• Aug 8, 2006


We can't think of what this has to do with auto-related news besides the fact it has four wheels, a motor and was posted on Streetfire.net, a site that predominantly hosts auto-related videos. Regardless, it gets a post on Autoblog for causing painful fits of laughter and at least one documented case of soda evacuation from an olfactory orifice.

[Source: Streetfire.net]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      I meant to say "had lawnmowers, the Red Baron doghouse (Snoopy), and various other shapes."

      Though it looks like quite a few people already beat me to the clarification by the time I submitted anyway.
      • 8 Years Ago

      Ponder a full scale militarized interceptor fighter version of that thing!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I just have one question. Where can I buy one
      • 8 Years Ago
      If anything, it's a paper look-alike of a lawnmower, mounted on a model airplane.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well, there are actually flying full size lawnmowers, (hover really) called Flymo's. My parents had a couple of them and they worked great, that was about 40 years ago. I've not seen them in the US in years, but relatives in England have them. My brother had one when he was in Germany. Check it out.

      http://www.flymo.co.uk/node513.aspx?cid=307
      • 8 Years Ago
      Neff, why is this funny? Cute, yes, but way too long except as an RC demo.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ummm, ok. How does this create lift? No wings = no lift = no flying = fake.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Chivo, don't be a dumbass, lookie here:

      http://aerofiles.com/nasa-M2F2.jpg
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have just one question....
      what might be the use ?? :D
      trimming trees?? or.....on a sci-fi remake of crouching tiger hidden dragon :)
      • 8 Years Ago
      The real issue is why was there no warning that they were playing Cotton Eye Joe in the background. I think my ears are bleeding.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Not a fake... this video is a couple years old, originally surfaced on a model airplane enthusiast forum, I believe.

      This device was not a lawnmower rigged to fly... it was a model helicopter rigged to look like a lawnmower. The engineering challenge was substantial, I imagine. The 'blade' was a fan propeller which drew air from where the 'engine' sat. I don't recall if there were secondary fans to prevent rotation. The handle and body were made of very lightweight materials; the handle provided horizontal and vertical stabilization to some degree.

      If you take a really good look, you can tell that the shapes are *not exactly* what they'd look like on a real lawnmower. It's just a very convincing mockup that they managed to make stable in flight.
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