No, it's a drone. It's not controlled by the passenger. The passenger is only cargo, so it is still a drone and subject to the laws that control a drone.wow this is KOOL and scary too, and since it is under 254lbs it's a Ultra light and not a airplane.
If it were a small manned helicopter flying or another sort device buzzing down the center of main street, or any other aircraft you can think of for that matter; How could that be legal? It is absolutely lethal and endangering people and property. Drone or not, that thing is large enough in size alone to kill a bunch of people, let alone the 32 high speed swirling daggers surrounding it.This would be leagel if the guy being lifted had the control transmitter and the machine weighed 254 pounds or less without fuel, on an electric machine do you count the batteries which is the fuel?
The cable is attached close enough to the drones Center of Mass that no matter what angle the tow cable is will not effect the attitude of the drone that much.I can't see how the guy controlling the drone is keeping up with the drone to be able to control it. When you get a good shot of him going down hill, as he's loading and unloading the tow cable, the drone stays at the same angle. I'm amazed at pulling at such a angle doesn't pull it over.
Well it's not all in one take and sure it's composited and edited together, but all the flying is real. Or, I would have believed so. Nothing there that can't be done on the machine I see, except for very short flight durations from battery drain. Sure, you can do anything now days in a studio for sure.OK Gents,
The technology is here now...but that video is so fake it ain`t even funny.
The digital editing is actually pretty good but the lighting and motion of the drone doesn`t match up with the ambient conditions. Pretty clever.
5 gallons of MOGAS weighs about 31.5lbs. So you think it would be OK to carry 693 pounds of batteries around to equal the energy equivalent of 5 gallons of gas?Personally, I would prefer to use the same energy equivalent as 5 gallons of gas to determine battery size, but that seems to be where we are.
I couldn't agree more about governments and the need to forecast the future needs.Well,Dennis, that is based on today's technology. And to repeat, the FAA seems to be saying "volume" not "weight".When dealing with a regulatory agency, it is best to try to get rules in place early on that allow for future development. Not controlling the conversation is how we end up with Recreational Pilot Licenses, no gyros in the Sportplane category, or you name it when dealing with Big Dumb Government. Writing the regs in terms of "maximum energy allowed" for powering any future ultralight would permit any power plant up to and including antimatter drive. An excellent example of shortsightedness is how we ended up with Sportplanes being limited to"reciprocating engine only" eliminating electric power out of hand.