The Aero-X hover bike will hit the market in 2017 allowing riders to fly over the ground.
Hover vehicles are not a new idea, but none have been successful. That will change in 2017. Then, the Aero-X hovercraft will hit the market, allowing riders to fly over the ground.
The hover bike and brainchild of engineering company Aerofex, first appeared as a prototype back in 2007. The Aero-X is not designed for ground travel, and instead will fly over flat ground and hilly terrain while up to 10 feet in the air and hitting speeds up to 45 miles per hour.
It can remain in hover mode for about 75 minutes. Riders don't need a pilot's license to operate the vehicle. That's because the hover bike is controlled just like a motorcycle rather than an aircraft. Operators use the lean and steer method, just like any other two wheeled contraption you see on the road.
The chief technology officer and founder of Aerofex remarked "We've done a lot of work to learn how to remove the coupling effect. That's the key for someone who only has motorcycle experience to be able to get on it and feel comfortable right away."
Comprised of a 'light-weight carbon fiber frame', the two seat bike comes equipped with fan blades and a trio of '240 horsepower three-rotor rotary engines'.
If the concept peaks your interest, be forewarned -- the price for an Aero-X is going to set you back about 85 grand.
I just clicked to see the comments on the stupid title. I'm not sure who is more stupid, the people that wrote that title, or the people who really want to see an "off road" hoverbike. Since it doesn't _use_ a road, I'm wondering what the on road model looks like.
Ten feet off the ground. Raise a sandstorm of dust and not particularly go anywhere. Where can you go with this thing? Hover around in the back of the mountains? You have to first drive to the mountains lugging this thing behind in a trailer. And for what purpose? Make dust and lots of noise? Talk about a gigantic waste of time...
$85k, Oh is that all, what the f--k are you guys a bunch of banana mush-heads, that thing isn't worth even $500.00 US dollars, come back and talk to us again when this thing really works and you pull your heads out of your ____.
Hover will be available in 2015 then never happen. Hover will be available in 2016 then never happen. Hover will be available in 2017 then never happen. Hover will be available in 2018 then never happen. 82 years later, Hover will be available in 2090 years then never happen. what the fuck!?!!
Really it comes equipped with fan blades? Holy crap on a cracker, I just to have one. I will certainly offer more than $85,000 if it runs on bong water and children’s wishes. Shut up and take my money, take my money!!
only over flat ground the fuck is that not even fly or over water like a lake. I can get a very good deal for an airplane for 85000 or nice looking sport car. Nah continue to do some testing when It will be able to fly over water I Will think to buy one.
Cameron4anime If your a millionare you can afford this or you could just put off buying a house or car and buy ths. If I make 200 dollars a day imagine how long it will take me to save up to 85 grand! a few years cause i'd need to buy a house and car if I want to live on my own which most houses are over 10 grand and a car is 1 or 2 grand for cheap one. I don't think i'll every seek to ride this in my life time or any day soon. Unless I build one by scrapping car engines and using scrap metal from junk yards and forging a frame for the hover bike.
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Piasecki was a serious company, with experienced aircraft designers of all profiles (and number of successful and innovative projects), and after several prototypes and their scrutiny they gave up. Project Flying jeep never proved itself as a serious contender to the helicopters (Kiowa, Cayuse etc.). So if you think that this will be a successful project, I doubt it.
Just awaiting my Gtech ebike can't wait to be able to afford one of these , in my dreams , but happy to see progress & would happily do a test report & get this great opportunity out for all to master & enjoy , & safty first great interest in the future of personal travel & outdoor intrests , may be expensive but all new things always are good luck to this I realey think this could literally take off keeping my eye on these guys , & hoping for an invite , one day ( again in my dreams ) & the name is spit on Aero X good lick guys.
man a única coisa que sustenta isso são as asas rotativas não espera muita coisa assim as asas rotativas são muito pequenas por isso não dá pra subir muito e o design não ajuda muito pois o atributo do ar e muito grande ...
Assuming the Z axis is front to back, I see little or no X axis stabilization. Being a hovercraft builder/pilot and an avid RC Quadcopter pilot, with the CG up above the rotors, I foresee at 10 ft, a roll over and someone getting pile drived ("driven" for the spelling nazi's) into the ground.
wow that price tho -_- i rather buy a damn engine... 4grand, build my own frame from a mixture between carbon fiber and coconut fiber so lets say were up to 10 grand now, and then make the whole system (which i could) and then be not even on 15 grand for the whole thing... 85 grand is just o.O
LOL, $85,000 for something that will only run for 75 minutes at a time? What a joke, but I bet there will be at least a handful of idiots jumping at the chance to be parted with their money! I can think of a lot of ways to spend my money, but this cheap joke is not one of them!
Hmm. I wonder how long it will be before they can develop one that can sustain flight for longer periods of time. I'm assuming if it sales well then the proceeds would go to further development. The only down side is that historically when something like this is developed its typically to expensive to gain real momentum in mass market sales. If what the man said about it being inexpensive is true this could be something that breaks that barrier. Imagine what larger vehicles with the same concept would mean for the massive expense of maintaining highways across the world.
Interesting concept but there is no way any device like these will ever be approved for mass production much less purchase. Totally impractical and unsafe in a confined metropolitan or residential environment. Even on the open road they would be a public hazard. Is anyone allowed to fly a helicopter on the highway? Why, I think not.
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