How not to build a Ultralight rotorblade

grevis

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Now, now... these blades will fly equally well turning in either direction. Brilliant. Stop 'em in flight, shift her into reverse and wind them them up in the other direction for an easy way to fly backwards.
Obviously planning for inverted flight, very advanced thought.
 

Tyger

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"The dashboard is ready..."
"And GPS/Glonass, so we can easily navigate, no matter the darkness of the night, no matter how bad the weather is, you can be able to navigate as an untralight pilot, and that is how it's supposed to be!"

I wonder what old vehicle his GPS came from (or did he build it from scratch?). Can hardly wait to see this "dashboard"! :p
 

btd1982

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Bet he proves us all wrong and it takes off first time. ;)
I'm actually quite jealous of his video/narrative skills just a shame some of the facts are not quite on the money.
 

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Narrative skills, yes... we used to call his style "tap dancing" in the Army.
As for video skills... how many angles can you really show a ratty old radiator in for four minutes??
 

btd1982

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well, we need to be able to see all the extra holes in the radiator. Ha. It should at least be very light weight.
 

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Yes, indeed. Has to live up to the name!
"As long as the helicopter itself is light, of course everything is supposed to be light. As long as it's called an ultralight helicoper, of course we want the whole thing to be as light as possible."
 
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