Have you seen the Hexacopter ?

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« on: 23/02/2010 12:01:00 »
http://vimeo.com/6194911    

[Check out "elevator mode" @ 6:00 - 7:30  [:0] ]
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Re: Have you seen the Hexacopter ?
« Reply #1 on: 23/02/2010 12:28:07 »
I WANT ONE !!
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« Reply #2 on: 23/02/2010 12:30:42 »
It creates a lot of down-force !!
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« Reply #3 on: 23/02/2010 16:48:03 »
Hmm... I'd like some guards around the props but it certainly seems to be pretty nippy.
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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« Reply #4 on: 23/02/2010 17:21:46 »
Half Life ?...excellent !!
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« Reply #5 on: 23/02/2010 17:25:08 »
My first idea was that the military will install a camera on it...

There is 'copter-camera footage @ 6:30 ...

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« Reply #6 on: 23/02/2010 19:40:57 »
Excellent! What's nice about it is it looks like all the vectoring is controlled simply by adjusting the power to the motors, so the only moving parts are the motors and props.

Can you tell if the alternate props rotate in opposite directions? I'm guessing they do.
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« Reply #7 on: 23/02/2010 19:48:33 »
Geezer ...*looks at Geezer with soft sheepy eyes and blinks cutey blinks*

Geezey buy for Sheepy ?

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« Reply #8 on: 23/02/2010 20:04:26 »
Well I'd consider it, but I'm pretty sure it would be illegal for you to use it to monitor your neighbour's domestic "activities".
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« Reply #9 on: 24/02/2010 07:14:44 »
You know, if he can put a skin on it, he could make it look, and behave, exactly like a flying saucer! Oh dear - perhaps I should not have mentioned that.
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« Reply #10 on: 24/02/2010 08:52:05 »
You know, if he can put a skin on it, he could make it look, and behave, exactly like a flying saucer!

And make it big enough for somone to sit on it ...

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http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/58822-flying-cars-are-here-at-last

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« Reply #11 on: 25/02/2010 01:07:26 »
Aye lad, but build a snoopy *AI* to steer it.

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« Reply #12 on: 25/02/2010 01:19:55 »
Aye lad, but build a snoopy *AI* to steer it.

"It wasn't me ma'am, it was my computer"

Seems like a very sound defense argument to me. BTW, did I mention I'm also a criminal defense layer? Very reasonable rates I might add. My law firm is:

Dewey, Cheetem, & How.
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« Reply #13 on: 25/02/2010 21:28:14 »
I knew I was on to something there :)

And it's good to know that there still some honesty and human fairness available, for me and my Hexacopter both. (But he'll have to pay for it himself, it wasn't me after all)
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« Reply #14 on: 26/02/2010 11:19:35 »
Just thought I'd add, re the aerial photography angle, that kite cameras are a relatively easy and cheap way to do it.  Just google for 'kite camera' for plenty of links.
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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« Reply #15 on: 01/04/2011 02:16:23 »
similar 'copter devices playing keepy-uppy  ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CR5y8qZf0Y
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« Reply #16 on: 01/04/2011 08:56:20 »
I want one too please!