VIDEO: Hover bike successful test flights

Aerofex has a hover bike and a video to go with it. The device is capable of going faster and higher, but has been tested only at 30 mph and 15 feet in the air for saftey reasons. A video is below. Note that there is no audio in the video.

“It essentially captures the translations between the two in three axis (pitch, roll and yaw), and activates the aerodynamic controls required to counter the movement—which lines the vehicle back up with the pilot,“ Aerofex founder Mark De Roche told InnovationNewsDaily. ”Since [the pilot’s] balancing movements are instinctive and constant, it plays out quite effortlessly to him.”

The hover craft isn’t planned for commercial launch. It seems that Aeroflex instead hopes to use the technology as a test platform for unmanned drones.

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