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    Ryan Dembroski's Avatar
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    Star Wars Speeder Bike a Reality?

    Thought I'd post this for anyone who hasn't seen it. A really compelling video surfaced today on Gizmodo:
    http://gizmodo.com/5936580/they-fina...s-speeder-bike

    Does anyone know anything about Aerofex? The videos seem real, but it's hard to say today.


    What say you EAA? Aero Innovation? Or cleverly created hoax?

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    What say you EAA? Aero Innovation? Or cleverly created hoax?
    No clue if it's real or not but it's probably one of those "solutions without a problem". The idea of one of those in the hands of the average redneck would be a bad idea unless your goal is to increase the supply of donor organs (says the guy who enjoys skydiving)....
    Unfortunately in science what you believe is irrelevant.

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    The US Army built something like this back in the sixties. A type of one man transport experiment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Chaplin View Post
    The US Army built something like this back in the sixties. A type of one man transport experiment.
    You're probably referring to the Piasecki VZ-8 Airgeep - intriguing (to me) footnote in aviation history:


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