Tr0mBoNe: Jack of all trades is master of none.
HairBolus: very hard to rapidly control the speed of combustion engines
firemanbuck: If it's autonomous, why was there a guy at the controls during the drive by?Also, too slow, needs moar giddyup rolling down the road./ex marine core
LoneVVolf: 8 individual points of critical failure,
LoneVVolf: An unarmored flying lunch box with 8 individual points of critical failure, that can't autorotate? What's not to love?
HairBolus: I've heard that it is very hard to rapidly control the speed of combustion engines (which is trivial for electric ones) and I wonder if they have really solved this problem.
hinten: Sure, if "bored military engineers" actually means blood sucking crooks that want to suck the sweet bottomless tits of the federal defense budget.
Lukeonia1: I call shenanigans. The rotors weren't even spinning while that thing was "hovering" in midair!
FormlessOne: hinten: Sure, if "bored military engineers" actually means blood sucking crooks that want to suck the sweet bottomless tits of the federal defense budget.This. Yet another "proof of concept" meant to sucker a contract. Here's a thought - instead of spending a billion dollars on exploring this option, how about we drop that billion on repairing crumbling bridges across the country, or using government workers to start running SOTA fiber optics, or upgrading our crumbling water & sewer systems, or, really, anything, anything, that would improve our domestic infrastructure.We're coasting on work done, in some cases, during the friggin' New Deal. We're getting lapped by countries like South friggin' Korea, because we're too busy trying to outspend the world on military defense projects instead of outspending the world on domestic infrastructure and social supports.
Obamacare wasted $300 million helping setup on Oregon's healthcare exchange that they are gong to have to shutdown. Imagine spending that money on infrastructure- There is 1/3 of your billion right there. Add in failed Nevada Geothermal, A123 systems and Solyndra at over $800 million and you have over a billion dollars right there.
The list goes on but why concentrate on misspent non-infrastructure dollars? Let us look at misspent infrastructure dollars:
Frothy Panties: Cool video and concept...tons of civilian apps....like the music, too.
Zizzowop: While you all marvel or detest this concept, I feel it necessary to point out that the video was totally lame. After a minute and a half of BS and lousy music, that thing didn't get high enough to hover over a goal post.
talkertopc: Just what is needed to solve some of the logistics of invading Russia in Autumn: A truck that won't get stuck in the mud.
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