Hoverbike: 21st Century Amalgamation of a Motorbike and Helicopter in Impressive World of Drones (Video)

It's pretty obvious to consider this whole new world of unmanned aviation nothing short of a revolution today
By Madhurima Nag
Madhurima Nag
Madhurima Nag
September 2, 2014 Updated: September 3, 2014

It’s pretty obvious to consider this whole new world of unmanned aviation nothing short of a revolution today. From the functionalities they offer to the way they are designed, drones take you back to those movie timelines of Independence Day and Star Wars which were some of the best pioneers in seeding these unbelievable robotic inventions in the human mind.

The kind of massive benefits we could harvest from such inventions is infinite – from saving those who are affected by natural calamities to bringing a new outlook in the world of transportation, drones have a lot more to do than just be of help at wars.

It was only towards the end of last year when Amazon declared their product delivery service using drones which became big news in no time. There’s a lot of new technology coming up from this sector ever since then, a few of which we’ve already covered such as the AirDog Drone and the Parrot Bebop.

It’s truly overwhelming to incorporate this magnificent technology in our day-to-day lifestyle which operates perfectly without a tinge of doubt. But Chris Malloy from Malloy Aeronautics wanted to take this form of unimaginable technology a step forward with the introduction of a drone you’ve never seen before.

Hoverbike is not just any other drone you may have come across at the park or on the roads time and again; instead this is probably the first airborne vehicle which combines the functionalities of a motorbike and a helicopter together. It’s not just a drone you can control from the ground – with the success they had on Kickstarter, you can now expect a version which will let you fly on it as well.

A Personal Helicopter With Motorbike Powers Is on Your Way

To create the world’s first flying motorcycle is not a joke. It took the team years of research and development before coming down to a version both safe and affordable for you to use on a daily basis. The project was started by Chris Malloy as a hobby in his garage at Sydney, Australia, the first prototype of which was a bi-copter. It was controlled by deflecting thrust from its two propellers using control vanes.

Then they slowly moved to proven quadcopter design because it was difficult to make the bi-copter pricing cheap enough for commercial sales. The fact that this team from Malloy Aeronautics tried to bring the powers of a motorcycle on a helicopter is interesting too.

In an interview on Reuters, Chris Malloy had said, “I’ve always been one to look at designs and see how I can make them better. And when I got my helicopter licence I realised that the helicopter as a design has a lot of improvements that need to be made, and one of them is safety and reliability.

They’re very complex machines. And my goal was to see where we could strip away the complexity and increase the safety and that’s basically where the hoverbike came from.” When compared to helicopters, Hoverbike is way more cheaper in price and easy to use having low on-going maintenance. It can be flown both in an unmanned and manned mode which is where lies the benefits of using this quadcopter in your daily lifestyle.

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