Japan shows spherical flying machine

The world’s first spherical flying machine was developed and presented by Japan’s Ministry of Defense. It can fly in all directions, hover like a helicopter and even roll over onto the ground…continue reading at tokyotimes.jp

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12 responses to “Japan shows spherical flying machine

  1. Not botherd it’s not anti gravity is it

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  2. Today in Poland recorded ufo

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  3. the opposite of gravity is comedy

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  4. No, it is not, but quite an ingenious device. I created something of that nature, but full sized. It’s a small person sized craft in which a person can operate from the inside. It is moves up, down, side to side also. You Will see this craft soon once speed and control are tweaked.

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  5. Also, it weighs less than 20lbs.

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  6. If its not a Chinese Lantern, then it must be a Japanese Ball…or an American Balloon.

    Graig, I am looking forward to your device. 🙂

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  7. also it’s another thing in the sky to make sighting more of an explaination not swamp gas

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  8. A helicopter in a cage, yawn, but is there a second propeller on the bottom in opposite rotation to keep the cage from spinning? There is no tail stabilisation rotor as most ‘copters have unless they have a second main rotor in opposition. Video is too dark. Incremental engineering at best. However, the motor is obviously electric and perhaps could employ a free-energy motor design to give it extended or unlimited flight time. Cute. Like a lot of the Nihon Robot toys.

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  9. Awesome toy….I could see some application for it as a remote-controlled spying device.

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  10. Clip on a powerful LED and we could explain a good few glowing orbs that can change direction within an instant…mmmm.

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  11. A many celestial orbs we see in the skies and distant space are based on similar technology . yet they are advance star-ships .and their star crew members … ..we are inching our way into the realm of the celestial world …

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  12. @zuvrick – the control surfaces deflect the downward flow of air from the prop in a counter rotating stream, this is what balances the torque from the prop – the greater the torque, the greater the counter-torque, therefore, self stabilising.

    Arigato

    http://www.wonderhowto.com/news/wonderment/japans-flying-tumbling-reconnaissance-sphere-soars-37-mph-0128795/

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