Australian built Hoverbike prepares for takeoff

Tagged: Australian, Hoverbike, Prototype, Technology
Source: gizmag.com - Read the full article
Posted: 3 years 6 weeks ago

"Adventurous motorcyclists might be familiar with the thrill of getting airborne at the top of a rise, but the Hoverbike is set to take catching some air to a whole new level. With a 1170 cc 4-stroke engine delivering 80 kW driving two ducted propellers, the inventor of the Hoverbike, Chris Malloy, says with its high thrust to weight ratio, the Hoverbike should be able to reach an estimated height of more than 10,000 feet and reach an indicated airspeed of 150 knots (278 km/h or 173 mph). At the moment these are only theoretical figures as the Hoverbike hasn't been put through its paces yet, but Malloy has constructed a prototype Hoverbike and plans to conduct real world flight tests in a couple of months..."

 

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Manic Mouse
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OK now. Picture yourself sitting 10,000 feet in the air with nothing under you except this contraption. Ought to be good for some lovely nightmares...

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That's so cool,nice one Aussies I'd love to get me one of those =)

Looks like something from Minority Report or The Island =P

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Looks like something a super hero or villain might use.

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