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World’s First Flying Motorcycle Takes Flight

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What happens when you cross a helicopter with a motorbike? “We combined the simplicity of a motorbike and the freedom of a helicopter to create the world’s first flying motorcycle” said Chris Malloy of Malloy Aeronautics.

The Hoverbike flies like a quadcopter, and can be flown unmanned or manned. For about ,200 dollars, one can have a one-third scale Hoverbike – that is ready to fly, but you need to supply your own choice of radio. The delivery date is also targeted for November.

Malloy Aeronautics believes the device has many practical applications, such as: ski and mountain rescue, airborne logistics and time-sensitive personnel insertion/extraction during major disasters.

“Our goal is to produce an extremely reliable helicopter, designed with rugged simplicity at its heart and true pilot safety built into the design and operation of the aircraft,” added Malloy.

[More.](http://phys.org/news/2014-07-hoverbike-drone-air.html#jCp)

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“World’s First Flying Motorcycle Takes Flight”