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Thursday, 15 May 2014 11:00

Two years ago, a California company Aerofex demonstrated their version of a flying motorcycle, also known as hoverbayk (hoverbike). After that, the company had stopped hundreds of letters wanting to get a copy of a futuristic vehicle for personal use. Aerofex recently announced commercial release of their offspring. Bike will go on sale in 2017 and will cost $ 85,000 (about 3 million). However, anyone can now reserve for themselves the flying horse, by making a deposit of $ 5000 (174 thoUSAnd). Commercial design of Aero-X combines channel rotors for air cushion and easy steering device (like a motorcycle or ATV). The vehicle may well soar above the earth at an altitude of almost 3.7 meters, while moving at a speed of 72 kilometers per hour. So that two people can travel quite a flying motorcycle in the open countryside with no roads. Implement the idea of future transport failed because the specialists decided Aerofex number of complex engineering problems associated with balance and handling. According to the CTO and founder of Mark De Roche, the man who had the experience of a motorcycle will be easy to master hoverbayk: controlled by a similar principle. Engineers also argue that Aero-X can carry 140 pounds of weight and run for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes after charging a full tank of gasoline. Ducted rotors have a much higher rate of burning fuel than, say, the rotors of the helicopter. Also, developers had to solve problems that are associated with strong gusts of wind. To do this, they watched popular with robotics enthusiasts and researchers-quadrocopter drones. Quadrocopter uses simple gyroscopes and accelerometers, which can estimate the direction and strength of the wind, and on-board computer automatically compensates balance without human operator. Such technology has been used in the Aero-X. The company is also considering the prospect of adding a complete set of airbags. According to representatives, the device will not be released to the market until it is done as safely as possible. Incidentally, the first such vehicle, the Americans managed to create even during the Cold War. In the 1960s, pioneer Frank Piasecki aerodynamics (Frank Piasecki) developed for the U.S. Army Air jeep VZ-8 Airgeep. But this idea was eventually abandoned because engineers are faced with the same problems, but have not been able to solve them, VIDEO:


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