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« Last Edit: July 01, 2020, 01:54:31 pm by sidetrack »
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Re: Suspension something of the past but you might need a parachute !
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2020, 01:58:16 pm »
They will get there

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Re: Suspension something of the past but you might need a parachute !
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2020, 02:03:36 pm »
I forsee this going the same was as the jetpack which was earmarked to remove the car within 10 years of release...  :sip:
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Re: Suspension something of the past but you might need a parachute !
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2020, 02:13:21 pm »
death by amputation.....
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Re: Suspension something of the past but you might need a parachute !
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2020, 02:15:40 pm »
Those open blades... no need for a parachute as you will be minced before you hit the ground. :sip:
 

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Re: Suspension something of the past but you might need a parachute !
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2020, 02:36:59 pm »
Those open blades... no need for a parachute as you will be minced before you hit the ground. :sip:
He crashed.

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Re: Suspension something of the past but you might need a parachute !
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2020, 02:44:50 pm »
O would not go so far as to call it a bike, more like a manned quadcopter. At least the police arrived in style at the scene, check that Lamborghini
 

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Re: Suspension something of the past but you might need a parachute !
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2020, 02:48:45 pm »
Logic would say a lightweight capsule below the powered platform, safer, stable etc etc?  :sip:
When is this "Old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
 
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Re: Suspension something of the past but you might need a parachute !
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2020, 02:49:52 pm »
It takes 10x as much energy to fly as it takes to walk. Flying is not sustainable in the long run, unless you are a bird :peepwall:
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Re: Suspension something of the past but you might need a parachute !
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2020, 02:57:09 pm »
Logic would say a lightweight capsule below the powered platform, safer, stable etc etc?  :sip:
aha... a Helicopter! :deal: :imaposer:
 

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Re: Suspension something of the past but you might need a parachute !
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2020, 06:08:39 pm »
Logic would say a lightweight capsule below the powered platform, safer, stable etc etc?  :sip:
aha... a Helicopter! :deal: :imaposer:

Agreed  ::)
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Re: Suspension something of the past but you might need a parachute !
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2020, 07:42:58 pm »
Logic would say a lightweight capsule below the powered platform, safer, stable etc etc?  :sip:

That's what I was thinking ........................ land and take off on your legs ............ much simpler to control.

Rather break your legs than chop them off.
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Re: Suspension something of the past but you might need a parachute !
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2020, 10:40:10 pm »
Those open blades... no need for a parachute as you will be minced before you hit the ground. :sip:
Maybe parachute that opens on impact? ;) :lol8:
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Re: Suspension something of the past but you might need a parachute !
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2020, 11:00:48 pm »
Ek kan al hoor hoe ou Geldenhuys, wat destyds saam met my kampe gedoen het, na die ding sal kyk; Blerrie woer-woer paraffien-twassock-se-kjent!
 
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Re: Suspension something of the past but you might need a parachute !
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2020, 03:40:14 am »
Logic would say a lightweight capsule below the powered platform, safer, stable etc etc?  :sip:

That's what I was thinking ........................ land and take off on your legs ............ much simpler to control.

Rather break your legs than chop them off.

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Re: Suspension something of the past but you might need a parachute !
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2020, 12:22:01 pm »
Those open blades... no need for a parachute as you will be minced before you hit the ground. :sip:
He crashed.

Where is the body ?

Over there.
And there.
And there.

And some stuck under your shoe.

And some waaaay over there....

To be fair, you can achieve the same result today, hit something going 200km/h and well......

Where is the body ?

Over there.
And there.
And there.

And some stuck under your shoe.

And some waaaay over there....