Hybrid Helicopter

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  1. Velocity173

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  2. Hang 4

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    Mike Patey did the same with Scrappy. He can charge the bikes with solar panels on top of the wings.
     
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    Awww, isn't that cute!


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    Okay now they're just ****ing around and calling it "research"
     
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    I wouldn’t want to be in the field with a electric bike

    The stealth factor is one thing, but the lack of range or refuel anywhere is too large to overlook. Call me when a electric wins the gumball race

    Still dirtbikes on a helicopter, that’s pretty badass
     
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    Strange looking motorcycle, looks like its set up to ride to the post office. Mirrors? fenders?
     
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    Yeah, you need really stealthy bikes since no one is going to hear the helicopter or anything...
     
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    I bet the electric motorcycle stealth military guys will still ***** that no one sees them coming, people keep pulling out in front of them, blah blah blah…
     
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    Electric - stealth? Bah - THIS is a special forces motorcycle

     
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    I guess the special forces could travel a good distance in silence with the electric bikes.
     
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    I’ve also seen a mini motorcycle that was designed to be dropped with the American airborne in WWII. Harley made it I think
     
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    That's why you take the helo part way, and the bike the rest of the way.
     
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    This looks like more fun to me.....:rolleyes:
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    In case you haven't been paying attention, Mike Patey does contract work with the DoD SOCOM.

    Connect the dots...