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Ehang has done their first test flights, moving forward with their high flying goals.

http://www.ehang.com/video/show/206.html


https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/ ... e-first-test-flight



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So now they have doubled the number of arms and motors since the earlier version?
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Geebax Posted at 2018-2-8 17:19
So now they have doubled the number of arms and motors since the earlier version?

I thought it always had 8 motors?


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I like it.
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I hope these make a debut in Alberta someday...

I would like to be one of the first here to dare take a trip.



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Interesting...they may have just solved the problem for how everyone can fly around like the Jetsons
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Genghis9 Posted at 2018-2-8 17:31
Interesting...they may have just solved the problem for how everyone can fly around like the Jetsons

We are well beyond the cartoon fantasy. This is reality, at its finest.


Bring on the drones... Hahaha



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RedHotPoker Posted at 2018-2-8 17:33
We are well beyond the cartoon phantasy. This is reality, at its finest.

Ya got a good point there
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RedHotPoker Posted at 2018-2-8 17:23
I thought it always had 8 motors?

It did originally, 8 motors on four arms. Now it has 16 motors on eight arms. Look at the very latest version compared tro the original.

Watch this video through and see how the number of motors change: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018- ... ht-in-china/9405072
And if you think this is going to fly in the USofA, then consider the FAA focus on humanly piloted vehicles, everything hangs on the premise that there is a pilot in charge.


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Geebax Posted at 2018-2-8 17:42
It did originally, 8 motors on four arms. Now it has 16 motors on eight arms. Look at the very latest version compared tro the original.

Watch this video through and see how the number of motors change: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018- ... ht-in-china/9405072

I see, yes. Do you think this will make it more infallible. Safety personified...

I would like to see one land in the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics. ;-)



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Genghis9 Posted at 2018-2-8 17:37
Ya got a good point there

Imagining the cartoons of the future? Haha


That thought alone, should bring laughter to the enthralled crowds.


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RedHotPoker Posted at 2018-2-8 18:25
I see, yes. Do you think this will make it more infallible. Safety personified...

I would like to see one land in the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics. ;-)

Well, 16 motors are better than 8, but I just hate the design, all those whirling blades down at knee-level. And Ehang made very ordinary consumer drones, why would you think their passenger carrying version is better?
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Geebax Posted at 2018-2-8 20:04
Well, 16 motors are better than 8, but I just hate the design, all those whirling blades down at knee-level. And Ehang made very ordinary consumer drones, why would you think their passenger carrying version is better?

R&D with crash test dummies? Hahaha
Heck, they better have it down to a joy ride by now.
How many years have they been harping about this creation?

I would still hop in for a 'blast' across town.  

Probably eat a favorite meal well ahead of time. ;-)

Hopefully one wouldn't need a seasick sachel. Chuckles


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Imagine how easy these would be to fly
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Bashy Posted at 2018-2-8 21:33
Imagine how easy these would be to fly

Yes, but there is no piloting involved. Passengers only need to sign a waiver and go for a ride.



What were you thinking? Hijack one and head home? Hahaha



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|Buy one when i win the lottery, wonder if they come in a Tamiya kit form?
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Bashy Posted at 2018-2-8 22:34
|Buy one when i win the lottery, wonder if they come in a Tamiya kit form?

No kits, but sure you can purchase one. $350,000.

Do you even know how much extra props cost? Hahaha


Suppose you will need an extra battery too? Chuckles


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Hope it does not use a DJI FW to fly...
In such a situation we wouldn't like to see some brave captains flying it...first...

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Slightly scary but equally amazing!
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15matjan Posted at 2018-2-9 09:46
Hope it does not use a DJI FW to fly...
In such a situation we wouldn't like to see some brave captains flying it...first...

No, likely not DJI firmware, as it's a different company, all together.

Hopefully the software is sound. It would be a drag to have a fly away. Hahaha

Or land in a tall tree. Chuckles


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A CW Posted at 2018-2-9 10:52
Slightly scary but equally amazing!

We are all amazed, but this shouldn't be too surprising, as it's been in the works for several years already.

I hope they have it down to a science by now..


It won't be long now, said the Bishop. Haha


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These things will replace taxis and trains in the decades to come. I see they already plan to use them to transport vital organs to hospitals for transplants and alike. Would feel very strange sitting in it and the drone flying itself with only you onboard - the future is here (for those with a spare 300 grand LOL).
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A CW Posted at 2018-2-9 11:42
These things will replace taxis and trains in the decades to come. I see they already plan to use them to transport vital organs to hospitals for transplants and alike. Would feel very strange sitting in it and the drone flying itself with only you onboard - the future is here (for those with a spare 300 grand LOL).

Yes, the future is bright, as the sky darkens with drone traffic...


I still hope to ride in one, someday...


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Dunno how much I would trust that, but I bet it would be fun to fly manually.
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AlanHd Posted at 2018-2-9 12:03
Dunno how much I would trust that, but I bet it would be fun to fly manually.

There is no piloting involved, it is preprogrammed, you just give it your destination, and it will land at the closest landing dock.
You can build your own model, if you prefer to pilot it.


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RedHotPoker Posted at 2018-2-9 12:09
There is no piloting involved, it is preprogrammed, you just give it your destination, and it will land at the closest landing dock.
You can build your own model, if you prefer to pilot it.

A decade from now, when the skyways are thick with these craft for the commute to work, how long until we see reports of "drone rage" replacing "road rage"  
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Blériot53 Posted at 2018-2-9 13:14
A decade from now, when the skyways are thick with these craft for the commute to work, how long until we see reports of "drone rage" replacing "road rage"

How can you have drone rage, when you have no control over the 184?

No, I think these days would be long over.

Today in Calgary Alberta, there was a 50 car pileup, in the fog. Ouch!!
Imagine a 50 drone crash?? Ha


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RedHotPoker Posted at 2018-2-9 17:41
How can you have drone rage, when you have no control over the 184?

No, I think these days would be long over.

There would certainly be fall-out !   
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Blériot53 Posted at 2018-2-10 00:07
There would certainly be fall-out !

Yes, potential debris. Haha


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Yeah, I'd love to see one of these in person or fly in it. Amazing technology
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Surrealplaces Posted at 2018-2-11 23:25
Yeah, I'd love to see one of these in person or fly in it. Amazing technology

Too bad the person inside has no control, once it lifts off.

It's all auto pilot, until it lands. But the ride would be exhilarating


I look forward to these becoming a world wide phenom...

It might be a great stock investment, getting in on the ground floor.

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Geebax Posted at 2018-2-8 17:42
It did originally, 8 motors on four arms. Now it has 16 motors on eight arms. Look at the very latest version compared tro the original.

Watch this video through and see how the number of motors change: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018- ... ht-in-china/9405072

I think you have to take a note that 8 motors version is one person drone and 16 motor version is two persons drone
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Yeah this one is good one, by the way it make me smile then you thinking that such a big company as Airbus developing drone for transportation, but still so far away from this small company, which already testing drone with people inside and in variety of different weather conditions and i should say it's almost ready for mass production good work.  
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Drshiwas Posted at 2018-2-12 00:23
Yeah this one is good one, by the way it make me smile then you thinking that such a big company as Airbus developing drone for transportation, but still so far away from this small company, which already testing drone with people inside and in variety of different weather conditions and i should say it's almost ready for mass production  good work.

If this thing flies, and it should, it will be popping up around the globe, as insurance gives the go ahead.

Would you volunteer to be one of the first paying passengers.. I would, gladly.
Sign the waiver, and away you go... Haha


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RedHotPoker Posted at 2018-2-12 00:36
If this thing flies, and it should, it will be popping up around the globe, as insurance gives the go ahead.

Would you volunteer to be one of the first paying passengers.. I would, gladly.

yeah, definitely i would. Im very excited about all autonomous vehicles. I would be very happy to have as much autonomous cars and flying things as possible probably if i will have opportunity in some future i will buy tesla like car.
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RedHotPoker Posted at 2018-2-12 00:36
If this thing flies, and it should, it will be popping up around the globe, as insurance gives the go ahead.

Would you volunteer to be one of the first paying passengers.. I would, gladly.

in that video CEO told that ehang will be traveling arround the world and flying to show how it works
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Drshiwas Posted at 2018-2-12 03:44
in that video CEO told that ehang will be traveling arround the world and flying to show how it works

The only high flying around here, are Cheech & Chong, coming soon,  to the River Cree Casino. Ha
March 29 2018.
$49 tickets seems like a reasonable price to go see a home town hero, who hit the big time.

Rae Dawn Chong was born here in Edmonton Alberta, I wonder if she will be in attendance?
Very special guest Shelby Chong is part of the venue. She's a hoot, too. Hahah

If I ever get inside a 184, I will have my Nikon D800 battery fully charged, capturing every moment.Wow, the sights to behold.


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The bad news is, your ehang experienced flyaway. The good news is, you flew away with it so you know where it is. The other bad news is, you have no idea where you are now.

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Jeff Millard Posted at 2018-2-12 14:53
The bad news is, your ehang experienced flyaway. The good news is, you flew away with it so you know where it is. The other bad news is, you have no idea where you are now.

Jeff

Lucky, I live in the same city as the flight. So my bearings are always keen.

If I ever do get lost, I will simply email you, to help retrieve us, from the 100' spruce... Ha



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RedHotPoker Posted at 2018-2-12 15:07
Lucky, I live in the same city as the flight. So my bearings are always keen.

If I ever do get lost, I will simply email you, to help retrieve us, from the 100' spruce... Ha

I'm a drone pilot. My neck hurts from looking up trying to find them. Bring peanuts so you can leave a trail!

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