Wednesday, September 16, 2009

LOOK, UP IN THE SKY. IT'S A BIRD. IT'S A PLANE. IT'S ...

I was out walking the dogs the other day and heard what I assumed was a swarm of insects approaching. I looked around but saw nothing as the sound grew louder. Then, with cat like reflexes, I looked up to see a small object in the sky. It was headed towards the airport just a stones throw from where we were. I dispatched the dogs and proceeded to the tarmac. I arrived just in time to snap a picture of the creature. It is a Sportcopter Gyroplane which is sort of an airplane that fell in love with a helicopter and reproduced. The model is call The Vortex. They have a neat video on their website. You may view it by clicking here. Maybe man was meant to fly after-all.

24 comments:

  1. I like the way you described the origin of The Vortex. Nice thing to be able to fly the The Vortex.

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  2. Oh wow, it must be awesome to fly this! You will actually be able to feel the wind! Hmmm… just as long as the wind's not too strong, that is.

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  3. The name is not promising, but the contraption is fascinating: it has all the faults of a helicopter mixed with the shortcomings of a miniplane.
    But it could land on my terrace and what a pictures I could take from above!

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  4. It looks like the air version of the Smart Car. MB

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  5. hum I don't know I think I prefer to take a "safe" walking!
    And...think about the storms and winds! It's so dangerous!
    Léia

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  6. MB took my comment, curses! Since its only for one, I dont think I would ever get in one. I am a chicken.

    My football picks were straight up, I am not good enough to do the spread.

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  7. Wow, I have never seen an aircraft like this before.....
    Looks cooooool. :-)

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  8. Whatever it is, I want one! That would make me the envy of the neighborhood!

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  9. Very interesting. I think I'd be scared though.

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  10. It's cute, but I doubt I could bring myself to go up in it!

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  11. "Cat like reflexes." Can I steal your description for my way of shooting? It sounds so "man-of-action," so James Bond.

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  12. I have heard of these...thanks for the photo...but they remind me of a motorcycle with a rotor...would you fly one?

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  13. It's a DEATH TRAP! :-)

    It looks kinda scary really.

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  14. No way, you couldn't pay me to get in one of those.

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  15. Wow, unbelievable that this thing can fly. Thanks for introducing the Vortex. Although I'm not sure if I want to fly one.

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  16. ''Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines''! :-)

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  17. That is really cute, but I think I'd be scared to death in it.

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  18. this is awesome! I can't believe that tiny thing can fly...nor would I want to try it. LOL.

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  19. I think this is small enough to park in the garage. I want one.

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  20. I had never came across the creature before...wish to watch in real soon :)

    Nice post with informative lines!

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  21. So I'm guessing it doesn't take much space to take off and land. How cool is that!

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  22. Very interesting! This might be the future of individual mobility. Well, maybe in 50 years or so.

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