Author Topic: Zeva's 160-mph electric UFO: An air taxi experience like no other  (Read 260 times)

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Re: Zeva's 160-mph electric UFO: An air taxi experience like no other
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2021, 09:55:06 PM »
Wow, what a contraption. I see so many failure points. You first?

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Re: Zeva's 160-mph electric UFO: An air taxi experience like no other
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2021, 10:18:57 PM »
Well, the glide slope will be about the same as a rock's.

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Re: Zeva's 160-mph electric UFO: An air taxi experience like no other
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2021, 11:04:12 PM »
I'm not worried so much about the machine failing as a city in which thousands upon thousands of them are commuting at once.

A fender-bender in stop and go traffic is no big deal. A propeller bender at 500 feet could really ruin your day.

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Re: Zeva's 160-mph electric UFO: An air taxi experience like no other
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2021, 11:12:25 PM »
Seems to be inspired by the Vought V-173 Flying Pancake developed during WW2 in the US.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vought_V-173