Does the idea of a hoverbike sound exciting? Then you will definitely want to have a look at this. Australian Chris Malloy is currently testing out a prototype he constructed using motorbike and other types of parts.
The hoverbike is mostly comprised of a pair of massive propellers powered by an 1,170-cc engine good for a total of 107 horsepower. Estimated specs for the hoverbike at the moment are:
- It can fly at 173 mph at an altitude of 10,000 feet
- Can carry enough fuel to give it a range of 92 miles at a cruising speed of 92 mph
Note: These specs are based on the 231-pound device’s thrust-to-weight ratio.
Photos courtesy of Malloy Hoverbike Website.
Here is a video demonstrating the airflow of the front rotor using smoke. What do you think? Is this something that you would like to give a try?
- Published 06/15/11