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Looks interesting. Don't see how it would really work in real life as hovercrafts don't have brakes so it would probably not be to quick to turn or stop. I'm assuming if they were to put that into commission they would put a guard around the blades as well so Incase they get to close to a pedestrian or anything else the blades on it won't Injure or damage anything.
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I wonder if it could catch the guys using jet packs?
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A manned drone?
A man on the ground can get the job done.
An electric Drone in the air can broadcast to a team on the ground.
A pilot can be safe and once a target is locked on, the drone can follow anything.
Next they will be talking about putting an electric motor on a Harley.
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that is not a bike, let alone a motorcycle.
The good news is that it is a hovercraft of sorts.
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They need to use one of these "hover-bikes" in the next BOND Movie.
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this is a lot like the hoverbike started a few years ago. electrical companies were actually interested in them (as well as the military) as it would allow them to send people to inspect lines that are well off the beaten path.

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surprisingly they are more agile and responsive than people would think. they have the agility of helicopters, maybe more so. and to me they look a lot safer than those the dubai police are training on.

it makes me wonder how much faster these things would have come about if funding for the avrocar (which was a failure initially) and research along those paths wasn't cut in 1961. part of me thinks that the project initially was cancelled publicly and went black.
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Again, if they cannot land effectively so the pilot can easily get off with a tool belt and repair a line, then really a drone with cameras would be far more effective. A team of experts can review the live feed and can store the video for future review.

This manned flying machine is large and a hazard.
A bird can take it out.
One man can fly somewhere fast with it, but we can have officers located almost everywhere who can respond to an unmanned drone almost as fast and in greater numbers.

Waste of money, time, effort and resources.
Much better suited for a Bond movie.
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Again, if they cannot land effectively so the pilot can easily get off with a tool belt and repair a line, then really a drone with cameras would be far more effective. A team of experts can review the live feed and can store the video for future review.

This manned flying machine is large and a hazard.
A bird can take it out.
One man can fly somewhere fast with it, but we can have officers located almost everywhere who can respond to an unmanned drone almost as fast and in greater numbers.

Waste of money, time, effort and resources.
Much better suited for a Bond movie.
they weren't interested in repairing lines using them. only for fast inspection over long distances in hard to reach areas. and it was only an interest. line repairmen could then be sent to specific points. most of the more inaccessible lines are inspected by helicopters as range is also a huge factor.

now though more and more companies are using drones to inspect lines. even using drones some things are better seen with the eyes and not from a camera. and range is a factor using drones.
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This manned flying machine is large and a hazard.
A bird can take it out.
i'm sure that was said about airplanes and helicopters in the beginning as well.

i think in 10 more years time we definitely will have more of these manned drone like vehicles on the market.

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