Over the last few years we have seen many attempts at VTOL concepts and personal airplanes. Few have been as smooth as the Lilium Jet Air Taxi. This cool little guy can take off vertically and fly at speeds up to 186 mph (same number for range). The Lilium airplane was originally going to be sold as a private aircraft but will now be used for ride sharing only (think Uber of the air). The Lilium Jet uses 36 individual electric fans for vertical and horizontal propulsion and should be on the market in the next few years. Video of the Lilium Jet in action after the break. (more…)
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It looks like the 2014 prototype electric motorcycle is finally making it to production in 2019. Pricing and specs are still a mystery with the Harley-Davidson LiveWire. There is no gasoline used as this is an all-electric powertrain with a magnetic electric motor mounted low in the frame. I am not sure this will appeal to Harley-Davidson riders as they typically like to be the loudest and most annoying guys in...
First glance at the Structure Cycleworks SCW1 and you realize this isn’t your traditional mountain bike. The suspension designers threw out years of traditional suspension forks and opted for a linkage-style suspension. “The telescoping suspension fork has been highly refined over the past quarter-century, but will always suffer from two major drawbacks: instability under load and friction,” Structure Cycleworks CEO Loni Hull tells us. “The former...
Who knew there was a tiny Jeep copycat running around? Not I. The Mahindra Roxor lives somewhere between an old Jeep CJ and a UTV. It is made in India by Mahindra which has been making vehicles for over 70-years. In fact Mahindra makes things like airplanes, tractors, and cars.
The Roxor is already for sale in the USA starting at around $15,000. The Roxor is not street legal, but either is a UTV (typically). The Jeeps are assembled in the US from CKD (completely knocked down) kits shipped from India. Read on for more details, pictures, and video. (more…)
The Hitch Hotel (currently lives on Kickstarter) is a portable hotel for your car or truck, assuming you have a class 2 or higher hitch. It serves double duty as a storage box when closed (60 cubic feet of storage), and can hold three full sized bikes inside. When you are ready to convert the Hitch Hotel ($3,200) into a bedroom you simply extend the unit and deploy the adjustable legs. Inside you will find windows, vents, and a queen sized bed. ...
Thank goodness for these security cameras near the Little Avenue railway train tracks in Barrie, Ontario. These security cameras catch a few angles of this Tesla Model S getting some serious height and distance. The 46-year old driver and his passenger were treated for minor injuries, and the drier was charged with unsafe driving. The crash (off-camera) happened after landing and crashing into the Assikinack Public School parking lot. Full videos after the break. (more…)
The Ford Raptor is a pretty great (and expensive) truck in its own right. But bigger is
always usually better. This beautiful beast is the DEFCO BA350. It is a one-ton diesel truck with Raptor looks and DNA, and yes “BA” does stand for bad ass.
The truck manages to look like a Ford Raptor at the one-ton size with proper scale. They achieved this with massive raptor styled fenders, 43- inch military-grade tires, and beefy King suspension. There are a few options available for the BA350; Stage 1, 1.5, 2, and 3. Check out videos and more details after the break (and a link for a chance to win your own BA350 truck). (more…)
DJI has done it again. They just released two new drones, the Mavic 2 Pro ($1,449) and Mavic 2 Zoom ($1,249). Some of the technology is the same, and some is massively improved.
The Mavic 2 Pro comes with a Hasselblad camera, 1″ CMOS Sensor, adjustable aperture, 10-bit Dlog-M, 10-bit HDR video, and hyperlapse (time lapse shots). Long story short, a badass camera.
Both new Mavic 2 drones have longer flight times (up to 31 minutes), a longer range (up to 8km), full omnidirectional obstacle sensing (about time!), ActiveTrack 2.0, and more.
Damn you DJI. Just when I think the competition is catching up your technology takes another leap forward. My credit card number is _ _ _ _…
Video of the Mavic 2 in action after the break. (more…)
The Gibbs Terraquad Amphibious UTV plays well on land and in the water. In fact it can go 50mph on land and 45mph on the water. Very respectable speeds for both.
The downfall of such a Swiss Army Knife style of vehicle is that it won’t be a “great” UTV or boat. It will be good enough, however. It has tiny tires and just rear wheel drive. In other words, don’t expect to conquer the rubicon trail in this amphibious UTV.
It would be perfect for getting around a ranch, trailer park on the river, or the retirement community on the lake. Video and pictures of the Gibbs Terraquad after the break. (more…)