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ak-47 maker whips up giant drone you can ride on ****

gadgets ak-47 maker whips up giant drone you can ride on russian manufacturer kalashnikov concern joins the crowded airspace around the idea of smallish pilotable drones. by edward moyer september 27, 2017 what if you could take a consumer drone, douse it with growth serum, and make it big enough to fly around in? it's a bird! it's a plane! it's superdrone! that's a brainstorm that seems to have occurred to a good number of people -- including, now, the makers of the ak-47 ault rifle. kalashnikov concern, part of russian defense company rostec, posted a video to youtube this week that gives a glimpse of a "flying car" prototype, popular mechanics reports. the gadget, which seems far more dronelike than carlike, sports 16 rotors the size of ceiling fans. they're mounted on a metal frame that surrounds a minimal pilot's perch and what looks like a couple of suitcase-size batteries. it's not clear what, exactly, the thing would be used for. let's just say it probably won't be zipping over battlefields anytime soon; one imagines it wouldn't take much to knock it -- and the pilot -- out of the sky. the gizmo joins similar cont tions in the drone-so-big-you-can-ride-it category. there's google co-founder larry page's kitty hawk flyer. there's singapore's proposed flying drone taxis. there's the us army research laboratory's hoverbikes. and there's the slick, mini-helicopter-like surefly and the equally y-looking ehang 184. oh, and there's airbus' drone-meets-pod concept. there're also more home-spun, mad-inventor-y takes on the idea. the volocopter is one. colin furze's hoverbike is another. and then there's this thing, from youtube's amazingdiyprojects. and if all those seem a bit too complex, there's always the tie-a-rope-to-a-drone-and-hang-on-for-dear-life approach. ... ادامه ...

ak-47 maker whips up giant drone you can ride on ****

gadgets ak-47 maker whips up giant drone you can ride on russian manufacturer kalashnikov concern joins the crowded airspace around the idea of smallish pilotable drones. by edward moyer september 27, 2017 what if you could take a consumer drone, douse it with growth serum, and make it big enough to fly around in? ... ادامه ...