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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-13-2007, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
i need a new bike, this one is trashed
 
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thats fucking nuts
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-13-2007, 04:54 PM
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Been waiting on that second prototype for at least 2 years now... Can't wait to see it (if it ever gets finished)
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-13-2007, 07:58 PM
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Is this something one can purchase?

That would be sweet!

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-13-2007, 09:16 PM
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That is soo cool.
James Bond has nothing on that!

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-13-2007, 10:27 PM
I'm always learning......
 
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The engines on that thing cost about $5-6K apiece. Not to mentio the cost of the wing and it's internals. I think each of the engines suck down about 24 ounces of fuel per minute and produces about 45 lbs of thrust. That doesn't leave a lot of flight time if the fuel is stored in them little wings. I doubt that you could carry more than 5 gallons. Even that much fuel is a stretch. Jet fuel weighs over 6 pounds per gallon. That comes down to about 6.6 minutes of powered flight time. Hell, a freefall from 14k feet takes about 2.5 minutes and counting the hang time under canopy extends it to around 5+ minutes. For that kind of $$ I'll buy a good parachute AND an airplane.

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