If you’ve ever thought of riding in the air, your dreams are coming true. It’s been well over a decade since Flying Cars are being contemplated. We’ve seen many many prototypes of flying cars. However, most of these look and work more like a tiny aeroplane than a car. But, a flying car is something which has caught the fancy of innovators only in the past couple of years.
Most of these bikes don’t look much like a bike either. They generally look like large quadcopter drones with a bike-like seat mounted atop. But we aren’t complaining. These designs give us all that we look for, in bikes, but they fly! However, most of the flying bikes till yet didn’t feel like they’re anything less than a raging bull in the air.
But thanks to the innovations in flying and avionics, we’re nearing flying bikes that can be ridden with considerable ease. The Kitty Hawk, currently, is perhaps the best flying bike prototype out there. It’s so good that it has Google co-founder Larry Page as one of its investors.
The Kitty Hawk is able to support a sustained flight, at reasonable speeds. And the best part, it seems that this raging bull is quite tamable. It isn’t yet as refined as one would want it to be, but still it looks rideable, and pretty easy easy to control.
The flying bike, in its current design, weighs just 220 pounds, and features an eight-rotor propulsion and lift system.
If you’re already thinking of commuting to your downtown office flying over all that traffic, on your flying back, hold back. We have bad news for you. The creators advise that the bike should not be flown in congested areas. But wait, we’ve got some good news as well. The company claims that it’ll start rolling out production models by the end of the year. And you wouldn’t even need any sort of a pilot license to fly it. They’re also offering interested customers the option to put down $100 right now, which will provide such customers $2000 discount on the sticker price, once it comes into production. Not a bad deal, eh?!
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