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    Smile Helicopter Pilot Invents the 'Hoverbike' in His Garage

    Traffic jams could soon become a thing of the past thanks to an amateur inventor who has built the world's first flying motorcycle in his garage.
    Australian Christopher Malloy ploughed his entire life-savings into the project which took him two and a half years to complete. His futuristic creation - dubbed the Hoverbike - can reach an altitude of 10,000ft and speeds of over 100mph.

    Fans of the design have already compared Mr Malloy's work to the 'speeder bikes' from the Stars Wars sequel Return Of The Jedi or the hovering car from Back To The Future.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...ke-garage.html

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    pretty cool

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    Ducted fans have a real power to wait problem and the frame and engine would need to be very, very light. I am dubious that this will work.

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    Grin

    Quote Originally Posted by Edgard View Post
    Ducted fans have a real power to wait problem and the frame and engine would need to be very, very light. I am dubious that this will work.
    It less he is trying to make something cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by celticviking View Post
    I heard about this a long while ago. I, for one, being a helicopter enthusiast and future commercial pilot think it is a Beautiful Idea, and I pumped for the tested and trued one that comes out into production in "about 5+ years" since he is working on short funds and out of his garage on the weekends.

    Quote Originally Posted by Edgard View Post
    Ducted fans have a real power to wait problem and the frame and engine would need to be very, very light. I am dubious that this will work.
    How does an aluminum litre bike engine and carbon-kevlar frame sound? Light enough?

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