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Dubai announces passenger drone plans

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Chris Bott - Moderator14/02/2017 18:43:47
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I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Dubai announces passenger drone plans - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38967235

Edited By Chris Bott - Moderator on 14/02/2017 18:47:28

Don Fry14/02/2017 18:52:43
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First thought, if he sheds a blade, you won't have to worry about hitting the ground. After you, sir.

Peter Miller14/02/2017 19:00:47
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Minced pilot anyone???

Ian Jones14/02/2017 20:11:46
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No pilot Peter! Yipes!

Too reliant on nothing going wrong for me.

Gary Manuel14/02/2017 20:22:10
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Pilot too scared to get in it!

Jon Laughton14/02/2017 22:49:19
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Yes and it's almost as dangerous as those iron horse things where your breath will be sucked out of your lungs if it goes too fast: good job there is going to be someone walking in front with a flag! And don't get me started on the horseless carriage.......😜

Don Fry15/02/2017 06:39:56
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After you then Jon.

Jon Laughton15/02/2017 08:10:41
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Hey no problem Don - I'm happy to hold your girly hand

Jon - Laser Engines15/02/2017 08:47:18
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fit it with a mini fridge and i might enjoy my commute home at little more!

J D 815/02/2017 10:33:17
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I just hope the doors don't open until the blades stop spinning.wink

John Muir15/02/2017 10:59:00
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Wonder how easy it is to hack?

GONZO15/02/2017 11:08:32
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It can go anywhere the passengers desires, just input the destination on the screen, as long as its not too far away and most important of all the destination has the required re charging station and staff to connect it up!no

Geoff S15/02/2017 12:01:19
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I was amused by the comment made by Dr Steve Wright that he would have to be taken on board Kicking and screaming. I couldn't quite work out if there is an on-board pilot or if it's remotely controlled. In either case I think I go with Dr Wright's assessment.

I'm not absolutely sure but I suspect Dr Wright may have been a graduate trainee I interviewed for a post in the electronics and instrumentation dept at RR Derby back in around 1990. I know he moved to Bristol after working at RR and he was certainly a very bright lad. His then girl friend did work for me and she too was a lot cleverer than I am

Geoff

JTN-IE15/02/2017 12:02:05
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Dr Steve Wright, senior lecturer in avionics and aircraft systems at the University of the West of England, told the BBC that safety would have to be paramount.

"The way these systems work, making them work normally is easy. The tricky bit is making systems that are resilient to failure," he said.

"I would like to see the drone flying for at least 1000 hours before I saw a human in it."

 

Crying laughing ,but something tells me these motor car things will never take off......

 

Dr Wright added that he would not be volunteering for an early flight.

"I'd have to be taken on board kicking and screaming."

Edited By Jonathan Blackmore on 15/02/2017 12:03:43

Don Fry15/02/2017 12:05:44
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Posted by Jon Laughton on 15/02/2017 08:10:41:

Hey no problem Don - I'm happy to hold your girly hand

You would smudge my nail varnish with your rough hairy cold hands.

Stephen Wright 302/04/2017 20:33:32
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Hello Geoff Sleath

Ha! Found you at last. Delighted to hear that somehow we have both survived the intervening decades. I was wondering about you just the other day (not like I fancy you or anything you understand...)

I should stress to the forum that Goeff's influence on my life and career was far greater and more valuable than merely giving me a job at RR.

It would excellent to make contact and swap drone/model stories - google "steve wright uwe" to cut through the cyber-haze.

In the meantime, this might amuse:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0GUTAdDpJs

Best wishes

Steve

Stephen Wright 303/04/2017 13:59:47
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I forgot to add the following link, that I wrote to expand on the issues raised....

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/kicking-screaming-drones-steve-wright

Enjoy!

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