hoverbike coming

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by varek, May 22, 2014.

  1. varek

    varek Commander Red Shirt

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  2. scotthm

    scotthm Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    How do you apply the brakes when you need to make a sudden stop?

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  3. sojourner

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    Throw an anchor over the side.
     
  4. Metryq

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    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?
     
  5. Metryq

    Metryq Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    No, that's for those "Batman turns."
     
  6. QuarkforNagus

    QuarkforNagus Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Riding one of those would be a total nightmare.
     
  7. Pingfah

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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.
     
  8. larryman

    larryman Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    When they develop hoverbikes like this, I'll buy one:

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  9. Melakon

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    ^ Yes, jetmobiles should be the true goal. Though they probably have a little nuclear reactor in them.
     
  10. JanewayRulz!

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  11. QuarkforNagus

    QuarkforNagus Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    "Who do you love?"

    "HOVERBIKES!"

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  12. Jonas Grumby

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    All those poor Segway riders are going to feel so passe.
     
  13. Crazy Eddie

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    Desperately, I should think.
     
  14. Albertese

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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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  15. Irishman

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

    Make it go away!!
     
  16. Irishman

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    I really hope that comes out! the VTOL makes so much sense. But, you'll definitely pay more than $85,000 for one when it ships.
     
  17. GalaxyX

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    At least the TF-X actually looks more of a car than the first one, which is just a small roadable plane.

    I still prefer the Moller Skycar, although that's looking to never be practical :(