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At speeds greater than 50mph, the tethered glider is deployed from the back of your car, the cable unspooling about 10-20 metres. If you slow down or brake suddenly, the cable is quickly spooled back in again.
The glider's control surfaces can be controlled via signal wires buried in the tether,
allowing bored children in the back seat to make the glider swoop and turn in your car's slipstream and pretend the car is being chased by an extremely skilfully piloted aeroplane. It can also (of course) display short messages on an integral LED display and drop flour bombs on tailgaters.
[angel, Nov 02 2006]
Sorta similar, at least toward the end of the annos. [baconbrain, Nov 02 2006]
Not the same thing at all
But real fun, all the same. [DrCurry, Nov 03 2006]
What 21Quest said...
It's an ad. [Ehrm, Nov 05 2006]
Similar idea. [phoenix, Jun 01 2010]
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||Quite small - maybe 2ft wingspan.
||That's funny, I thought you actually wanted it to carry children...
||if it were bigger, and could carry a
average grown man, this could be a new
olympic sport: car-drawn glider riflery.
imagine a olympic marksman, on a
glider, as he wizzes past targets, takes
shots at them with his rifle. OR.. his
||or maybe have a duel between two
crossing, car-drawn gliders! with their
riders armed with wiffle bats, vials of
vegetable oil and paintball guns! trying
to evict their opponent from their
||I have been working on this idea (I say that like a halfbakery idea takes me several months of research and testing). Fortunately [phoenix] has bumped this and saved me the bother of searching.
||For the record, I had three electric R/C models following each other. With flour bombs.
||What prevents the bored children from accidentally or intentionally crashing the glider into the either ground, or certain other targets?