New ‘Star Wars’ Aerofex Hoverbike Actually FLIES! [VIDEO]
Once again science fiction dreams up something and decades later they’re finally turning it into reality…
Being a mediocre fan (ha!) of the Star Wars films this invention is definitely reminiscent of the speeder bikes that went whipping and zipping through the trees at break-neck speed, but actually this idea was explored more than 20 years before those scenes in Return of The Jedi wowed our eyeballs. Now, recent technology turns this the old abandoned design into a reality.
The older version was plagued by rollover problems but now the new version actually counters the pilots natural leaning and balance movements and automatically lines itself up under the pilot to prevent tipping. So, no complicated instrument panels and skill sets to master, just hop on and off you go, pilots and non-pilots alike! Check out the video below and try not to drool too much:
Right now testing hasn’t gone much faster than 30mph and they aren’t flying these any higher than 15 feet up, but the capabilities of this craft are much more far reaching than that. And speaking of possibilities, the uses of a craft like this, both in the military and civilian sense are equally endless, especially considering how relatively easy it is to fly it.
To the dismay of this blogger and probably the rest of you too, the company doesn’t plan on releasing a manned version soon, but are taking more of an unmanned route (hello Terminator movies!) instead. Either way, my imagination has sprung into overload after discovering this article… Chalk one more up to the Sci-fi nerds that every one made fun of in school!