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Tue Dec 4, 2018, 10:13 AM

Great idea! Imagine if we had these on 9/11

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6458215/Self-flying-DRONES-used-save-people-high-rise-blazes.html

Self-flying drones could be used to rescue people from fires in tower blocks by unfolding into safety nets mid-air.

Net Guard drones would use GPS to pinpoint the location of the fire once a distress signal has been received then head to the necessary building, avoiding traffic below.

Once close enough to the building, the drone would then unfold into four propeller-powered parts, a safety net pulled tight in the centre.

This net would be made from a quadruple layer of polyurethane, the designers said, and would be strong enough to then carry the weight of a regular adult.

The drone would also keep track of the evacuee using sensors, allowing it to be positioned correctly were person in need of jumping.


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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 03:51 PM

1. Sum Ting Wong

smells like bs.

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Response to Qukid (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 04:23 PM

2. Hard to say

In principle it makes sense. I'd have to see it in action.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 05:36 PM

3. maybe a small fleet of these could be staged at fire stations in big cities

but, emergency equipment must be tested and drills held frequently enough that the firemen are familiar. . i'm wondering if the lives of a few penthouse dwellers is worth this expense?

it might be more econpmical to require buildung owners to stage parachutes on the highest floor and require those who live and work there to qualify as base jumpers.

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