The World’s First Manned Hoverbike
Famous sci-fi props, like the flying DeLorean or a scout trooper speeder, are undeniably cool. Unfortunately, their real-world counterparts are often much less so. But with the advent of drones and quadcopters, ambitious engineers are finally building machines that resemble our sci-fi dreams.
Like the Scorpion-3. Created by Russian startup Hoversurf, the aerial bike isn’t much more than a giant quadcopter with a seat, but unlike previous prototypes, the Scorpion-3 puts the controls directly in the hands of the pilot. Although this sci-fi machine wants to be the transportation vehicle of the future, right now it’s little more than an “extreme sports instrument,” according to The Next Web.
It also looks absolutely terrifying to fly. But Hoversurf says they’ve included speed and height limitations for safety reasons. So, if you’ve ever piloted a drone before and had the thought “I want to ride that,” then the future is looking bright for you.