Here's one for GH


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Here's one for GH

Postby Rye Catcher » Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:49 pm

All Canucks can take pride in overcoming what was thought to be impossible.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/ne ... d=10898078
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Re: Here's one for GH

Postby CookyMonzta » Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:06 pm

Plastic/fabric propellers? And 4 sets? I got this strange feeling that not very many people will be impressed, bub. I've seen better on The Flintstones! 8-)

Forget the flying bike! 2019 is fast approaching and we're way overdue for the first untethered, fully-operational, flying car! :mrgreen: Then maybe we can get the first flying motor scooter or motorcycle! :twisted:
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Re: Here's one for GH

Postby Marlow » Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:16 am

CookyMonzta wrote:not very many people will be impressed

First I've heard of it, so obviously the world press wasn't that interested. A shame, because it is a very cool solution to a millennia-long quest.
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Re: Here's one for GH

Postby user4 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:29 am

Marlow wrote:
CookyMonzta wrote:not very many people will be impressed

First I've heard of it, so obviously the world press wasn't that interested. A shame, because it is a very cool solution to a millennia-long quest.



People would be impressed if someone would point out to them that the cyclist had a quadriceps to body mass ratio of .9.

On the other hand I can easily imagine that as the strength of synthetic materials improves we could see real flight with an average guy sitting over the crankset.
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Re: Here's one for GH

Postby uakari » Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:59 pm

his quads are puny compared to forstemann's.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/ne ... efuls.html
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Re: Here's one for GH

Postby Marlow » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:58 pm

uakari wrote:his quads are puny compared to forstemann's.

PLEASE tell me that's photo-shopped or . . . ewwww. How many hypos did that take?
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Re: Here's one for GH

Postby bambam » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:49 am

uakari wrote:his quads are puny compared to forstemann's.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/ne ... efuls.html


Saw Forstemann in London last summer when I was at the velodrome. Looked like he had tumors in his quads. They were freaky big.
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Re: Here's one for GH

Postby jazzcyclist » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:00 am

The devil is in the details.

It also requires a fairly strong pedaler, requiring about one horsepower to operate

One horsepower is 746 watts. The best time trialists in the world (Fabian Cancellara, Tony Martin, etc.) only average 550-650 watts during short time trials, prologues and pursuits, which are races that last 4 to 10 minutes. For long time trials lasting an hour or more, they produce 450-500 watts. The best road sprinters can produce over 1500 watts, and the best track sprinters can produce 2300-2500 watts, but they can only do it for 10 to 15 seconds.
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