* Posts by john 154

17 posts • joined 4 Aug 2009

NASA flying-car man designs electric VTOL podcraft

john 154

its been done....

Seriously tho'....the PAV was solved about 20 yrs ago by the Voljet. It uses a standard turbine to copress air and squirt it out of the tips of the rotors. No need for a boom (tail) as in standard helicopters. Its quiet, safer than most helios and can be flown with no hands ! so its easy to train people. Those megacorp helicopter manufacturers wont take it up tho' because amongst other things it requres much less maintenance than a standard heli.

Watch the video on youtube. Its a big file but look at what it does at 7 mins into the video. Rises vertically like its on elastic !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDOuoG6ljZA

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New mega offshore windfarms could supply 2% of UK energy

john 154

just build....

...more feckin nukes.....this green crap has been going on for too long....I met it in the seventies when the world was going to freeze....wot's wrong with nukes anyway ?

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'CRU cherrypicked Russian climate data', says Russian

john 154
Happy

I for one..

want to be warm

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VTOL gyro-copter flying car mates with killer robot

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Steve Evans...

hmmm Fixed winger ?.....by the way the Fairy Rotordyne was brilliant but the real interesting aircraft for the future is this baby....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDOuoG6ljZA.

Its the tip jet. It has all the advantages of a heli without the mechanical complexity and training. Look towards the end of the video if you really want to see what this beaut can do...vertical take off like a rocket !!!

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Dirk Koopman.....

The PPL-G in the UK also requires you to do a landing without power....check this guy out in the states .http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajM3yOojPbg...as I said most fixed wingers dont understand that the latest gyro's are ''''''safe''''' note the quotes !

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US monster-truck roboguns to blast enemies autonomously

john 154
Unhappy

I for one..

...am tired of welcoming new overlords.....

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Volcanic African 'unzipping' could see continent divided

john 154

isnt it ?

AGW I mean?....you mean people really do believe in AGW ?

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Think you're tech savvy? You won't be when you're old

john 154
Dead Vulture

hmmm...tasty

1.5m dollars.....just to quote the obvious....where can I get a research grant ?

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US Navy boffins put an end to drought

john 154
Grenade

I mean...

screw the co2, I need a drink....

but seriously SCREW THE CO2........if I'm on the titanic I might as well go first class.......the elephant in the room ? wayaaaayyy too many people on the 'ship'....

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Britons warned of plague of the 'supercats'

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hmmm

wonder what they taste like .....

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Pesticides fingered in UK honeybee wipeout

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Badgers

er...

are bee populations crashing in France ???? just a thought.....

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Super-soldier exoskeletons ready for troop tests in 2010

john 154
WTF?

wonder what the guy behind is thinking...

you stupid twat.....perhaps ?

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NASA works on robo-podcab scheme

john 154
Headmaster

Am I missing something....

...to store the pods a robot arm can 'lift' them onto the track, to disembark....do the reverse...

duh......

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Secret US spontaneous human combustion beam tested

john 154
Dead Vulture

Well I'll be ...

buggered, a flying Dalek......

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Forget solar panels, it's time for rooftop slime-tanks

john 154
Pint

Whats wrong with...

Glass roads. I think your editor droids missed an interesting one here.....

http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2009-08/solar-panels-built-roads-could-be-future-energy

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US Marines' Afghan robocopter-supply contest down to two

john 154
Pint

Am I dumb or what ...

wouldn't a robotised blimp be better? After all if it was shot down you could still patch the holes...

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US Stealth bombers may get nuke-bunker nobbler for 2010

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I for one welcome..

our new nobbler penetrator overlords....shaft 'em all I say

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