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PAM Lifting Vehicle: Yet Another Segway-like Flying Deathtrap

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If you didn't get enough of the Vertipod from last month, another Segway-like flying vehicle called PAM has shown up on the radar —literally. Like the Vertipod, a simple shifting of the weight points the PAM in the appropriate direction. So, in theory, it should be simple to operate (so why do you need a pilot's license?). More info after the jump.

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The $50,000 PAM is powered by two 105-hp engines that can propel it up to 60 mph. Compare that to the Vertipod's 440cc lawnmower engine, 40 mph top speed and sticker price of $10,000. That having been said, it is probably not surprising when I say that I would have to recommend the Vertipod as my flying nerd-killer of choice. [Product Page via Gizmag via DVICE]

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brokenmachine
Broken Machine

"So, in theory, it should be simple to operate (so why do you need a pilot's license?)"

Have you even flown a plane? It's not the difficulty of operation that necessitates a license, it's issuing the rules of operation. Planes are not difficult (insert Microsoft Flight Simulator rating joke), but an untrained pilot could ruin someone's day.