Friday, August 18, 2006

Peroxide Propulsion

With all the bad press that hydrogen peroxide has been getting lately, Top Men thought we should take this opportunity to show you one of the many ways it benefits mankind...

Rigging your gyrocopter for a vertical takeoff.

Ill-advised? Nonsense.

Normally gyrocopters are propelled forward - moving through the wind spins the rotors enough to provide lift. But this guy uses the hydrogen peroxide as a propellant at the tip of the rotors to pre-spin for very close to a vertical takeoff.

Oh, and he very nearly takes the camera guy's head off.

On with the show...

Movie - Take-off & bad landing
Movie - Take-off & transition

(Thanks Tony)

Previous related Wohba links:
Insane Flying Man
Learning to Fly


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