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Rcurl
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Rcurl   6/14/2013 10:04:05 PM
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What I find most interesting about these videos is what they DON'T show. The last couple of seconds of the Domino's video implies that you just reach out and grab your lunch from the midst if eight furiously-spinning razor-sharp propellers! Can you imagine how this might turn out? There's another way to look at this too- If you want a free Octocopter, just order pizza and have it sent to the vacant house down the street. Then as it comes down to deliver the payload, sneak up on it from behind and throw a blanket over it.

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antedeluvian   6/15/2013 4:13:13 PM
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Here's a quadcopter bike http://www.canadianmanufacturing.com/design-engineering/news/flying-bike-takes-off-in-prague-video-design-eng-106842?tmp=0&utm_source=DNG&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DNG-EN06142013&e=0z060wWrlxu0q82vM20

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Max The Magnificent   6/17/2013 8:01:02 PM
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Oooohhhhh Shiny!!! I want one -- but given a choice I think I'd stil lprefer the hover scooter http://www.programmableplanet.com/author.asp?section_id=1925&doc_id=249561

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antedeluvian   6/18/2013 5:53:03 PM
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I just got a renewal notice from my insurance company with an added exclusion for riding or operating a hovercraft. I wonder if your hover scooter would be excluded from the policy.

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   6/18/2013 7:02:09 PM
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It wouldn't matter -- they wouldn't be able to catch me :-)

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seaEE   6/16/2013 5:10:55 AM
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I hear a copter flying by and I smell pepperoni. Time for Operation Dark Raven. :)

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Max The Magnificent   6/17/2013 8:01:11 PM
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LOL

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DrQuine   6/16/2013 2:43:46 PM
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Our air control system has enough trouble managing the (relatively few) big airplanes on defined routes. Ubiquitous copters on random paths will be a nightmare. As these things become common and hobbyists adapt their own, we have the potential for small misguided devices to bring down hot air balloons and landing aircraft.

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kfield   7/30/2013 12:35:28 PM
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Thinking about a whole traffic jam of these copters flying around makes me think about the Bruce Willis movie The Fifth Element, where he was the a flying taxicab driver. Traffic management in 2 dimensions sounds like it would be a nightmare if the skies were crowded enough!

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IDontUseTheForumSoWhyAmIForc   6/17/2013 3:35:42 PM
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With the current rules limiting operation to line of sight, under 400 feet and non-commercial in nature this idea will never fly (pardon the pun).

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   6/17/2013 8:02:07 PM
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I think the current rules will be changing soon...

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Max The Magnificent   6/17/2013 8:03:38 PM
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I really am getting to the stage where I'd like to build a hexa-copter or octa-copter ... I want to mount a good digital camera to it and take interesting pictures ... any suggestions?

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ost0   6/22/2013 10:13:47 PM
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http://www.bitcraze.se/ But not for pizzas, maybe a slice of bread?

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Max The Magnificent   6/24/2013 8:16:58 PM
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LOL

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