The Flying Electric Bike Inaugural Flight

The Flying Electric Bike Inaugural Flight
The nifty combination between two-wheeled transportation, electric propulsion and flight is one step closer to becoming a real vehicle we could enjoy on a daily basis. Witness the inaugural flight of a daring project put together by three Czech companies and Dassault Systemes.
Technodat, Duratech and Evektor teamed up with 3D experts Dassault and in 2012 announced they are about to release a flying electric bike. There has obviously been a little delay, but the prototype is ready and... it works!

The official revealing of the Flying Bike took place this week, inside a large hall, and the bike was demoed in its RC version.

The Flying Bike comes with 4 rotors, grouped 2 at each end of the machine and weighs in at around 100 kg (220 lbs). The initial project was able to reach speeds up to 50 km/h (31 mph) and it's most likely that the upgraded model does better.

So far the flying range is limited to 5 minutes, but with new battery technology around the corner, we're sure to see more from the Flying Bike soon. Even with such performance, 5 minutes of flight is more than enough to get past tens of cars stuck in traffic, isn't that so? Via TechVehi.
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