Will It Ever Fly?

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    Hopefully.
     
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    Oh this thing! I remember it; had forgotten the name. Are you involved with the project, parkert51?
     
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    No Sir, not me!
     
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    It would look good as a background vehicle if they ever remake the Mad Max movies. :ponder:
     
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    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.
     
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    Looks like it might have been designed by someone with a 60's LSD flashback......:gig:
     
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    Someone was smokin something otherwise......... Cant imagine what they were thinking.....
     
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    Heavily gothic approach to aviation.
     
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    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

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    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.

    Billski
     
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    This is pretty dated stuff and all indications are that it will never get past the animation.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    That helicopter looks amazing! Do you think it's actually safe? If it is, why doesn't everyone have one?!
     
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    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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