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    Default VTOL Truck-Helicopter Hybrid

    This is cool but it looks like it would not last long.













    The Pentagon has ordered this weird vehicle part helicopter part pickup truck. The truck that can take off vertically and land just like a helicopter or as the name says VTOL.
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    Not sure that I see the point with such a vehicle. Seems like waste of either a good truck or a decent air-frame.

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    Isn't a helicopter already a flying truck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wicked_hind View Post
    Isn't a helicopter already a flying truck?

    LOL, yeah but this can do 70mph on pavement.

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    Why would you drive on the pavement when you can fly?

    It looks retarded

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliott70 View Post
    Why would you drive on the pavement when you can fly?

    It looks retarded
    It saves fuel, for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by geo0006 View Post
    This is cool but it looks like it would not last long.






    The Pentagon has ordered this weird vehicle part helicopter part pickup truck. The truck that can take off vertically and land just like a helicopter or as the name says VTOL.
    8 pictures and video in the gallery
    Are those training wheels for the rookie pilots?

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    I guess multi rotor is not as efficient as a single big rotor

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    Quote Originally Posted by IDF_TANKER View Post
    Are those training wheels for the rookie pilots?
    Yep they sure are... If it tilts over its axis it bounces back on those wheels...

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    A great part of logistics of the conflicts in 15 to 20 years will be managed be some sort of derivaive of the research don on these things... Like the K-max already in use... Completely autonomous helis, vehicles for supply and resupply missions...
    There will be a thread on MPnet that goes, "remember when we used people controlled airvehicles to bring stuff from one place to another ?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliott70 View Post
    Why would you drive on the pavement when you can fly?
    Because you can drive to many places you can't fly to and land at.

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    I hope the training wheels are temporary or the enemy will make fun of us LOL

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    Someone's been playing too much Kerbal Space Program...

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    Stupid.. go away

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