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(BBC-US)   The flying car may still be just a dream but the hoverbike is a reality   ( divider line
    More: Spiffy, Autonomous robot, Robot, current trialling, Driverless car, rideshare company Uber, Science fiction, automotive industry, driverless cars  
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2021-10-28 12:02:04 PM  
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KarmicDisaster: uttertosh: [iFrame]

Isn't it illegal to fly that without FAA cert? Maybe not in the US?

It's an ultralight under FAR 103- you don't need a license to fly one of those, along with things like hang gliders, powered parachutes and the like

That said, fly into controlled airspace on an ultralight and you're going to have a bad day.
2021-10-28 10:30:26 AM  
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2021-10-28 11:04:35 AM  
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2021-10-28 11:26:53 AM  
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2021-10-28 12:13:18 PM  
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I'd want it to come with a safety harness and software overrides for forcing coordinated flight only, collision avoidance, safe landing, and forced landing when power is low to ensure you're on the ground before the juice runs out.

Oh, and at 5% of the MSRP.

But give me those things and I'd try it.
2021-10-28 11:37:16 AM  
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2021-10-28 12:58:56 PM  
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2021-10-28 1:51:10 PM  
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How are you going to get the eels in that thing?
2021-10-28 2:15:22 PM  
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this is just for hovering? Not flying out of a traffic jam?
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