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Airbus On-Demand Helicopters (really, big drones) - Kitty Hawk Flyer

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TravTravTravis
170
 Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

Sooooo want one.

Video: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-28/airbus-steps-up-push-for-flying-taxis-on-demand-helicopters

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    WasabiNuts
    40
     1 year ago

    I am sure Uber is all over this one. 

    Self-driving autonmous vehicles vs. People-carrying drones. I don't know which I want!!

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    RainbowRash
    101 Rider
     2 years ago

    Something really don't want to ride this thing.  i know helcopters already exist, but no, I don't want to ride them either.  just don't trust it.

    and with no driver to operate it?  GOsh, that is just too scary for me. I hope this future doesn't come too soon.

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      SWesson1852
      27
       2 years ago

      That's hilarious.  So you will someday become that person who has a fear no one else in the room does.  ...and you are bracing for it.  too funny.

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    RelaxedRecliner
    57
     2 years ago

    so it leaves the wheels behind?  THey haven't really thought this through, have they?

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      AnthonySn.d
      35
       1 year ago

      If the wheels are re-used by multuple of these vehicles, it could work.

      or else yeah, the jetway (or wherever) will be filled with these things. 

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      DFosterG11
      187
       2 years ago

      hahaha, true.  just bandoned wheels everywhere.  

      Yeah, I actually don't get it either.  Sure, they want to fly without the weight of those wheels.  Sure, maybe they can be amphibious  but what would they do on the other end?  Just prepare more wheels?  That'll just limit where this can land.