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Old May 22 2014, 11:43 PM   #1
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hoverbike coming

The hoverbike of Star Wars may be a reality soon.

http://www.businessinsider.com/hover...in-2017-2014-5
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Old May 23 2014, 02:37 AM   #2
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How do you apply the brakes when you need to make a sudden stop?

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Old May 23 2014, 02:47 AM   #3
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Throw an anchor over the side.
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Old May 23 2014, 02:50 AM   #4
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Re: hoverbike coming

Hardly the hoverbike from STAR WARS, but it might become a popular sport for people with the disposable income. I can't imagine it ever becoming street legal, at least not in this current form.

I've heard plenty of stories about accidents on existing bikes, some of them real Darwin Award winners, like a long scarf getting caught in the works. How long before the first hoverbike victim falls through one of the fans on his own bike?
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Old May 23 2014, 02:51 AM   #5
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Throw an anchor over the side.
No, that's for those "Batman turns."
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Old May 23 2014, 05:24 AM   #6
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Riding one of those would be a total nightmare.
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Old May 23 2014, 03:34 PM   #7
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Well, it's not intended to be a comfortable commuter vehicle. It's an off road toy for people with a lot of money. I'm sure it will be a lot of fun.
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Old May 24 2014, 12:47 AM   #8
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When they develop hoverbikes like this, I'll buy one:

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Old May 24 2014, 01:07 AM   #9
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^ Yes, jetmobiles should be the true goal. Though they probably have a little nuclear reactor in them.
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Old May 24 2014, 02:32 AM   #10
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I would not pay $ 85,000 for that.

Heck, I wouldn't shell out $ 8,500 for it.

I think I'll wait for the "next generation" of the Terrafugia.

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



The "1st" generation still needed a runway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnF2yua4KIw

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Old May 24 2014, 02:34 AM   #11
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"Who do you love?"

"HOVERBIKES!"

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Old May 24 2014, 03:56 PM   #12
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All those poor Segway riders are going to feel so passe.
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Old May 25 2014, 04:31 AM   #13
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scotthm wrote: View Post
How do you apply the brakes when you need to make a sudden stop?
Desperately, I should think.
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Old May 25 2014, 06:35 AM   #14
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Seems to me that it would handle somewhat like a jetski on the water. Probably super fun out on open ground, but a fun hair-raising suicide machine on roads.

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Old May 25 2014, 02:50 PM   #15
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larryman wrote: View Post
When they develop hoverbikes like this, I'll buy one:

Ewwwww! That's like the Vespa of hover bikes. It's emasculating just looking at it!!

Make it go away!!
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