Flying Bicycle

December 10, 2013 | 14:37
Flying Bicycle
Flying Bicycle

Battery capacity is doubling every ten years. According to this statement, we may have to wait another ten years to see a functional quadrocopter capable of carrying a human being. The drones of today are very popular and versatile, but the duration of their batteries is limited and cannot carry much weight.

 

Not willing to wait for decent batteries the three Czechoslovakian companies Duratec, Technodat and Evektor (no, not Elektor) have teamed up to design a flying bicycle that is weighing only 95 kg (without the cyclist or should we say pilot?). We do not understand very well why this has to be in the shape of a bike, because its maneuverability on the ground seems quite debatable.
 
The prototype has been presented in Prague, conducting a flight of 5 minutes with a dummy as a pilot, because it actually is remotely controlled. That is already quite an achievement, but we still have a long way to go to beat this technology ...

 

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