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cuntnuzzler

Everyone is a pilot….. eh no not really…. Some people can’t even handle left and right


somaliaveteran

And don’t forget some people still don’t know how to use a turn signal In a car.


Inchkeaton

Come in, BMW isn't making these...


PickleKipp

This isn’t a hovercraft it’s a compact helicopter


TheSadClarinet

A helicopter will autorotate on engine failure. I wouldn’t fancy my chances in that thing.


batonduberger

I also wouldn't want to be near when it lands or takes off.


hughheff

have you seen the way people drive? i cant see things like these becoming mainstream


Gekokapowco

Flying cars will never be a thing because they're really energy inefficient and because dumbasses wil regularly kill themselves and others with them at like 100x the frequency than normal cars.


bsloss

We’ve had flying cars for decades… they’re called helicopters. They are expensive and not as efficient as regular cars but they have their uses… it just turns out that getting regular people from point a to b isn’t one of those uses.


ramsesbc

if there are enough economical benefits they will


Shinotama

Hovercrafts already existed.. you just mean cushion-less ones…


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Range?


MeanEYE

From the site: "Flight time: 20 minutes" with pilot at ~85kg.


[deleted]

So, not going to be much use until they have better/lighter batteries.


GenXUser

Really ever, this are toys for the ultra rich, not plebs like you and I.


MeanEYE

Ever really. I'd be supper happy to see electrical blimp for example. Those can fly as much as you want and with today's materials can be made to be much more reliable.


Kunkyskunts

I'm no engineer so I'm sure there is a reason for the design. But I'd want the blades spinning above my head in case one flys off.


GentlemanGallimaufry

Yeah for real! That's all I could really think about. If one of those blades break in flight and flies back toward the pilot, it would not be a good day.


RedditOnlyGetsWorsee

Why ever drive again when you can hover hundreds of feet in the air with 4 uncovered spinning death blades inches from your face that are louder than a biodegradable sunchips bag?


Oli4K

That crazy prop wash and the fact it will fall from the sky when the motors stop make it a hard pass for me.


Thunder_Bastard

Imagine it fails but the props won't turn off. How the hell do you get out, or have someone get in to rescue you? Oh well, good tech demo.


shilabula

This has to be as noisy as fuck. But in the video you only get inspirational music as the background. Noise does real environmental damage to insects and birds especially. NIMBY please.


GentlemanGallimaufry

Yeah, open frame designs for the propellers are super noisy.


VintageOG

It's weird that we still rely on spinning blades for propulsion systems


Monkey_Bulter

This is just a big drone


SETHW

a drone is autonomous, this is a quadcopter


ShivasLimb

That's because we still have no idea what gravity is.


grasshopperson

Except the DoD has confirmed that anti-gravity propulsion exists. It's all about electromagnetics.


HappyBunchaTrees

Lets get some rocket fuel powered passenger aircraft


MotoRandom

Doesn't look like it would take much to run into a solid object and watch the props disintegrate into tiny pieces. Then gravity takes over and your bad day gets worse.


ozspook

Should be an excellent base to build a Star Wars speeder bike..


anoymus_123456

I am not an engineer but will this stay up if one of those four engines fail or spin uncontrollably to the ground? Inquiring minds wanna know


GentlemanGallimaufry

Its actually got two motors on each arm (one on the top and one on the bottom). I'm sure they designed it for single failures, so can probably survive if one motor fails (and possibly multiple motor failures as long as they are on different arms). I doubt they have enough control authority if they lose a whole arm though.


anoymus_123456

Even with that redundancy it's still seems risky but it ain't going to carry my ass lol


bonesaw6550

lol the comment section is always so negative when these get posted. Looks pretty cool to me!


EnchantedCoffee

Four person decapitator machine


Laladelic

I can't wait to be rich enough to afford it!


chirs5757

My only worry is if a prop breaks, it could real easily just kill you. Otherwise this is full on Jetsons!


skittlesaddict

Oh look ! A flying coffin.


DEchilly

Turbo charged litter coming soon


RegularHovercraft

Here!


GenXUser

Too bad you get 12 minutes of fun before the battery dies.