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Floydr92

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More footage of the practice.
https://www.facebook.com/181423698582027/videos/1063955080328880/

The "Air Test 1" video is a hokey production, which is why I think people think its fake.
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.
 

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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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More footage of the practice.
https://www.facebook.com/181423698582027/videos/1063955080328880/

The "Air Test 1" video is a hokey production, which is why I think people think its fake.
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.
The company also said that the Flyboard Air’s innovative propulsion system, completely free of any hoses or restrictions, was the result of four years of research and development. The end results of that hard work, according to the company, is an aircraft that can fly up to 10,000 feet in the air at a top speed of 93 miles per hour.
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I dont buy it.....
 

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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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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.....
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.
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I agree, but Frank Zapatta has more hours than anyone flying the "waterjet " version.
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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