Friday, April 22, 2005

Air Scooter and more!

Saw this inventer guy on the discovery channel the other day. Among many other inventions (including the direction sound device) is the airscooter.

Imagine, a 1 person flying machine, that runs on a gasoline motor, can fly quite a ways without refueling, about as much as a typical car, and can be flown by the average Joe, with no liscence, and is about as complex as driving a motorcycle? Fly a couple hundred kilometers, and then refuel at the nearest gas station? :)



He invented it. :) With a group of aeronautical engineers ofcourse.

They are apparently going to be sold for about $50,000. Not too shabby if you ask me. If I were rich, and had a huge backyard, I'd buy one ;)

For more info,

www.airscooter.com

A cool note: as per the interview with the inventor, the 2 rotor design has been around since the late 1800's. At the time they couldn't make a feasibe prototype, but the 2 rotor design has many advantages for such a light craft (fuel efficieny, quick lift, etc.)

The moral of the story is: going through some old ideas, and seeing if they are now feasible with current technology, seems like a great idea!

4 Comments:

At 9:29 PM, Blogger Zutroy said...

He pales in comparison to the greatness that is Troy Hurtubise.

 
At 11:30 AM, Blogger Medieval said...

Ooooh! He made a grizzly proof suit. Big woop ;)

You can just fly away from the grizzly with the airscooter, and it seems like more fun :)

 
At 11:51 AM, Blogger Zutroy said...

Buddy, the Ursus suit was only the beginning. Firepaste, 1313, Angel Light; the guy is a marvel.

Educate your brain.

 
At 11:31 AM, Blogger Medieval said...

I stand corrected.

Watched some clips on his firepaste and 1311 resistant stuff. Pretty amazing.

Haven't seen anything much substantial on Angel light. He claims that it apparently is biologically deadly, destroys electronics up to 70,000 ft, and can see through walls. Hmmn.

 

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