Macbook Pro + lots of fans = liftoff?

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  1. Syonidism macrumors regular

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    just out of curiousity;

    how many fans and how much rpm would i need to lift off tha macbook pro from the ground?..

    image is rough draft :p

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  2. Syonidism thread starter macrumors regular

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    here is another project variation ( i call it pFly MARK II )

    basically i open crysis on everything full on a macbook pro and let the hot air baloon fly.

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    again i apologise for the rough draft, been busy with this project:p
     
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    I hope you're using firewire to power those, because you won't get enough from USB.
     
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  7. electroshock macrumors 6502a

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    Testing the Sudden Motion Sensor for various hard drives, perhaps. :D
     
  8. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

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    No it's for the new iTablet. It will float alongside you and thus you won't even need to hold it in your hands.

    :)

    P.S. I don't understand the first picture at all. The propellors are facing backwards and then the airflow is pointing downwards???
     
  9. Syonidism thread starter macrumors regular

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    wow.... umm... i thought it was like... crystal clear, there is like 3 things there.

    there are fans facing down which levitates it ( hence FAN ) and the propellers make it move forwards and backwards ( Hence Propeller )...
     
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    roughly 92% of the intenet is useless garbage, this makes the cut.

    STOP WASTING MY INTERNETS.
     
  11. iCheddar macrumors 6502a

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    Well, considering the drag coefficient ratio on a notebook like that. And of course once one factors in the formula for unladen swallow airspeed velocity...

    I imagine you will the whole fan.
     
  12. Meever macrumors 6502a

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    Topic title is misleading. It says lots of fans, but all I see are two wind mills.

    What the hell? What's the point of this? Are you trying to get your Macbook Pro to run off wind power?
     
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    But can it survive being sucked into an Airbus and going for a swim in the Hudson?
     
  15. RKpro macrumors 6502

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    hmm, for the first draft...

    Lifting a 2.5kg notebook with fans would require a lot of air flow, and it would be unstable once it's in the air. It would just flip over, and propel it self toward the ground. I would just fit some soft of flexible rubber skirt around the MBP to form a cushion of air, making it into a hover craft.
     
  16. spillproof macrumors 68020

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    Does it have an outboard camera for self navigation?
     
  17. groove-agent macrumors 6502a

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    The ultimate in portability...

    The new .... Macbook Air.
     
  18. Syonidism thread starter macrumors regular

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    I assure you sir our marketing & PR dept. is working on a great excuse for that.

    Also our engineers say hello and thank you with ^.^ this.
     
  19. Willis macrumors 68020

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    or get a high capacity model helicopter rotor and tail blade with downward facing fans to stabilise on the side... much simpler
     

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