go backwards)
To to make the bike roll (turn) left and right, all one needs to do is push the handle bars down on the side you wish to turn (handle bars work just like a bicycle, but with an extra axis so that they rotate up and down a little) - you could lean in the appropriate direction just like a motorbike, but this is proving to be not as sensitive as one would expect or like.
Yaw (nose left or right) is via control vanes front and rear and actuated by turning the handle bars - just like a bike

So what you saying is.... anyone with decent motor skills and riding capability would make it at least 50ft before "it will flip over decapitate the rider and buzz out of control untill the machine self destructs in a crowded park sending carbon fiber shrapnel in every direction."
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So how do you go forward? or any direction for that mattter?

Even helicpoters have jet engines to propel themselves forward.....plus the main rotor to give them lift


all I see here are the main rotor(s)
WHERE ARE THE PHUKIN JETZ!?!?
Actually, the jet doesn't provide forward thrust, you tilt the main rotor and incline the entire chopper to get forward motion.. or side or rear.

The Bocall is about the only one I know of with a fixed mast...
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He nailed the take-off, but when he landed, something terrible happened. His front tire exploded like a cannonball, and his handle bars went straight through his head. Blood was everywhere. His teeth were ground down to a powder, and the front of his face exploded out the back of his skull. He died instantly... the next day.
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