Your dreams of escaping the mutant scum of the wasteland on your a hover bike are about to become true. Well, in three years, if the the people at Aerofex have anything to say about it.
2017 is when they will begin delivering the first orders on the Aero-X, their hover bike concept which has been in development for at least the last three years.
Now let’s come crashing down to reality with the facts: according to Aerofex, gas-powered hover bike measures almost 15 feet long by 7 feet wide, weighing in at a healthy 785 lbs. This two-seater will get you about 10 feet off the ground for a maximum speed of 45 mph – and only for an hour and 15 minutes.
From the official product description:
Where you’re going, there are no roads. That’s why you need the Aero-X, a vehicle that makes low-altitude flight realistic and affordable. Flying up to 10 feet off the ground at 45 miles per hour, the Aero-X is unlike any vehicle you’ve seen. It’s a hovercraft that rides like a motorcycle – an off road vehicle that gets you off the ground.
The Aero-X can be adapted for unlimited outdoor uses: surveying, search and rescue, border patrol, disaster relief, aerial agricultural, ranching, and much more.
Or maybe you just want go out to the desert and fly.
Because the Aero-X is intuitive to fly, you can learn to operate it safely in just a weekend of training. It responds to your movements just as a motorcycle would. And it costs a fraction of even the most basic airplane or helicopter. Maintenance is simple and inexpensive, as the Aero-X is built with very few moving parts and is powered by a reliable rotary engine.
Flight . . . easy, affordable, safe
Why will you fly? Reserve your Aero-X now.
Still, if the prospect of your own floating whip has your interest piqued, Aerofex is accepting $5,000 deposits on the $85,000 hardware. The first commercial versions will become available in 2016 with models getting into the garages of consumers by 2017.
[Source: CBC News]