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07-17-2002 02:27 AM  16 years agoPost 1
pilotError

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...1843517783#DESC

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07-17-2002 02:49 AM  16 years agoPost 2
heliman41

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Ohhhhhhhhhhh KaaaaaaY.
Ya, it looks like he is carrying 125lbs on his back alright. Any marines wanna step in and back that statement up? Ive seen more crock on the animal planet W Steve Irwin!

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07-17-2002 02:55 AM  16 years agoPost 3
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Darwin Award Attempt?
Hahahaha,

Definitely looks like someones going for the darwin award!

LOL

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07-17-2002 02:57 AM  16 years agoPost 4
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I'm waiting on the plans for the one the Green Goblin flies in the Spiderman Movie. This one looks too clunky

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07-17-2002 03:11 AM  16 years agoPost 5
Keeder

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Hmmm...
Amazing how none of the pics show the thing in flight!

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07-17-2002 03:53 AM  16 years agoPost 6
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Sounds like a great way to make money, dream up crazy plans that will never work and sell them! Hes got the right idea I think lol.

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07-17-2002 04:00 AM  16 years agoPost 7
ncostes

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I'm with Keeder - it would be a lot more convincing if he showed those pics he took of him hovering for a hour

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07-17-2002 04:09 AM  16 years agoPost 8
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Looks kind of like SOLOTREK

The difference is solotrek actually flies.

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07-17-2002 04:39 AM  16 years agoPost 9
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They must have used a smaller 503 rotax than I have ever seen. I dont see it mounted anywhere on it,or even a place to mount it, not to mention the engine alone is probably around 70+/- lbs (AT least on a snowmobile). Hey if anybody buys the plans I have a spare 503 rotax I would sell you, but I wouldnt want to carry it on my back.

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07-17-2002 04:58 AM  16 years agoPost 10
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Solotrek....
Howdy!!
It looks way cool!!! When the first small RC turbines came out, I had a vision of one day having on (or more) power an "Inspector Gadget" type backpack flying contraption.. Looks like some smarter, richer, more motivated people beat me to it.. I wonder what one will cost???? $50K-$100K would be my guess... I bet there will be one hell of a "tort" tax on them..
JEFF

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07-17-2002 05:26 AM  16 years agoPost 11
Kurt64

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Seneca...I was thinking about that. I would hate to have it malfunction even 5 feet off the ground. That is a lot of weight hitting the ground. I would like to see the test flight though.

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07-17-2002 10:08 AM  16 years agoPost 12
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If that thing dose work?
It is pretty safe to say you would not get that thing on my back.

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07-17-2002 12:01 PM  16 years agoPost 13
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I GOT SOME SWOMP LAND IN FL. FOR SALE TOO !!!!!
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07-17-2002 02:39 PM  16 years agoPost 14
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07-17-2002 03:05 PM  16 years agoPost 15
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Where is the engine?????????????

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07-17-2002 04:16 PM  16 years agoPost 16
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I don't know about you all, but the fact that you fly at tree top level and you also have to have your legs spread apart as in the picture doesn't give me a warm fuzzy about this pc. of equipment.
I wonder if that white matt below the craft is to roll the whole thing up in a ball and carry it away after it "splats"?
The test pilot must be an R/C heli guy as it looks as though he is testing it in his driveway as we all do against our better judgement, probably just after a rebuild too.
Vince D

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07-17-2002 06:55 PM  16 years agoPost 17
heliman41

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What is the blue cord trailing behind?

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07-17-2002 07:34 PM  16 years agoPost 18
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What is the blue cord trailing behind?
It is a tether. For safety - because they are still under heavy testing.

The thing on ebay can be viewed at http://www.futurehorizons.net - they have their ads in Popular Science, which is why I know about it. They also sell stuff like hovercrafts, hiller platforms, etc, well at least the plans. Looks like BS to me when you look at Solotrek.

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07-17-2002 08:03 PM  16 years agoPost 19
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At least they show the SoloTrek flying. Heck, someone had to test it. We may be flying to work in the near future. Do those thinks come with a beeper and security lock??

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07-17-2002 08:05 PM  16 years agoPost 20
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Do those thinks come with a beeper and security lock??
I think it would be enough to take out a driveshaft or spark plug. Or make a small electronic ignition (operated by a key)

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