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Old 19th Nov 2018, 15:36
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Another VTOL ‘thing’

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Old 19th Nov 2018, 15:51
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For potential investors to note:

If one has a deep understanding of PowerPoint and rendering software, an equally deep understanding of physics is entirely unnecessary.
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Old 19th Nov 2018, 16:26
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How has that got stability in forward flight? Or any flight for that matter!
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Old 19th Nov 2018, 16:50
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It’ll be nice and quiet with this above your head...
two 400 horsepower automotive motors powering two counter-rotating fans,
What happens when one, or both, stop...
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Old 19th Nov 2018, 17:19
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When are they going to design the rest of it?
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Old 19th Nov 2018, 18:00
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I think they saw their investors coming..............
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The press release is dated April 1...
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Old 19th Nov 2018, 19:32
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good spot AC!
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What is it using for lift surfaces in forward flight?
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Old 19th Nov 2018, 20:29
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The press release is dated April 1...
Ah, therein lies the answer! Didn't spot that! Well done AC!
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Old 19th Nov 2018, 20:53
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Back in April 2014 I was working with the Met when they tweeted their new helicopter. . .

A lot of people fell for it..
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Old 19th Nov 2018, 21:36
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Sort of a bit like an upside down Harrier..... good job they are not using a couple of Pegasus.... mind you I guess that a couple of automotives roaring flat-out above your head may be distracting. Seems to be in need of constant noisy engines to stay up in the air.

Worth having a look at their web site..... the design seems to change every month so this may well just be a picture story project....

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Just a cheap copy of the Dornier 31
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The press release has come from Discopters and is dated today.

More info here.

At least I found out what happens when the donks quit...




This stuff even has it's own investors blog
Who knew!
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That parachute is smaller than that used for ONE person, not 7 people, 2 V8 engines, a fuselage and some fuel.

But if "investors" are stupid enough to put their money into a CGI exercise, then they deserve to lose it.

If a pegasus jet engine was barely able to support the Harrier, I somehow doubt that 2 car engines can support this figment of somebody's jerkoff project.
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Old 20th Nov 2018, 11:16
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Easy peasy - just after you have reduced the earths gravity and increased the air density - or even easier just make it out of unobtanium?
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Originally Posted by PANews View Post
Sort of a bit like an upside down Harrier..... good job they are not using a couple of Pegasus.... mind you I guess that a couple of automotives roaring flat-out above your head may be distracting. Seems to be in need of constant noisy engines to stay up in the air.
I thought it was a given in the non-FW world that noise creates lift...
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JETcopter

Will it take off? How about engine/s out? Auto? Questions, questions.

https://helihub.com/2018/11/20/jetco...ng-car-design/
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Even as a massive joke, they couldn't propose to drive it on a road with:
a. Piddly little wheels that will trip over a snail;
b. Using airblast to push it up a hill or get away from a traffic light;
c. Relying totally on brakes to turn or stop;
d. That amount of weight on the roof and a Reliant-Robin-type nosewheel to turn a corner;
e. No front-end crash attenuation or airbags; and most of all
f. No windscreen wipers. Geez.

Pure cgi dreaming.
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