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Old 08-12-2021, 04:39 PM
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....That's exactly what I was going to suggest!
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Old 08-12-2021, 05:14 PM
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....That's exactly what I was going to suggest!
For this type of airplane cup holders would have to be on a gimbal.
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Old 08-18-2021, 11:15 AM
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I thought of one more design item.. Some sort of integrated mountpoint to carry a Onewheel under a wing or belly. These things seem to be in the infancy of catching on now, especially since some of the YouTube personalities (e.g. Trent Palmer). Once the pricetag comes down to reasonable levels (or the patent expires), I can see a lot of people using these to navigate around the destination airport area.

..and if anyone from the factory is reading this.. you definitely need to tell Rian that the company needs to buy one for "research purposes"
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Old 08-18-2021, 12:21 PM
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I thought of one more design item.. Some sort of integrated mountpoint to carry a Onewheel under a wing or belly. These things seem to be in the infancy of catching on now, especially since some of the YouTube personalities (e.g. Trent Palmer). Once the pricetag comes down to reasonable levels (or the patent expires), I can see a lot of people using these to navigate around the destination airport area.

..and if anyone from the factory is reading this.. you definitely need to tell Rian that the company needs to buy one for "research purposes"
Already on our radar, actually for quite some time. Letís just say Iím not fully proficient (Iím old, it takes time) but I have some meaningful amount of time logged on a Pint, hah.

But - first things first.

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For this type of airplane cup holders would have to be on a gimbal.
DJI Osmo Cupholder?
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Old 08-19-2021, 01:58 AM
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DJI Osmo Cupholder?
I donít recall Bob Hoover needing no steenkiní cup holder!
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Old 08-19-2021, 01:57 PM
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2+2 seat
+2 seats folding jump seats

Wing hard points
Slats
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Possibly 2 engine mounts/cowls for 4/6 cylÖJet-A?

Wide-ish stance, not too short coupled.
Porter style gear.
Ability to fly up to cruise speed with doors off/windows open.
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Old 08-19-2021, 02:31 PM
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Default hah...

"...These things seem to be in the infancy of catching on now..."

...and the funniest thing I saw multiple times at Oshkosh this year, was people trying to learn how to stand on them!

Admittedly, not funny for them, at least one had to go to the ER...but the ones trying to do it with a beer in one hand, well...
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Old 08-28-2021, 07:50 AM
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I have a suggestion most can agree on. I suggest Vans provide at least a snippet of an update every now and then. It's been a month since the announcement and not a peep. Maybe a better definition of "Backcountry Capable" so we know what side of the performance spectrum Vans is leaning.

Sonex was pretty forthcoming this week with their high wing announcement.
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Old 08-28-2021, 07:58 AM
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I have a suggestion most can agree on. I suggest Vans provide at least a snippet of an update every now and then. It's been a month since the announcement and not a peep. Maybe a better definition of "Backcountry Capable" so we know what side of the performance spectrum Vans is leaning.

Sonex was pretty forthcoming this week with their high wing announcement.
I second that. All in favor..........
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Old 08-28-2021, 08:27 AM
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I thought of one more design item.. Some sort of integrated mountpoint to carry a Onewheel under a wing or belly. These things seem to be in the infancy of catching on now, especially since some of the YouTube personalities (e.g. Trent Palmer). Once the pricetag comes down to reasonable levels (or the patent expires), I can see a lot of people using these to navigate around the destination airport area.

..and if anyone from the factory is reading this.. you definitely need to tell Rian that the company needs to buy one for "research purposes"
One Wheels are fine, clever (although expensive) innovation. Iím an old shredder and I understand the attraction, especially for pilot transportation. Iíve ridden them a fair amount and found them pretty easy to ride. The downside is that at my advancing age I look silly in the required flat-billed skateboarder hat, and more importantly the penalty for going down is increasingly high. I donít bounce as well as I used to. Iíve opted for a scooter instead. My Segway NineBot will go 20mph and 28 miles and costs about 1/3 that of a One Wheel and weighs the same. I agree with the attraction of mounting hard points, but Iíd hope that theyíd be flexible enough to accommodate a variety of electric toys, not just the current GenX fad.
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