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Old 11-24-2017, 02:16 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Colin Furze made a flying bike. As much as I usuaaly enjoy his other projects, I really wish he would develop that one.

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Old 11-24-2017, 04:26 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Have you seen the Iron Man rocket suit? Both look unstable, I'd hate to see them overhead. My hpoes are pinned on the RF resonant cavity thruster:

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When I can unbolt the wheels tires and brakes from an Arcimoto FUV and bolt up three gimballed electrical thrusters, my dream will be complete.
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I made myself a promise (in the 1960s) that I would drive air-cooled, rear-engined VWs until I could trade up directly to a UFO (AKA flying car). The decision has come back to bite me over the years.
I actually like the air-cooled VW engines, and many other air-cooled engines too, but in the last years I got to realize that liquid-cooling may not be so bad at all, despite the risk of groundwater contamination with the ethylene-glycol coolant fluids. Would be interesting to say the least if more automakers have resorted to that SACS system developed by Suzuki to use the lube oil as a coolant fluid. But anyway, since the main practical advantage of liquid-cooling is the ability to further lean the air/fuel ratio, maybe some supplemental water and alcohol injection could overcome that issue...

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