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Human flight aboard a Quad-copter (16 actually)

This looks like it cold be a real meat grinder.

http://www.theverge.com/2011/11/2/25...flight-germany
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Re: Human flight aboard a Quad-copter (16 actually)

Nope nope nope! I have seen enough R/C props shatter to know that all the money in the world would not convince me to put 16 of them at groin level...

I think it's pretty cool though that they are using a standard Spektrum radio to control it though.
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Re: Human flight aboard a Quad-copter (16 actually)

lol I thought you meant 16 people were on a Quadrocopter.
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Re: Human flight aboard a Quad-copter (16 actually)

True engineers use a yoga ball as their main shock absorber

So cool. This would be really fun to fly.
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Re: Human flight aboard a Quad-copter (16 actually)

If this were 16 props from a single power plant, then it'd be real news. This is just someone ballsy enough to hope in the middle of 16 individual motor-prop combos. We all know that 16 motors are more reliable than 4, or even 1 for that matter .
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Re: Human flight aboard a Quad-copter (16 actually)

Was it just me, or did that thing look like a giant hovering agricultural machine?
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