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Dubai police to get 'hoverbikes'

Old Oct 15th 2017, 6:35 pm
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Dubai police announce electric Star Wars-style hoverbikes for officers at Gitex tech conference - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Russian made , but production will be in Dubai. Can only fly 6 km or 25mins flying time. Doesn't apear practical , so maybee it is just a PR gmmick, like those supercars in police livery.

Dubai police announce electric Star Wars-style hoverbikes for officers at Gitex tech conference - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Those blades are going to need shrouding....

Would be fun to watch it kick up dust/sand or just any old flotsam and jetsam.

Which reminds me of an incident from the early 90s in Abu Dhabi. I , along with throngs of others, was at the corniche watching the powerboat races. This area of the corniche was sandy , leading to some people pitching tables and lounge chairs . An Abu Dhabi civil or military Puma helicopter passed over the people and then hovered for awhile directly over the people at a very low altitude, kicking up a hellva lot of sand and sending the picnic tables and chairs flying . 1 table ended up cartwheeling down the sandy slope and smacked some expat Arab guy and his family relaxing on the sand. The guy got pissed and started fighting the owner of the table.
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Old Oct 16th 2017, 4:30 am
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I'd think the concentration and effort in handling such a device will completely remove the ability to observe any other activities. Take your eye of the task in hand and it's going to be like a humans in a mad blender., Yeah, and all that dust
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Old Oct 16th 2017, 6:17 am
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Saw that at GITEX, looked pretty cool but not sure on the practicality...

Had some other cool developments like remote control cars with mini drones that launch off the back of them.
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