You can buy this ‘Speeder’ flying motorcycle now | What the Future
California-based Hoversurf has announced that it will begin mass production and sale of Hoverbike S3 flying motorcycles at a price of $ 150,000 from 2019..
The Hoverbike is an ATV powered by four propellers. The model has received the classification of an ultralight flying vehicle. It has a one-piece carbon fiber body, which reduces weight to 114 kg and can reach speeds of up to 96 km / h. The designers limited this value so that the Civil Aviation Administration would allow pilots drive a flying motorcycle without a license.
The Dubai police have already become interested in the development. UAE law enforcement officials signed a supply contract and began to master piloting skills.
Hoverbike S3 is equipped with a separate processor in each external unit, an information display and a control system that allows it to be controlled remotely. To improve safety, an electronic landing mode, audible and visual warning systems, anti-interference screening, a mechanical switch and other pilot protection elements are provided. The manufacturer recommends flying at a height of 5 meters above the ground, but the owner can independently choose the optimal distance for himself..
The addition was a hybrid lithium-manganese-nickel battery with a capacity of 12.3 kW / h. It allows you to fly for 40 minutes in an unmanned mode and up to 25 minutes with a driver. Times may vary depending on the person’s weight and weather conditions. The portable charging platform recovers the S3’s energy in 2.5 hours. The cost of such a device is $ 150 thousand, and delivery will have to wait from 2 to 6 months from the date of order..
Law enforcement agencies have also decided to strengthen security, so from November in public places in Tokyo, law enforcement robots will monitor the observance of law and order..
text: Ilya Bauer, photo and video: Hoversurf