(VIDEO) The Flying Bike makes inaugural flight13 June 2013
We told you about the project from these three Czechs companies, Technodat, Duratec and Evektor in partnership with Dassault Systèmes back in April 2012, the project was then called FBike and was supposed to fly a few months after ... Since, no update until’ this video from its official reveal this week !
Indeed, yesterday in Prague, this bikecopter made its inaugural flight in front of the press in a drone/RC version in a shed for a flight of about five minutes and not only steady, it flew within the shed proving the viability of the prototype.
Compared with the 2012 concept presented with graphics, the FBike still has four rotors, two on the side with single propellers plus one at the front and the back, which are each equipped with two propellers.
For the record, the Fbike is an electric bike, that according to its initial specs-sheet - non-updated by the brand at the moment, apart from the weight confirmed at 95kg (+10 kg) - could reach a speed of 50kph and offer a 5 minutes range...
Last information, the name of the machine seems to have evolved to Flying Bike!
“More powerful batteries will be needed before a human takes a two-wheeled flight”.
Milan Duchek, technical director of Duratec
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