The 'daydreamers' thread...post your craziest designs and concepts here

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  1. Apr 13, 2016 #41

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    Can it climb from sea level to 10k feet, or is 10k feet its service ceiling? Given 10 minutes endurance in hover, i cant see it climbing at 1000fpm vertically for 10 minutes, and even if it managed that, it would be a free fall back down.
    Very cool, but i dont think i'd ever get on one without a set of wings retrofitted to it.

    Was just browsing the flying RV thread, and i thought of another one... a scale bombardier/canadair cl415... big enough for 4? I'd still paint it yellow and red though.
     
  2. Apr 14, 2016 #42

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    Here's one I actually built:
    Forward swept plank with strakes and thrust vectoring yaw. I wasn't able to get the CG far forward enough and it crashed early on because of the pitch sensitivity. But daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang, the thing could go through 3 turns/second in a flat spin on command. Anyone who does that in full scale gets 100,000 Internet points.
     
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    So many airplanes and so little time and money.
    Sure is nice talking to people that understand.
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    We're an interesting bunch.
     
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    Our brains work faster than our wallets. ;)
     
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    It is "tethered" to the water jet ski by long flexible tube that deliver water to the nozzles.... By my humble opinion it is not an flying machine.
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    I dont buy it.....
     
  7. Apr 14, 2016 #47

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    It's not the quality of the video that I question... it's the complete lack of other information or close-up views of the mechanism. It's also physics and stability/controllability issues that throws it into question.
     
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    I'd say they have a few of something like these in the 'board' AMT Netherlands Titan and a backpack full of jetfuel.
     
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    Here are two that I keep playing with and making models of. Both would be US103 ultralights. I like unusual stuff. They both fly great as models from egg carton versions to larger.

    WR101.jpg WR102.jpg


    Bill in GA
     
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    We must be watching a different video. The one I see is not connected to a jet ski.
     
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    I am sure details will follow soon.
    [video]https://video.ftpa1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xap1/v/t43.1792-2/12941383_1052706928135384_1208411145_n.mp4?efg=eyJ ybHIiOjE1MDAsInJsYSI6MTE5MSwidmVuY29kZV90YWciOiJzd mVfaGQifQ%3D%3D&rl=1500&vabr=898&oh=23cc21a9b758980162b0bd46eb79f324&oe=57102C23[/video]
     
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    If you're gonna do the second one, why not make a scale USAF flying flapjack?
     
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    I have trouble with expecting a man to have the balance to keep that thing between him and the center of the earth.
     
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    I agree, but Frank Zapatta has more hours than anyone flying the "waterjet " version.
     
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    And if it proves to be legit, I foresee the day when a slight upset causes him to fall forward faster than the craft can correct, followed quickly by the rider being pancaked into the rocks under full power, head-first.
     
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    Yes, no doubt. But there is a long line of test dummies willing to step in.

    I think if this evolves in to a sport, a course that is 6ft feet above the ground (grass/sand) and 20ft over water would be an acceptable risk. Yes it could kill you, but so do dirt bikes, snow skiing and skydiving. I can't wait to see other light aircraft that I am sure are soon to follow.
     
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    Like a jet powered version of when I learned to ride a unicycle...
     
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    @billyvray, check out the Hatfield Little Bird.
     
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    I believe it is a magic of Computer Video Editing....
     
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    @ Twodeaddogs, Trust me, friend, I know all about that puppy. I even incorporated some of Milt's changes to the Arup layout into mine.

    Bill

     
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