Japanese Back Pack Helicopter

JBS

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SOF applications?

It uses 4 motors, and can fly even if 2 of them fail. It reaches up to 100 km per hour, and up to 3,000 ft. altitude. It can carry over 100 kgs., and as a last resort, should 3 of the 4 motors fail, it can deploy a parachute.


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AWP

Formerly Known as Freefalling
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At some point we're going to oversaturate our soldiers with required skillsets. Training for one event takes time and money away from another. Introducing this into the mix could be complicated.
 

Paddlefoot

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Funny, I came across that vid about a week ago.

Didn't the Army once develop a prototype helicopter that was incorporated a backpack harness, main and tail rotor and controls that swung out in front?

The idea being that it could be airdropped to somebody in a remote area.
 
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7point62

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These one-man flying machines never seem make it with the military, but sure could have civvie recreational applications...to the ultralight, powered-parachute crowd. Gotta watch those power lines.
 

Typhoon

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At some point we're going to oversaturate our soldiers with required skillsets. Training for one event takes time and money away from another. Introducing this into the mix could be complicated.
You mean it doesn't work by just saying "GO GO GADGET!" ? :D
 
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7point62

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None of these Larry Lightbulb Gizmos they can come up with can ever beat Skyhook for pure sick craziness that works. God dam, that has to be the greatest thrill ride ever invented. :D
 
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