Starwars is famous for the futuristic Hovercraft. With designs of the Hover Motorcycle (Hoverbike) underway. Has the Hovercraft envolved into the Hoverbike? Maybe the fantasy has become reality.
Helicopter Pilot, Christopher Malloy. A 32-year-old amateur inventor ploughed his entire life-savings, into the making of the Hoverbike. Christopher custom built the flying motorcycle with carbon fibre airframe. Weighing approximately 231 pounds, with a BMW engine. Designed and built in his garage, as a result, taking a total of two and a half years. With a maximum altitude of 10.ooo feet and a top speed of 172 mph. With motorcycle features and handlebars able to manoeuvre the hoverbike, forward and reverse.
Therefore waiting for testing, as a result not knowing 100% what would happen whilst riding. Christopher consequently either wants a parachute attaching to the hoverbike, or the pilot itself.
If the hoverbike is made, a pilot’s licence is not needed, it would fall into the ‘ultralight’ category. Although in practicality the government is going to allow anyone to drive one.
But in conclusion, it looks a fairly risky way to commute.
Christopher is hoping the finished Hoverbike will fetch a staggering $85.000 by 2017.
Seems like other inventors are having a go at their design of Hovercrafts. Finally, another amateur inventor is a British man – Colin Furze. Colin from Lincolnshire is a plumber by trade but turned to a self-taught engineer. Colin designed and built his Hoverbike in a matter of weeks, in his gardens garage. This isn’t his first or only invention, he has plenty of wonderful creations. The Hoverbike he designed, has no breaks and doesn’t include a seat. It has two accelerators, that can go forward and backwards, and can be steered using balance weight distribution, similar to a hoverboard.
We do not recommend for any of our customers to try this at home.
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