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Design a vehicle

  1. Jun 24, 2006 #1

    wolram

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    A real world vehicle, for land sea and air, no seriously could any one do it?
    it would have to be user friendly, not outrageously expensive to run, carry at least 2 people and be practical.
     
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    If a vehicle can do air, why do you need it to do land and sea?
     
  4. Jun 24, 2006 #3

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    Zoob has a good point here. A hovercraft or wing-in-ground-effect craft is all-terrrain. As with some of the points of my Roadrunner rebuild, I'm not going to divulge a lot of details on a public forum. I am working on an HC that has reasonable speed (50 mph), carries 2 - 4 passengers, and has full navigational control (yaw and vector). That includes on-demand right-****ing-now brakes (patent pending).

    edit: I just realized that there should have been a :biggrin: in that last post. Hope that there was no offense to anyone who took that seriously.
     
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  5. Jun 24, 2006 #4

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    It may be difficult to (land) in a town or city, if you think present day, (aircraft) are limited to and governed by air laws, and in some areas the ability to land on water is a desirable factor.
     
  6. Jun 24, 2006 #5

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    Unless the air vehicle is bouyant or has inexhastible fuel supply, some time it has to land. So it better have land or sea capability, as well as air.

    The PBY Catalina could do land, air or sea.
     
  7. Jun 24, 2006 #6

    Ivan Seeking

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    The real challenge would be a flying submarine.

    I've wanted one ever since "Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea" was a hit.
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  8. Jun 24, 2006 #7
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    Transformers robots in disquise!

    They can transform into anything I think it will do!
     
  9. Jun 24, 2006 #8

    Danger

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    I still have a plastic model of that sucker... along with the Lost In Space robot, the Pan Am Clipper from 2001, and a dozen or so others. :biggrin:
     
  10. Jun 24, 2006 #9

    wolram

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    Now come on chaps, i am sure the skull space challenged PFers can come
    up with a few practical ideas.
     
  11. Jun 24, 2006 #10

    wolram

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    By Astro,

    The PBY Catalina could do land, air or sea.

    So that is what i saw on the M40 :rofl:
     
  12. Jun 24, 2006 #11

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    I was serious, Woolie. A hovercraft is the most practical approach. They're not great in city traffic, but they are all-terrain. One designed for over-water usage will float if it loses power. There's a flying car (Meller?) out there, which has been mentioned somewhere in these forums, but it's hideously expensive and might require a pilot's license for the operator.

    edit: Ahh... here we go. http://travel.howstuffworks.com/flying-car.htm
     
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  13. Jun 24, 2006 #12

    wolram

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    Hmmmm, i guess all the women would have to wear pants if hover craft
    were in general use, i should imagine roundabouts would be a bit of a problem
    as well.
     
  14. Jun 24, 2006 #13

    Danger

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    My design will handle roundabouts, and city travel. :approve:
    By the bye, note that I edited in a link to the flying car in my previous post.
     
  15. Jun 24, 2006 #14

    wolram

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    I nearly bought one of those but i coul not get HP :grumpy:
     
  16. Jun 24, 2006 #15

    Danger

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    Why the hell would you want to put steak sauce on it? :confused:
     
  17. Jun 24, 2006 #16

    wolram

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    They wanted 3,000,000 botles as security that i would pay up.
     
  18. Jun 24, 2006 #17

    Danger

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    That's worth six times as much as the car. :bugeye:
     
  19. Jun 24, 2006 #18

    wolram

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    In May 2006, Heinz announced plans to switch production of HP Sauce from Aston to its European sauces facility in Elst, the Netherlands, prompting a call to boycott Heinz products in the Birmingham area. The move will result in the loss of approximately 125 jobs at the Aston factory and has been criticised by Birmingham politicians and union officials. In the same month, Labour MP Khalid Mahmood brandished a bottle of HP Sauce during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons as part of a protest against the Heinz move. He also made reference to the sauce's popularity with the former Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson.

    :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

    I bet you do not know what the factory piped over a motorway?
     
  20. Jun 24, 2006 #19

    Danger

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    Sorry... I don't understand the last sentence.
     
  21. Jun 24, 2006 #20

    Ivan Seeking

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    I heard recently that they expect to get FAA approval this year. Up to now I don't think they have been allowed to fly without a tether.
     
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