$150,000 HOVERBIKE revealed (Although you’ll only be able to fly it for 30 minutes until the batteries run out)
- Latest version of the craft is being shown off at the CES in Las Vegas
- Maximum speed also tops our at 52 knots (60 mph or 96 km/h)
- Will fly 16 feet (5m) above the ground as it flies
- Dubai Police force set to use the craft and has already begun training
It may look horribly dangerous, and fly for less than half an hour a time, but Russian firm Hoversurf has shown off a working hoverbike.
The craft, which has already been sold to the Dubai Police force, is being shown off at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
It will fly 16 feet (5m) above the ground, reaching a top speed of 60mph (96 km) – although this will be limited to the legal speed in each country.
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The Russian built craft, which has already been sold to the Dubai Police force, has been redesigned with a new battery and carbon fiber frame.
Carbon fiber frame
Four quadcopter blade
Will fly 16 feet (5m) above the ground
Top speed of 60mph (96 km)
Flight time of 10- 25 minutes depending on weather and weight
Remote-controlled drone mode offers up to 40 minutes flight time
The craft has also been updated with a hybrid lithium-manganese-nickel battery, which has a flight time of between 10 and 25 minutes depending on the weather and pilot weight.
There is also a remote-controlled drone mode that reportedly offers up to 40 minutes flight time.
‘The dimensions of the hoverbike allow it to be rolled in a standard doorway while also having ability to take-off and land from an ordinary parking space,’ the firm says.
Buyers can preorder a Hoverbike S3 2019 with a US$10,000 deposit, and the full price is set at $150,000, and deliveries are slated to take place within two to six months from your time of reservation.
‘The weight of the hoverbike is 114 kg (253 pounds) limited by law, but by reducing the weight of the frame it allowed us to install a more capacious battery,’ the firm said.
Buyers can preorder a Hoverbike S3 2019 with a US$10,000 deposit, and the full price is set at $150,000, and deliveries are slated to take place within two to six months from your time of reservation
The craft can take-off and land from an ordinary parking space
‘Our safe flight altitude is 5 meters above the ground (16 feet), but the pilot himself can adjust the limit to their comfortability.’
The craft recently passing the US Federal Aviation Administration requirements to be classified as a legal ultralight vehicle, allowing the hoverbike to be operable with no pilot’s license.