Discussion in 'Hangar Flying' started by parkert51, Nov 20, 2011.
Lucy taxiing test 1.wmv - YouTube
Oh this thing! I remember it; had forgotten the name. Are you involved with the project, parkert51?
No Sir, not me!
It would look good as a background vehicle if they ever remake the Mad Max movies. onder:
Well Folks, I have to say its one of those designs for which my only response can be WHY! I would be shocked should the thing have any stability in the air.
Looks like it might have been designed by someone with a 60's LSD flashback......:gig:
Someone was smokin something otherwise......... Cant imagine what they were thinking.....
Heavily gothic approach to aviation.
The lucy looks like it could have tail blanketing problems. Dont you think so?
Well this isnt a helicopter forum but when watching the above link i saw this one. Awesome and seems it could even be practical to avoid the rush hour.
Worlds smallest One-man Helicopter GEN H-4 by ADEYTO - YouTube
Man............ must be some wild drugs, and they worked long enough to build a ?
Maybe a prop for Batman?
Maybe a wild Mad Max 4 aircraft?
Maybe a delusional cartoon wet dream?
Maybe a secret alien stealth plane?
Maybe a work program for the mentally deranged hospital?
Maybe a lame duck trainer for ground work?
Maybe a ground effect aircraft and they forgot it must fly?
But what it is........and this assumes its ever gets in the air?
A great way to Darwinate.:speechles
The video was dated December 2009. If it did fly well, I would think we would have heard about it.
High span loading (Low AR) means it will take a lot of power for its weight to fly. In a hard landing, the pilot's legs are toast. Count me out.
How about this..will it ever be made to fly ?
NASA Low Cost and Low Noise Personal Air Vehicle Concept - YouTube
This is pretty dated stuff and all indications are that it will never get past the animation.
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Apparently it's done more real flying than the Moller things :ermm: Wonder if the test pilot gets a bonus for every foot he gets out of ground effect?
Actually, to be fair, several of the Moller configurations have already flown, albeit tethered to a ground wire and telemetry system. Looks like this hasn't left the ground yet.
Looks like this hasn't left the ground yet.
One photo does show all 3 wheels off the ground. I did assume, not a good thing, that it was due to air forces. It could also have been due to a bump in the runway.
And to be fair, I think I'd rather strap on one of Mollers things than the Lucy. But my risk tolerance level is too low for either.
That helicopter looks amazing! Do you think it's actually safe? If it is, why doesn't everyone have one?!
That tailwheel stinger on the Lucy bears more than a passing resemblance to the one on Duncan's Razorback. Maybe the Razorback has a long lost cousin in Gotham City?
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