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This is not an echo and even if it is, it's an echo of my own idea and that
might be okay.
There are two types of aircraft here.
The first one is a unipedal vehicle like a pogostick with an umbrella on
top which hops up and down opening and closing its canopy until it's
airborne, then goes
horizontal and floops itself towards its destination.
The second is tripedal. It waltzes across an airfield in a rotary manner
with ever-increasing rotary speed until it can simply glide with its wing-
like bladed legs, then flips over and behaves like a helicopter. This
vehicle can in fact have any number of legs/rotors from three upwards.
Like a pogostick with an umbrella on top
About 13min in. [MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 03 2015]
||//like a pogostick with an umbrella on top which
hops up and down opening and closing its canopy
until it's airborne//
||Baked and wkte. See first link - about 13min in.
||The first is probably the most widely known "haha lookit the newbs can't get off the ground".
||The second needs a bit of 'splainin'. Why does it flip over ?
||Didn't know about the first, but not surprised. Thanks.
||The second flips over because its blades are also its legs.
Fewer bits. I think it might just be in one piece and whizz
round, come to think of it. Not sure whether it should have
passengers at the start but it wouldn't at the end.