Elon Musk's Hype-loop (13 Oct, 2017)

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Re: Elon Musk's Hype-loop (13 Oct, 2017)

Postby aardvark_admin » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:42 pm

roygbiv wrote:I don't think that will happen in my lifetime. That proposal is going to be a very hard sell indeed to the flying public for the very reason that you state. Plus, it will be a valid reason not to use the Hype-loop, just imagine being in a pod en-route that has stopped for some reason or other and will not start again.

Yes, especially with a dozen more pods coming up from behind at supersonic speed (gulp!).

And being a "loop", I guess there'll also have to be another tube for traffic going the other way because, unlike trains, there won't be an easy way to shunt one train off to one side and allow them to pass safely when going in opposite directions on the same piece of track. That's got to double the cost.
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Re: Elon Musk's Hype-loop (13 Oct, 2017)

Postby phill » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:53 pm

85% of Aviation Accidents are Caused by Pilot Error.

https://www.avbuyer.com/articles/busine ... rror-28950

AI pilots cant come soon enough for me

if it wasnt for the pilots union and caa friends it would likely have happened decades ago

as for the pod
a hydraulic 3 inch extension to the side wall if the unit stops and a battery drill .. no probs
can even poke a small flag through it
( ,,,,,,,, ....... A E I O U use em sparingly theres probably not enough )
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