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I want this for Christmas:
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The Vertipod looks a bit like a one-passenger helicopter turned upside-down. Its propeller is on the bottom and the pilot stands on a platform built around it with back support and controls at waist-level.
It is powered by a 440-cubic-centimeter engine that runs on gasoline or ethanol and can be activated with a pull-start, like a lawnmower. The VertiPod is intended to travel five to 15 feet above ground at a top speed of 40 mph. Bitar said it will be sold for $10,000 in a kit that can be assembled in a weekend.
“It actually flies, unlike a hovercraft, which is just a ground effect,” Bitar said. “It could have applications for law enforcement, especially border patrol, but it will also be available to the consumer market.”
Too cool for school.
Stephen

Posted on: November 30, 2007, 8:00 pm Category: Uncategorized