Dubai Police Hoverbikes

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Dubai Police Hoverbikes

Postby Bunged Knee » Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:51 pm

Don`t know if it`s ok in here or in Halfway Cafe subforum.

News.com.au of Dubai Police Hoverbikes.

Hoverbikes in Dubai: Police add Hoversurf S3 to their vehicle collection,

MOVE over Robocop. Dubai police have added some seriously cool hoverbikes to their arsenal of crime-fighting tech toys - but the officers had better hope they don’t get caught up in any lengthy pursuits.


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DUBAI police could soon be swooping in on crims from the sky.

The Middle Eastern nation’s cops have been caught training on hoverbikes that they claim will help first responders reach difficult areas more easily.

It marks another extravagant addition to the country’s police force, which already has a Ferrari and Lamborghini among its crime-fighting cars.

And the robocoptors could be one day be piloted by robocops, with Dubai eager to have robots alongside regular police by 2030.

Hoversurf - a Russian-owned company based in California - has gifted Dubai’s police its first serial production of the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles after a deal was signed last year.

The company’s chief operating officer Joseph Segura-Conn said the force could order as many of the $150,000 ($A206,000) hoverbikes as they want.

“They’re going to let us know in the next month or two if they’d like any more ... If they would like 30 or 40, we’ll make it happen for them,” Mr Segura-Conn said, according to CNN.

Police could zip around as high at four metres off the ground atop the 115kg Hoversurf S3, which can reach a maximum speed of about 100km/h.

But they better hope they’re not caught up in any lengthy pursuits. The futuristic vehicle can only be piloted for no longer than 25 minutes, although they can operate for up to 40 minutes if used as a drone.


What if it malfunctions in midflight and careens down to unhelmeted peds in public???

Hey criminals, you`d better have a lot of training to try to outrun them before they get it in operations soon......
ID please? What ID? My seat tube ID is 27.2mm or 31.6mm depending on what bikes I ride today.thanks...

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Re: Dubai Police Hoverbikes

Postby uart » Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:30 pm

Sitting atop unshrouded propellers. :shock: What a ridiculous design.

Obviously just a new toy for some big kids with too much money. A few cops will get killed or maimed on them and then they'll quietly forget about them.
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Re: Dubai Police Hoverbikes

Postby MichaelB » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:23 am

uart wrote:Sitting atop unshrouded propellers. :shock: What a ridiculous design.



Really ? Why .....

:roll:

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Re: Dubai Police Hoverbikes

Postby JPB » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:56 am

MichaelB wrote:
uart wrote:Sitting atop unshrouded propellers. :shock: What a ridiculous design.



Really ? Why .....

:roll:

But perfect for chasing running offenders

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Re: Dubai Police Hoverbikes

Postby MichaelB » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:58 am

JPB wrote:
MichaelB wrote:
uart wrote:Sitting atop unshrouded propellers. :shock: What a ridiculous design.



Really ? Why .....

:roll:

But perfect for chasing running offenders


Will the next mod be 'splash guards' .....

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Re: Dubai Police Hoverbikes

Postby fat and old » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:07 am

I'm impressed with their helmets :lol:

Are these a real thing? I've gotta have one tbh.

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Re: Dubai Police Hoverbikes

Postby Mububban » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:25 am

fat and old wrote:I'm impressed with their helmets :lol:

Are these a real thing? I've gotta have one tbh.



What could possibly go wrong? :D

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Re: Dubai Police Hoverbikes

Postby CKinnard » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:32 am

"Police! STOP!!! or you will be beheaded"

so can they fly it with one hand, so they can shoot with the other?

personally I think they'd be better on a Stealth Bomber B52 electric bicycle, superior in the stealth department.



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Re: Dubai Police Hoverbikes

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:17 pm

Is this another case if a solution looking for a problem?

I guess that it could be justified for chasing criminals fleeing on...
HOVERBIKES!

Hard to see where else it would outdo other options and I certainly do not want anyone flying one of these above me or near me any more than I want people with Chevvies doing donuts in my lounge. I mean, what could possibly go wrong????
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Re: Dubai Police Hoverbikes

Postby opik_bidin » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:06 pm

What we need are more pplice on bikes, particularly BMX who can do tricks and tackle any terrain.

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Re: Dubai Police Hoverbikes

Postby fat and old » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:24 pm

Mububban wrote:
fat and old wrote:I'm impressed with their helmets :lol:

Are these a real thing? I've gotta have one tbh.



What could possibly go wrong? :D



Heaps!!! :lol: But I still want one. :P

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Re: Dubai Police Hoverbikes

Postby kb » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:40 pm

Presumably when something hits the fan, something will hit the fan ;-)
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Re: Dubai Police Hoverbikes

Postby AdelaidePeter » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:51 pm

I'm guessing the thinking is that helicopters are useful for chasing suspected criminals, so why not hoverbikes? There are the obvious advantage of a bird's eye view, and not being held up in traffic.

But then, why have a person on them at all? Why not track suspects with a remote controlled drone? I can see all sorts of advantages: it's lighter (so it can go faster, higher, further); and if it crashes it is less risk both to the operator and to anyone on the ground.

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