Thursday, 23 Aug, 2012 Technology

Latest Invention: New Hover Bike from Aerofex


Aerofex is a research firm with headquarters in California. Recently the company decided to upload a series of videos that demonstrate test flights of its prototype hover bike that takes off and flies with the help of two large ducted rotors.

According to the company the hover bike makes it possible for the pilot to control the vehicle without any help from artificial intelligence, flight software or electronics.

A report published in InnovationNewsDaily on Monday, reads that Aerofex has brought back the 1960s research technology that had been discarded due to stability issues.

In addition, the report says that despite the fact that the hover bike can fly at greater altitudes and speeds, so far flight trials have been limited to a speed of 30 mph (48 km/h) and height of 15 feet (4.6 meters) for safety reasons.

Aerofex does not plan to make its innovation available for the market. However, it believes the technology can be used for building new unmanned drones.

[via InnovationNewsDaily]

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