In this case,
the obsession driving this vehicles development was Noel's. He has been
fascinated by dragonflies since he was a kid. When he would go on fishing
trips with his Dad, he would always pick places to cast based on where the
dragonflies hovered. Then he would sit sit in the fishing stillness, while
the dragonflies hovered around him, sometimes using his shoulders for landing
pads. So suing the idea of a Dragonfly as a basis for a helicopter seemed like
So suing the idea of a Dragonfly as a basis for a helicopter seemed like a natural.
chopper is supposed to have one guy -- sometimes two -- in it, laying
down in the forward pod, the "head". To some degreee, you could think
of the dragonfly as a motorcycle of the air in Menda City, though the
vehicle is currently only operated by megacorporations.
of you who are amused by this kind of thing, the original wireframe for
the dragonfly chopper was built using Bryce, since Noel isn't really trained
in any other 3D modeling tool. So he added together shapes until he had
a look he liked.
The image to the right is the vector art version of the dragonfly chopper at night, taking off from its landing pad. In the animation clip, you can see the propulsion source light off for a second as the chopper rises.
power source is something we aren't going to discuss right now. But while
we may happily ignore issues of aerodynamics in favor of a cool look,
the idea of propulsion and power is one of the central concepts being
fought over in Menda City.
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