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Old 14-07-2018, 06:02   #1
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To heck with dinghies

I want one of these: https://www.opener.aero/#specifications
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Old 14-07-2018, 09:07   #2
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Notice the down side? "Operating Conditions. Max wind speed 25 MPH (take off and landing). Non-precipitating".
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Notice the down side? "Operating Conditions. Max wind speed 25 MPH (take off and landing). Non-precipitating".


He who dies with the most toys wins
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I tried the 'shop' tab but all they had was T shirts
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Dies from their toys or has the most toys wins. Interesting concept though
what’s the range/time in flight?? Has the FAA weighed in with pilot licensing requirements?? Paul Allen probably has one already on Octopus.
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Itís an Ultralight, I believe that means no license.
I bet there arenít any, itís a concept vehicle Iíd guess, too few in flight shots makes me think that.
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Notice the down side? "Operating Conditions. Max wind speed 25 MPH (take off and landing). Non-precipitating".
Who likes to go out in their dinghy in those conditions?
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Bet thats a bit more spendy than a 10' RIB!
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Itís an Ultralight, I believe that means no license.
I bet there arenít any, itís a concept vehicle Iíd guess, too few in flight shots makes me think that.
Not sure it qualifies as an ultralight. The maximum weight of an ultralight is 254 pounds. There is an allowance for floats and since they say itís amphibious, maybe thatís the logic theyíre using to call it an ultralight.

There is talk on the ultralight forums that itís fake.
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Who likes to go out in their dinghy in those conditions?
One may not "like" it but when was the last time the owners manual for a dinghy stated that it may not be used in 25 MPH winds or rain?
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Not sure it qualifies as an ultralight. The maximum weight of an ultralight is 254 pounds. There is an allowance for floats and since they say itís amphibious, maybe thatís the logic theyíre using to call it an ultralight.

There is talk on the ultralight forums that itís fake.
There's a weight allowance for a BRS chute too. But I'm not buying that its real either. All the inflight shots looked CGI and then the cockpit shots are cropped.

They might have a unmanned model flying. But I'm sure that its far from being ready to fly.

I'd expect a crowd funding campaign in the near future. Only to be followed by issues with battery tech and then they'll fade away pocketing millions.
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There's a weight allowance for a BRS chute too. But I'm not buying that its real either. All the inflight shots looked CGI and then the cockpit shots are cropped.

They might have a unmanned model flying. But I'm sure that its far from being ready to fly.

I'd expect a crowd funding campaign in the near future. Only to be followed by issues with battery tech and then they'll fade away pocketing millions.
Remember the Moller Sky Car? That guy milked investors for about thirty years.
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HopCar,the sky car was before my time,but I know a bit about it.

The truth is it isn't rocket science to build a large multi copter (aka drone) these days. You can by the boards to make your own. If I wanted, I could have a flying model like that built in weeks out of foam and carbon fiber. But it won't have any payload to speak of.

If you're interested, go take a look at what Peter Siripol sp? made while he was at flight test on YouTube. He's even started his second electric ultralight on his own channel.

The real money is in unmanned aircraft for things like agricultural spraying and let's face it. If DGI and other big companies with huge budgets and industry connections can't make it happen. Then I doubt this guy has found a way to increase the payloads .

We are close to reality but battery tech is holding us back still.
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Peter Sripol has an interesting concept for a foam ultralight and is doing testing as he goes, but somehow it reminds me of John Denver.


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