23rd Jan 2002, 05:37
Low cost VTOL kit
Uses safe biodegradable fuel
20 ~ cartons of Pork & Beans . . 1 ~ can opener . . 1 ~ Bick lighter . . 1 ~ pair of flame retardant shorts. .________________
First 20 to buy also receive one free roll of toilet paper.
23rd Jan 2002, 05:54
Er, like I said before you deleted ..... .Does it come with landing instructions? <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
23rd Jan 2002, 08:18
If this system is ever militarized it will require some type of IR suppression system. Just like the helicopter blades that form a lighted circle around the disc and provide a target for ground fire all the enemy ( or should I say enema) would have to do is aim for the flame. If the enemy is accurate in their fire it could be very painful to the pilot.
[ 23 January 2002: Message edited by: Lu Zuckerman ]
[ 23 January 2002: Message edited by: Lu Zuckerman ]</p>
23rd Jan 2002, 18:01
The source of the fuel (biomass) once eliminated from the fuel tank is biodegradable but the fuel contains methane, which is not biodegradable. Since it is difficult to achieve complete burning of the fuel some methane will be released into the atmosphere, which at low altitude will contribute to the formation of Ozone and if it escapes into the upper atmosphere it will contribute to global warming.
24th Jan 2002, 02:29
This is sure to end in Vortex Ring and severe skidmarks.
Also puts a whole new meaning on the phrase "following through on the controls".. . :)
24th Jan 2002, 08:52
Dave,. .That reminds me of the one about the F-16 pilot who ejects over a residential area, and notes a fouled chute. He looks around while plummeting down, and sees a guy rocketing up at him, wearing a bathing suit and holding a spatula.
Thinking that this fellow might have a tip to help him recover, the F-16 pilot shouts out, "Say fella, do you know anything about fouled chutes?"
The bathing suit guy shouts back, "Hell no! Do you know anything about lighting gas grills?"
. . :) :)
[ 24 January 2002: Message edited by: Nick Lappos ]</p>