DIY Hover-Bike

Bis dieser Prototyp eines Hover-Bikes von Chris Malloy wirklich abheben kann, dauert es wahrscheinlich noch ein bisschen, aber ich freue mich jetzt schon auf eine Tour durch die Wälder von Endor.

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.

Australian built Hoverbike prepares for takeoff (via io9)