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Old January 15th 08, 02:19 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting, rec.aviation.homebuilt,rec.aviation.rotorcraft
William Hung[_2_]
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http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/homemade-...unk-313408.php

Way to go Muhammed!

Wil

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Old January 15th 08, 04:26 AM posted to rec.aviation.homebuilt
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True homebuilt spirit. He should join this group.

On Jan 14, 7:19 pm, William Hung wrote:
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/homemade-...-man-builds-wo...

Way to go Muhammed!

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Old January 15th 08, 04:59 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting, rec.aviation.homebuilt,rec.aviation.rotorcraft
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On Jan 14, 7:19*pm, William Hung wrote:
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/homemade-...-man-builds-wo...

Way to go Muhammed!

Wil


I remain extremely skeptical that the thing flys until I see a picture
or video of it in the air.
I mean, 133 hp?? With heavy Toyota car seats (4 of them)? Don't the
smallest helios have over 200 hp?

Ricky
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Old January 15th 08, 05:33 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,rec.aviation.homebuilt,rec.aviation.rotorcraft
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Ricky wrote:
On Jan 14, 7:19 pm, William Hung wrote:
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/homemade-...-man-builds-wo...

Way to go Muhammed!

Wil


I remain extremely skeptical that the thing flys until I see a picture
or video of it in the air.
I mean, 133 hp?? With heavy Toyota car seats (4 of them)? Don't the
smallest helios have over 200 hp?

Ricky


Other articles on the helicopter have reported its maximum altitude as
seven feet. He is hoping to build one that will achieve fifteen feet.
Still an achievement, as that is untethered.

Charles
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Old January 15th 08, 06:22 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,rec.aviation.homebuilt,rec.aviation.rotorcraft
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An accomplishment? Or an accident looking for a crash site?



The 12-meter-long aircraft, which has never flown above a height of
seven feet, is powered by a secondhand 133 horsepower engine from a
Honda Civic. In the basic cockpit there are two Toyota car seats, with a
couple more in the cabin behind. Controls are simple, with an ignition
button, an accelerator lever to control vertical thrust and a joystick
that provides balance and bearing. A camera beneath the chopper
connected to a small screen on the dash gives the pilot ground vision,
and he communicates via a small transmitter.

Mubarak says he learned the basics of helicopter flying through the
internet after he decided it would be easier to build a chopper than a
car. Flying his creation is easy, he claims. "You start it, allow it to
run for a minute or two and you then shift the accelerator forward and
the propeller on top begins to spin," he explains. "The further you
shift the accelerator the faster it goes and once you reach 300 rpm you
press the joystick and it takes off."

Undeterred that his home-made transporter, which lives in a hangar on
campus, lacks the gear to measure atmospheric pressure, altitude and
humidity, Mubarak is working on a new machine which "will be a radical
improvement on the first one in terms of sophistication and aesthetics."

A two-seater with the ability to fly at 15 feet for three hours at a
time, Mubarak's new creation will be powered by a brand-new motor
straight from Taiwan, normally found in motorbikes.
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Old January 15th 08, 06:38 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting, rec.aviation.homebuilt,rec.aviation.rotorcraft
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On Jan 15, 12:29*am, Bertie the Bunyip wrote:
cavelamb himself wrote in news:13oogue62hl6fc7
@corp.supernews.com:

An accomplishment? *Or an accident looking for a crash site?


I've been in Nigeria. It's probably still safer than taking a bus.

Bertie


I would rather see him do this than have him run 409 scams.

Wil
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Old January 15th 08, 07:37 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting, rec.aviation.homebuilt,rec.aviation.rotorcraft
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On Jan 14, 11:22 pm, cavelamb himself wrote:
An accomplishment? Or an accident looking for a crash site?
.........


Hmmmm.... it did not crash yet. But plenty of homebuilts here in North
America have while testing. Plenty of homebuilts here never got off
the ground because they are still in the garage after 20, 30? years
and never get built. Come on... give the youth credit for ambition.
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Old January 15th 08, 10:21 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,rec.aviation.homebuilt,rec.aviation.rotorcraft
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On Mon, 14 Jan 2008 22:37:27 -0800 (PST), wrote in
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Plenty of homebuilts here never got off
the ground because they are still in the garage after 20, 30? years
and never get built. Come on... give the youth credit for ambition.


Exactly. Not only that, but:


http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/homemade-...unk-313408.php
A 24-year-old undergraduate from Nigeria is building helicopters
out of old car and bike parts. Mubarak Muhammed Abdullahi, a
physics student, spent eight months building the yellow model seen
here, using the money he makes from repairing cellphones and
computers.

Eight months! Who has built anything that flies in 8 months?

MMmmm..I guess I have:
http://www.dighera.com/otto_meet_5-23-71_larry.avi :-)
http://www.dighera.com/otto_meet_5-23-71.avi
(These take a little time to load; be patient.)
It still took about a month of weekends to complete.

Historical information he
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.a...a?dmode=source
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Old January 15th 08, 01:57 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,rec.aviation.homebuilt,rec.aviation.rotorcraft
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William Hung wrote:
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/homemade-...unk-313408.php

Way to go Muhammed!

Wil

All he needs is my help in collecting his $18.2 million dollars.
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Old January 15th 08, 03:11 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting, rec.aviation.homebuilt,rec.aviation.rotorcraft
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I would rather see him do this than have him run 409 scams.

Wil


Come on guys. I say this is an "urban" legend. Except that its rural.

All the hallmarks are the No picture or video of the contraption
doing what its claimed it can do, no serious technicalities given, no
real location. The angle of the only picture supplied prevents the
ability to assess in any way the claim that this thing actually flys.

You can't see a motor, the gas tank, the plumbing, or any supporting
equipment. You can't see the controls. It looks positively nose heavy,
overweight in general, and utterly un-airworthy. If this were real
they'd have AT LEAST ONE picture of hit hovering -- and probably a
youtube video of it as well. It would be something to amaze people
with.

Next thing you know they will have set up a website or blog asking for
money to build the new project (the one that will hover 15 feet in the
air)

I think it's fanciful yard art -- and a practical joke on gizmodo. The
Yahoo links don't work and the "raw feed" links to another blog.

Right.

It's internet BS.
 




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