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Watch a manned hoverbike ‘surfing’ the air

24 February 2017

Hoversurf released a video of its Scorpion-3 (S-3) hoverbike in testing, a machine designed to be ridden manually and autonomously.

Scorpion 3 (Credit: Hoversurf/YouTube)

The Scorpion platform is a single-seat, quadcopter-based hovering aircraft. It features a unique electric powered vessel which combines a motorcycle seat with quadcopter drone technology. 

Designed mainly as an extreme sports vehicle, it employs in-house custom software for manual and automated control. The machine ‘surfs’ through the air by changing altitude and direction. 

The platform is equipped with a safety system powered by state-of-the-art flight controllers, special logical programming and passive elements with computer aided speed and altitude limits. 

Hoversurf believe this is the next step in accessible amateur flying and it hopes to inspire engineers and scientists around the world. This is perhaps the world’s first commercial hoverbike, so who knows, maybe one could be yours in the near future…

Video courtesy of Hoversurf Official

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