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The World's First Passenger Taxi Drone carries passengers

Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:42 pm

On a test flight that is :wink2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr1V-r2YxME

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3i4BBJjzw4

https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/5/16974 ... est-flight

You gotta give the Chinese credit. They are really trying to make this concept work.
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Re: The World's First Passenger Taxi Drone carries passengers

Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:19 pm

alberchico wrote:
On a test flight that is :wink2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr1V-r2YxME

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3i4BBJjzw4

https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/5/16974 ... est-flight

You gotta give the Chinese credit. They are really trying to make this concept work.


Cool.

I like one of the comments on the youtube.


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Re: The World's First Passenger Taxi Drone carries passengers

Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:57 pm

Normal taxi: $29 trip and very low risk of death.
Uber: $19 trip and very low risk of death.
This thing: $500 trip and huge chance of death.

I'll file this under the "never going to happen" category along with the Amazon drone delivery.
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Re: The World's First Passenger Taxi Drone carries passengers

Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:03 pm

CCGPV wrote:
Normal taxi: $29 trip and very low risk of death.
Uber: $19 trip and very low risk of death.
This thing: $500 trip and huge chance of death.

I'll file this under the "never going to happen" category along with the Amazon drone delivery.


Who would ever think of traveling on this contraption.
It is so dangerous that we need someone walking ahead of it waving a red warning flag.

so much on "new transport is forever dangerous and anyway nobody needs it" :-)
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Re: The World's First Passenger Taxi Drone carries passengers

Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:54 pm

I don't like helicopters much because of what happens when your engine quits, or even worse your rotor quits.

This thing won't even be able to autorotate. It flies too low to be able to use a parachute. I don't see a massive airbag under there.

Range is probably very short.

Credit to these people though, I don't think a western company could do better.

Now a lot of improvements ahead.
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Re: The World's First Passenger Taxi Drone carries passengers

Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:26 pm

CCGPV wrote:
Normal taxi: $29 trip and very low risk of death.
Uber: $19 trip and very low risk of death.
This thing: $500 trip and huge chance of death.

I'll file this under the "never going to happen" category along with the Amazon drone delivery.

If we flashback to say 1910:

Automobile: $29 trip and very low risk of death.
Horse: $19 trip and very low risk of death.
This flying machine: $500 trip and huge chance of death.

I think we're (especially on this forum) happy the flying machine people pushed it through :)
 
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Re: The World's First Passenger Taxi Drone carries passengers

Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:06 am

The future of drones.... Projecting an image...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTO6ZfUiG98
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