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Tandem-Duct Aerial Demonstrator

You want a damn hoverbike? Here`s your damn hoverbike.

submitted by: Matwix_2004
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Tandem-Duct Aerial Demonstrator. You want a damn hoverbike? Here`s your damn hoverbike.
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Hits: 5975 | Favorites: 1 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 2.7 | Category: Technology | Date: 08/22/2012
 
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Zeegrr60
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2037 Posts
Thursday, August 23, 2012 1:45:00 PM
Want....want now.....

wibble4321
Male, 30-39, Asia
 360 Posts
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 3:06:35 PM
Matwix_2004 - we cannot say that it is an inefficient helicopter as we don't know if the blades are generating lift.

Hovercraft operate with propellers forcing air through and down - causing an air cushion - the sheer mass and volume of air being moved is what causes the craft to `float`

Helicopters have rotors that generate lift through aerodynamic principles (speed of air moving over a curved surface generates a lower pressure - generates lift) They also are subject to ground effect at very low altitude however they fly because the rotors generate lift, not because they shift huge volumes of air downwards.

So - given the blades in this contraption are enclosed I doubt they are generating lift, they are operating on ground effect, which means it maximum altitude will be extremely limited.

TheGuySmiley
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1222 Posts
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 2:51:03 PM
that's pretty cool.

onoffonoffon
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2290 Posts
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 1:40:07 PM
Why don't the get someone like Ken Block or Travis P. to test it then we`ll really know how the project is coming along.

ozcybergod
Male, 40-49, Australia
 25 Posts
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 1:30:48 PM
I was thinki9ng how cool this would be, then it occured to me, damn that thing would be NOISY!

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