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Flying Bike Lets Riders Hovers Above Road [Video]

Flying Bike Lets Riders Hovers Above Road [Video]
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Czech companies build a prototype cycle with battery-powered propellers.

by Leah Gonzalez
  • 13 june 2013

A group of Czech companies have developed a prototype flying electric bike that was able to hover in the air for several minutes with a dummy rider on its seat.

The 220-pound flying two-wheeler is outfitted with six battery-powered propellers–two in front, two in the back, and two at the sides. With the dummy rider onboard, it was able to successfully fly around for a few minutes inside an exhibition hall in Prague. Duratec, the Czech bicycle maker, is involved in the project.

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According to one of the project members, the flying bike was created to fulfill one of their science fiction fantasies. The bike is currently controlled from the ground via a radio controller, but the creators hope to build a version that can carry a live rider by the end of the year.

Watch a clip of the flying bike below.

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