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Thudpucker
12-07-2005, 10:37 AM
A helicopter chair :o

http://www.planetvids.com/html/The-Mini-Helicopter.html

This thing crashes and it's going to be ugly. Ouch.

joeyart
12-07-2005, 10:43 AM
that's a story almost garaunteed to end badly...

Balthazar
12-07-2005, 10:46 AM
My uincle and cousin built their own gyrocoptor years ago. Even though both of them were experienced pilots, they never flew the damn thing.

Thudpucker
12-07-2005, 10:48 AM
My uincle and cousin built their own gyrocoptor years ago. Even though both of them were experienced pilots, they never flew the damn thing.

So is this a common thing you can get a kit for, or do they custom build them? Becuase it seems insane to me. Very cool, but insane.

Balthazar
12-07-2005, 10:50 AM
So is this a common thing you can get a kit for, or do they custom build them? Becuase it seems insane to me. Very cool, but insane.


Gyro are pretty common. I'm sure you can buy a kit for them. This flying chair is probably a custom job. Personally, I'm waiting for the AeroBike!
http://www.geocities.com/alliedaerobiker/images/beechbike.jpg

Balthazar
12-07-2005, 10:51 AM
Gyro kits...

http://www3.sympatico.ca/j.ednie/gyrohtml/manuf.html (http://www3.sympatico.ca/j.ednie/gyrohtml/manuf.html)

Smokinblues
12-07-2005, 10:56 AM
I know there used to be "build your own helicopter" kits in the back of Popular Science when I was a kid. I just figured they were like the xray glasses in the back of comics. A ripoff.

half guard
12-07-2005, 10:59 AM
This thing crashes and it's going to be ugly. Ouch.

if i ever got one i'd only fly about 10 feet or so high for that very reason. just cruise over an open field or something.

MattJohnson
12-07-2005, 11:05 AM
if i ever got one i'd only fly about 10 feet or so high for that very reason. just cruise over an open field or something.

I'd be more concerned about the SPINNING BLADES!! than the fall

half guard
12-07-2005, 11:07 AM
I'd be more concerned about the SPINNING BLADES!! than the fall

ouch. good call.

james michael
12-07-2005, 11:08 AM
theyve had these for years, only instead of technology, they used lawnchairs and balloons...

LOTS of them...

The Clone Ranger
12-07-2005, 11:39 AM
I like how the video cuts off just before he lands, so you don't see HIS SEVERED HEAD ROLLING ON THE GROUND! :shock:

copypastepuke
12-07-2005, 11:47 AM
thats really cool!

Thudpucker
12-07-2005, 02:27 PM
I'd be more concerned about the SPINNING BLADES!! than the fall

Yea, the spinning blades would definately be my concern too. I don't see what would protect the pilot.

Thudpucker
12-07-2005, 02:28 PM
Gyro are pretty common. I'm sure you can buy a kit for them. This flying chair is probably a custom job. Personally, I'm waiting for the AeroBike!
http://www.geocities.com/alliedaerobiker/images/beechbike.jpg

That looks awsome :D