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helluvawreck

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09-14-2015 08:42 PM

Topic tags/keywords: flying machine space invader flying nutcase

http://mentalfloss.com/article/68459/worlds-first-pentacontakaitetracopter-takes-flight

World’s First Pentacontakaitetracopter ;-|

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau


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#1 posted 09-14-2015 09:10 PM

First officer: “Captain, the engineer reports one hundred and five percent on the reactor possible, BUT NOT RECOMMENDED”

Captain : ...”go to one hundred and five percent on the reactor…”

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#2 posted 09-14-2015 09:17 PM

That’s pretty amazing and cool.

After all that work I would want to go a little higher and do more maneuvers tho!! haha

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#3 posted 09-14-2015 09:17 PM

I can not say that let alone try to spell it, but I would l love to try it. Interesting contraption.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 09-14-2015 09:21 PM

I doubt that there’s even a cubic inch of wood in this project.
Having said that, I hasten to say I’m impressed with it even though the cost is exorbitant.
It seems to cry out for better controls.
I would hazard a guess that the “reactor” (see battery) is under the seat. Let’s hope for no short circuit!

DDWWB

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#5 posted 09-14-2015 09:44 PM

Back in my younger military years the army used to make me jump out of some perfectly good helicopters. Ok, sometimes I might have been pushed. Maybe all of that training would finally pay off with this apparatus.

-- Bob

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#6 posted 09-14-2015 10:43 PM

pretty darn neat. ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#7 posted 09-14-2015 10:49 PM

Not for me. All I see is a hard landing and all those blades chopping me into pcs.
But maybe as a prototype, kinda cool!

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#8 posted 09-14-2015 10:56 PM

... That is Progress! :)

COOL!

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#9 posted 09-15-2015 01:10 AM

Now that’s just “plane” awesome!!

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#10 posted 09-15-2015 01:34 AM

Don’t have to worry when one engine quits?

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#11 posted 09-15-2015 04:24 PM

I will agree that it is a flying machine operated by a nutcase, and I would like to try it out, but it is just a
little out of my price range. Thank you for sharing, maybe I can rig something up with a few lawn mower
motors.

-- As ever, Gus-the 78 yr young apprentice carpenter

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 09-15-2015 05:00 PM

An old Chinese proverb:
Man who plays with lawn mower engines receives cheap haircut and says “give me two”. ;-|

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 09-15-2015 05:03 PM

That is the kind of cool stuff we used to see in popular mechanics all the time, till we got too Litigious.

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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murch

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#14 posted 09-16-2015 10:30 AM

Well I’ll be ding-danged. Where’s the meccano.

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#15 posted 09-16-2015 12:37 PM

And my wife says I have too much time on my hands. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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