A revolution in aviation with the Hoverbike
29 April 2016
The Hoverbike is combined with the simplicity of a motorbike and the freedom of a helicopter to create the world’s first flying motorcycle!
The Hoverbike is cheap, rugged and easy to use, it flies like a quadcopter and can be flown manned or unmanned while being safe.
The design idea behind the Hoverbike is to create a new way of flying and replace conventional helicopters. This design will open up the aviation market to a new level of consumers.
The first Hoverbike prototype is a bi-copter. The vehicle is controlled by deflecting thrust from its two propellers using control vanes – these are a bit like rudders or ailerons on a plane. After extensive testing involving the manned vehicle and scale models, it moved to a proven quadcopter design. The most noticeable feature of the new Hoverbike and the 1/3rd scale drone is its novel patent pending offset and overlapping rotor blades, designed to reduce weight and planform area. Just like the manned vehicle, the ducting around the propellers is a safety feature, and the vehicle is lightweight and powerful, while folding to a compact size for transportation.
After the successful completion of test flights there will be a final engineering prototype built for submission to aviation certification authorities.
For more information visit the Hoverbike website.