27 Feb '13, 11am

NSL takes their propeller driven car to the drive through

NSL takes their propeller driven car to the drive through

Actually the prop arc is kind of small, so sticking random body parts in it is not what most worries me. What most worries me is that it’s a wooden propeller, which have been known to splinter, and fracture and throw a sharp stake out at high velocity. In it’s intended use on a model aircraft this risk is dealt with by model clubs having flightline safety procedures, and the fact that most of the time, at full bore the nearest humans are going to be a good distance away from it. It is also going to be up in the air, and not subject to bits of road grit and small stones being flung at it by passing traffic, the highest risk of that on a model aircraft is on landing, when it will be throttled back, or on takeoff, where it would be going away from humans. If this contraption is only used to drive around fields and empty parking lots by the occupants the risk is small. If used...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2013/02/27/nsl-takes-their-propeller-...

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