Star war bikes on real roads??
Saturday 30 November 2013

Star war bikes on real roads??

The star war bikes on TV hovers into real roads. Watching those star war episodes you also must have fantasized on those bikes above ground. Yes!! Now those dreams are becoming real.

Aerofex, vehicles are bringing those fantasies into reality. Even though not as much as those star war bikes, but yes a little bit of those can be done in real too, at least a few inches flying. It is done by using a pair of ducted rotors, generating vertical lift. The interesting thing is that the design for this hover vehicle dates back to the 1960s, but it was abandoned due to stability issues. Aerofex fixed this with two knee-level control bars, relying on the pilot’s natural sense of balance to lean from side to side.

The advantage of being above the ground is obvious enough. If you have wheels, you need to have roads. If you’re going off-road, you need suitable tires and you could easily get stuck. By hovering inches above the ground, this vehicle is able to travel just about anywhere, regardless of the quality of existence of roads. The manned version has already been tested at up to 15 feet in the air and at speeds of up to 30 mph. It can probably go higher and faster, but they’ve limited themselves for safety reasons.

But, not anytime soon. No immediate plans are there. A little bit of waiting is needed for you to hover over those bikes because they are yet to build and sell it.