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Win a Star Wars Pod Racer...a REAL Pod Racer

POSTED BY: PIRATENEWS
UPDATED: Thursday, June 16, 2011 04:24
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Monday, June 13, 2011 8:22 AM

PIRATENEWS

John Lee, conspiracy therapist at Hollywood award-winner History Channel-mocked SNL-spoofed PirateNew.org wooHOO!!!!!!




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To enter to win a Hoverbike prototype (see terms and conditions below), all you need to do is donate what you think you can afford (minimum $5 AUD please) and write a short description when you donate for why you would like a hoverbike - or just why you would like to help out. The winner will be chosen based on the best description for why you are donating - Multiple entries accepted.

http://www.hover-bike.com/donate.html



Control is by the motorcycle style handlebars, twist grips control rotor thrust and deflection of the air vanes which provides forward and reverse, turns are controlled by turning the bars, somewhere in the near future are gyros for stability and explosive parachutes to bring the craft down in the event of engine failure or the rider can wear a chute, too. Counter rotating rotors eliminate the need for a tail rotor.

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HOVERBIKE SPECS
Engines: BMW boxer (2 each)
Chassis and propellers: carbon fiber
Weight: 231 pounds
Max takeoff weight: 595 pounds
Range: 92 miles at 80 knots (92 mph)
Top speed: 172 mph
Max altitude: 10,000 feet





http://thekneeslider.com/archives/2011/06/09/hoverbike-the-twin-rotor-
bmw-boxer-powered-flying-motorcycle
/





In less-exciting news: Disney to Develop Hover Car Racer movie in 3D
http://themovieblog.com/2010/11/disney-to-develop-hover-car-racer
http://www.imdb.com/news/ni5607022/


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Monday, June 13, 2011 11:19 AM

PIRATENEWS

John Lee, conspiracy therapist at Hollywood award-winner History Channel-mocked SNL-spoofed PirateNew.org wooHOO!!!!!!


To reach max speed, wouldn't it need to fly sideways at a 90-degree lean angle, or stoppie at 90-degrees, or wheelie at 90-degrees...?

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Monday, June 13, 2011 2:10 PM

WHOZIT


It looks like if you crash you can lose an arm or a foot

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011 5:44 AM

DREAMTROVE


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Originally posted by piratenews:
To reach max speed, wouldn't it need to fly sideways at a 90-degree lean angle, or stoppie at 90-degrees, or wheelie at 90-degrees...?



Not nec. Its speed is limited by terminal velocity, not acceleration.

That's what a ship is, you know - it's not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails, that's what a ship needs.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011 1:26 PM

PIRATENEWS

John Lee, conspiracy therapist at Hollywood award-winner History Channel-mocked SNL-spoofed PirateNew.org wooHOO!!!!!!


What goes up must come straight down at 180 mph.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 11:41 AM

DMI

Expired, forgotten, spoiled rotten.


Too bad the video contained no actual video.

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I pray for one last landing,
on the globe that gave me birth.
Let me rest my eyes on the fleecy skies
and the cool, green hills of Earth.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 4:24 AM

INVADERCHAT


I came in here for a pod racer and all you give me is this measly speederbike? The nerve of some people...

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