13 May, 2012

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Flying Hovercraft for the uber rich

Posted: 13 May 2012 05:30 AM PDT

You might not be the king of the world with this $190,000 Flying Hovercraft, but you could pretty much come close when you think about it. After all, it is no pittance, the price tag of this puppy. Basically, the Flying Hovercraft does what it does best – to glide over land and water, and yet being capable of soaring up in the air for up to 70mph thanks to the aid of integrated wings. There is also the presence of a 130-hp twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled gasoline engine which is turbocharged and fuel-injected.

The engine will in turn drive its 60″ wood/carbon composite thrust propeller, delivering a 1,100-rpm 34″ lift fan that will inflate its durable vinyl-coated nylon skirt so that it can hover above the ground. It will play nice in fresh- and saltwater conditions, and up to 30% inclines over sand, mud, grass, swamp, desert, ice, and snow. A joystick will let you control three vertical rudders and the elevator, a twist friction-lock throttle controls forward speed, and a variable drive system controls the lift fan for hovering. You can brake, of course, thanks to the lowering of the lift fan’s rpms, and it will eventually end up on Kevlar composite landing skids.

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Dragon Grip churns out kung fu noises

Posted: 13 May 2012 05:00 AM PDT

Once in a while, crowdfunding site Kickstarter does have some pretty cool looking projects, where they have ranged from the usual iPhone 4/4S case all the way to a new remake of a classic game (Leisure Suit Larry). Well, what do we have here today? Dragon Grip Interactive, the folks behind real life gaming experiences, has unveiled the Dragon Grip. Just what the heck is the Dragon Grip, does it allow you to literally hold a mythical dragon in the palm of your hands?

Apparently not, but there is still something very oriental about the Dragon Grip, considering this is a patented hand held toy which is capable of churning out kung fu fighting sound effects. Yes sir, no longer do you need to rely on your imagination when you have a couple of action figures in your hands as you regale tales of old to your son before he heads off to dreamland – just use the Dragon Grip for the added dash of sound effects, and I am confident that many years from now, your son who is all grown up, will still be able to remember the kind of realism his bedtime stories sound like thanks to the Dragon Grip.

The Dragon Grip is now available for pre-sale on Kickstarter.com, and this particular project closes on June 24th next month. To have a better idea on what the Dragon Grip is an all action handheld toy which emits fight sounds, verbal taunts as well as general sound effects which will immerse the player in a video game like experience anytime, anywhere. You will need to do your bit in choreographing those sound effects, using your very own fighting moves and style so that a surreal kung fu experience of your own can be created.

The Dragon Grip was inspired by "Legend City" comic books as well as influenced by classic 1970's kung fu martial art films, resulting in a toy which is cool to look at as well as fun to play. The first edition (black with red) and a special Kickstarter Reverse Color Way (red with black) Special Edition will include unique martial arts inspired dragon logos etched onto the device's handle.

Press Release

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