flying hovercraft bike by aerofex flying hovercraft bike by aerofex
aug 23, 2012

flying hovercraft bike by aerofex

flying star wars speeder hoverbike by aerofex all images courtesy of aerofex

california-based engineering company aerofex has conceived a star wars influenced ‘flying speeder bike’. the hovering aerial vehicle places the pilot above its tandem-ducts rather than below, where by positioning the driver in a more ergonomic riding position, the craft equally distributes balance without active artificial stabilization. the mechanically engineered system implements a unique interface that tracks the user’s movements and aerodynamically controls the functions of the vehicle, causing the craft to propel itself with higher efficiency and preventing it from rolling over.

flying bike demonstration

flying bike

side view

  • cool, but not very energy sufficient..

    where are they aiming for? i would like to know their vision where this derives from.

    izna says:
  • Cool !

    Michel says:
  • Izna.. they are probably trolling for DARPA funds. ..Taliban would blast him off it in a heartbeat.

    Besides it takes a ton of power to get it higher than this lawnmower height. Come back when you’re flying over the top of a cornfield or can break ground effect.

    Jim C. says:
  • Why not filming this video from an angle where you can actually see that is not attached to a construction that is moving it and holding it up??? It is hard to believe with a video filmed like this…

    eman says:
  • @izna, I\’d say this could have thousands of uses. From moving over terrain and water (like hovercrafts) and in exploration of rough surfaces (Mars for example). I don\’t see where you got the energy issue from, but any new technology will focus first on invention, then on innovation so I\’m sure that before somethig like this was widely released the energy use would be streamlined.

    red says:
  • check out the aerofex web site for more convincing videos – it is evolving

    soup2nuts says:
  • Eman, i found this other video on youtube.

    Ai says:
  • some of you are wondering what the use is. two words: burning man.

    jose says:
  • Maybe one of the patents on the hovercraft is the skirt design.
    This is way too wasteful of lift-power; pay for the license and put some skirts on sir!

    mackenzie collins says:
  • What a great way to ride over IED’s and not have a bad day. Some times you guys take to long figuring out what to use a toy for!

    August Dauel says:
  • i will love to participate in the design and construction from one of those

    Jaime Mejia says:

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