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Old 30th Jun 2021, 12:23
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Does the 2min 15sec include the walk round?
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Old 30th Jun 2021, 12:35
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I'm trying to figure out how the controls work. When it's an aircraft, do you steer with your feet on the ground run? If not, how do you control yaw in the air? How does taking off and landing in a crosswind work?

Whichever way they've done it, you either have to have an aircraft with the controls in the wrong place, a car with the controls in the wrong place, or a vehicle with one set of controls that do very different things depending how it's configured. Any of those seems to be asking for trouble.
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Old 30th Jun 2021, 12:36
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The first time you call out the AA...

Or get pulled by the Rozzers: "Who do you think you are Sir, Nigel Lamb?"
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Old 30th Jun 2021, 13:01
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Clever and nice to see someone has finally done it properly...but...I think the future for personal air transportation is electric rotary as in drone technology.
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Old 30th Jun 2021, 14:21
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I'm trying to figure out how the controls work. When it's an aircraft, do you steer with your feet on the ground run? If not, how do you control yaw in the air? How does taking off and landing in a crosswind work?
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Whichever way they've done it, you either have to have an aircraft with the controls in the wrong place, a car with the controls in the wrong place, or a vehicle with one set of controls that do very different things depending how it's configured. Any of those seems to be asking for trouble.


That has already been done in the Allon Ercoupe. You steered on the ground using the yoke, which also controlled the ailerons as per usual and was linked to the rudder and nose wheel.

The worst performing aircraft I’ve ever flown in. Putting an arm out of the window stopped the climb. So hand signals wouldn’t be any good….
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Old 30th Jun 2021, 15:00
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Nah, here's a real flying car.....


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Old 30th Jun 2021, 15:03
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Looks to be a tad unstable in pitch and roll. Yaw looks OK
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Old 30th Jun 2021, 15:03
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Here's an earlier prototype:

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Old 30th Jun 2021, 15:05
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See, you can get decent images of a mower, why not a UFO?
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Old 30th Jun 2021, 17:10
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Nah, here's a real flying car.....
Mika Hδkkinen flew with ground effect.





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Old 30th Jun 2021, 19:30
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Think it looks better in green https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunde...underbird2.jpg
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Old 30th Jun 2021, 23:29
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It’s the Russian one that looks interesting with four washing machine drums nailed on the side, they have a small concept flying and are looking at 2024 for a six seater.


Concept for military


more
https://www.piston.my/2021/06/19/rus...id-powerplant/
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Old 30th Jun 2021, 23:32
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More, looks clever and compact

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a3ExkYg9B8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF8TV2PVWlI

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