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(CBC)   Ground cabs are terrifying enough, TYVM   (cbc.ca) divider line
    More: Scary, Air traffic control, Federal Aviation Administration, air taxi, Transport, Aircraft, Detroit-based company, aviation industry, Cargo  
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1029 clicks; posted to STEM » on 26 Sep 2022 at 6:18 AM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-09-26 7:12:40 AM  
"Look, Lady! I only speak two languages; English and Bad English!"
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2022-09-26 7:12:59 AM  
That's not what the flying yellow taxi looked like in back to the future part two.

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2022-09-26 7:48:14 AM  
I read that as "ground crabs" and was very confused for a moment.
 
2022-09-26 8:06:41 AM  

EvilVanMan: I read that as "ground crabs" and was very confused for a moment.



Why? This is on the STEM tab on Fark. Makes perfect sense.
 
2022-09-26 9:43:16 AM  
I'll try my luck in a Johnny Cab.

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2022-09-26 11:46:09 AM  
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2022-09-26 1:03:45 PM  
They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot helipad for autonomous VTOL taxi that will still manage to take you the long way for a grossly inflated fare
 
2022-09-26 1:15:52 PM  
Looks like something from the last days of WW2. "In the last days of the war, engineers put together what ever bits and pieces to build aircraft to carry themselves and their loved ones away from advancing Russians, hoping to get to Switzerland or at least across the Western lines before surrendering"
 
2022-09-26 1:42:24 PM  
I always find it funny when people write about vehicles that don't exist but somehow know all the business details for the use of said fictional vehicles. For example, when writing about hyperloops, which won't ever exist, they'll know how much tickets cost.
 
2022-09-26 2:11:11 PM  

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"Seven million lines of BASIC!"
 
2022-09-26 2:32:55 PM  
Any idea why they're reinventing helicopter design just because they're making them electric? They tried it with cars already. Every early electric car design looked like a kid's toy for no reason.
 
2022-09-26 4:52:18 PM  

Russ1642: Any idea why they're reinventing helicopter design just because they're making them electric? They tried it with cars already. Every early electric car design looked like a kid's toy for no reason.


My guess is having multiple rotors gives more failsafes and better directional control. Traditional helicopters only have one or two rotor due to the complexity of spitting power off a powerplant. With electric motors you only have the weight of the motor and blades to worry about, no spinning shafts delivering power needed. I expect them to look more like quad and hexadrones as time goes on.
 
2022-09-26 8:21:53 PM  

EvilVanMan: I read that as "ground crabs" and was very confused for a moment.


/and was wondering of/if "space crabs", as opposed to mere ground crabs.
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