Crazy Hoverbike is Capable of Flying to 10,000 Feet

by , 01/22/14

green transportation, green design, eco-design, sustainable design, chris malloy, australian, hoverbike, 10,000 feet, green technology

Even though this crazy hoverbike hasn’t yet left the inventor’s neighborhood, the high-flying invention has some amazing potential. Designed by Australian Chris Malloy the bike is capable of traveling at speeds of up to 173mph at 10,000 feet. It could potentially travel even higher, but then users would have to carry oxygen. Classified as an ultralight, users won’t be required to have a pilot’s license to ride it, but might we need traffic lanes at 10,000 feet if it does take off?

<green transportation, green design, eco-design, sustainable design, chris malloy, australian, hoverbike, 10,000 feet, green technology

The 1170 cc hoverbike engine is air-cooled and runs on regular unleaded fuel (if only it ran on algae… that would be cool!) One tank will net zippy riders about 92 miles. They’ll cost a pretty penny too – up to $40,000 depending on demand – though if Malloy can pull in more than 1,000 orders annually, prices will drop.

In an urban context, the hoverbike would be an absolute nightmare. But potential positive applications include aerial cattle mustering, search and rescue, aerial survey, wildlife and parks, film, military and emergency services, as well as powerline inspection. Quieter and smaller than helicopters, and therefore more fuel efficient, the hoverbike could offer a more sustainable alternative to airborne searches.

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  1. William Dail December 7, 2014 at 5:55 am

    Don’t know why they call it a bike when it does not have wheels. It is simply a stripped down hover craft hat one can straddle. Loving the concept though.

  2. Sumit Singh Maan June 25, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    can i get some of they help…………

  3. fliparies March 29, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    wheres the video?

  4. Andy Bar March 28, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    can you control it ???

  5. Rahul Kshirsagar January 27, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    this is really the best ride man boom look forward to flying soon :)

  6. Freelance_Copywriter July 2, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    This rocks!

  7. David Ewing June 17, 2011 at 1:48 am

    I’m sorry. Stills are not enough. We need video!
    P.S. Be careful not to run out of gas. And don’t wear a scarf!

  8. ferd berfel June 13, 2011 at 9:18 am

    OK, it can get off the ground (tied down). I’d like to see it fly, under control. (I did not see that link.) I don’t think that will happen.

  9. jstoner June 12, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Better for the land than a dirtbike, I’m sure, but birds won’t like it much.

  10. R96 June 12, 2011 at 9:57 am

    this is the most awesome thing i have ever seen!!!! how do i get in touch with this guy? i want one!

  11. anothervoice June 12, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Just what we need. A dirt bike/jet ski for the air. And quieter than a helicopter is B.S. because these things will fly lower.

    Enjoy your Saturday afternoon snooze in the hammock while you can.

    At least we know who to blame for this.

  12. ahinalu June 11, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    It looks really unstable.

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