[clug] [W.OT] that's not a quad-copter, *this* is one!

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Sun May 29 04:49:36 MDT 2011

OK, wildly off-topic, but related to things happening @ MHV.

I don't want to put ideas into the minds of the guys doing the Outback
UAV challenge...

Want to go full-scale?? On commercial TV tonight.

"Martin Jetpack" - ducted fans, petrol engines.
115kg (dry?), 1000fpm climb, "100kph", 30mins endurance.


If you thought that was "out there", try this one :-)
Google for "FlyNano Electric Microlight"
supposedly 3 variants.
20kW electric vrs: 40km distance. 70kg dry weight. 70kph - 140kph.
takes off & lands on water.
Lots of Carbon Fibre.

[70kg is special. no license or certification, or so they say.]

And a steal at £25000. (~US$40k)
"shipping in 3 months" (15-apr-2011).

Plenty of press releases, a many variants of an illustration. No photos.

Testing Pix. No proof of flight.

[With the resources and interest of the ANU PhD programs, will we have a
better one built here in town? :-)]

Steve Jenkin, Info Tech, Systems and Design Specialist.
0412 786 915 (+61 412 786 915)
PO Box 48, Kippax ACT 2615, AUSTRALIA

sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au http://members.tip.net.au/~sjenkin

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