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prague prototype electric bike propellers human flight

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#1 Hum


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 23:27

PRAGUE (AP) — Is it a bike? Is it a plane?

Three Czech companies have teamed up to make a prototype of an electric bicycle that successfully took off Wednesday inside an exhibition hall in Prague and landed safely after a remote-controlled, five-minute flight.

Looking like a heavy mountain bike, it weighs 95 kilograms (209 pounds). It has two battery-power propellers in the front, two in the back and one each on the sides.

A dummy rode in the saddle. :huh:

Milan Duchek, technical director of Duratec, a bicycle frames maker, says more powerful batteries will be needed before a human takes a two-wheeled flight.


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Posted 14 June 2013 - 14:08

Go home, Czechs, you're drunk.

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 15:35

It's a little big for "bike", just because it has two weels?
Anyway, I'm sensing a few years until we actually see "flying cars". lol

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 15:36

The Wright brothers will be jealous.

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 16:05

I... just don't see the purpose to this.

To big and clumsy to be used as a bike. the flying parts work better with 2 sets of turbine props on a backpack system, more portable and usable to.

at least the modern flying cars being developed are car size and somewhat usable as both.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 05:15

aero vertical propulsion bike.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 03:49

I'd just have to see that for myself. Seems a bit bulky.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 00:23

What if you cross over a big mud puddle ....

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:01

In other words, it doesn't actually fly as one would expect.


Also, flying cars will never happen any time soon simply because of liability and safety concerns.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:43

A bicycle that brought together both the passions of cycling and flying is known as Paravelo. The Paravelo innovation is taken from the Czech Companies Technodat, Duratec and Evektor. Three different Czech companies are partnered together by using electric bicycle as its base, remote controlled rig to actually get some lift and a safe landing and the most important part is its demo in an exhibition hall in Prague. for more details visit: http://outfresh.com/...n-fly-paravelo/