How to make a camera attachment for your rail.
The first thing you’ll need is a USB bore scope camera. There’s a variety of them on amazon.com.
The best one I had experience with is the DBpower bore scope camera (best for the pistol camera). It has the USB type A connection as the standard connection. Second, you’re gonna need a laser rail mount.
The inside diameter is around 10mm (the bore scope camera is around 7-8mm in diameter).Next, to fill the gap, you’re gonna need to find or make your own sleeve to tighten the tolerances.
You can use electrical tape and wrap it around the camera. The electrical tape can also help reduce the shock & vibrations of the muzzle blast. Also, you can use a 3d printer to print a nylon fiber sleeve.
Don’t tighten the screws just yet when you insert the camera into the laser rail mount. Fit the mount onto the rail. Turn on the camera through the android smartphone or PC laptop. Afterwards, have the camera leveled up right as much as possible. On the Android phone, use the aiming reticle in the M.T.A.S. app to level out the camera. Finally, after the camera has been leveled, tighten the screw that locks the camera into place. Then tighten the screws that lock the mount onto the rail.
Jet bikes in the near future?
With technology getting cheaper, building materials getting lighter and stronger, and new manufacturing practices, It is possible to build a jet bike. There are miniature turbine engines that run in the ball park of $4,000 each (shipping and taxes not being included of course). Granted, these engines put out 48 pounds of thrust, but they are much cheaper than the Williams International F107 engine, that costs around $190,000. Yves Rossy, Inventor of the jet wing pack, maintained flight with four of these miniature turbine engines (more info). Traveling at speeds over 125 miles per hour, from Calais, France to England, Rossy flew over the English channel in 13 minutes.
Said by YouTuber the Hacksmith “..a minimum of 6 engines..” would be needed to get enough thrust. To help steer the vehicle at low speeds, thrust vectoring can be used similarly to the X-31 experimental aircraft, AV-8B Harrier II, F-22 raptor, and F-35B Lightning II. Also, the body itself could be made from carbon fiber composite or 3D printed out of aluminum with Divergent3D’s technology, saving time and production costs with minimal environmental impact. Furthermore, with 3D modeling software being easily accessible, and Youtube tutorials teaching on how to design, a design concept can be made within a few days.
Who knows, maybe one day these jet bikes would be mass produced, costing about the same as a Corvette Stingray or a Shelby GT350R. Now It’s just a matter of who would take up the gauntlet. An entrepreneur? Say these machines do hit the market, I would not hesitate in getting my pilot’s license. Besides, It definitely beats sitting in stop and go traffic or commuting on a crowded train. Ultimately, speaking from personal experience, it beats having to worry about distracted drivers hitting you while riding a motorcycle.