Let’s be honest now, who doesn’t come out of the cinema craving and longing for a go or to own the futuristic gadgets and gizmos that have just been demonstrated as if they were everyday run of the mill items.
And, if like me, you were a child of the 80s the absolute ultimate was the Star Wars Speeder Bikes and Landspeeder only eclipsed by Michael J Fox on his Hover Board in Back to the Future.
I would dream of floating above the ground screaming through the woods on my speeder bike or imagine myself embarrassing Biff Tannen with the manure ending to the epic car and hover board chase around the town square in Hill Valley.
Well, over 30 years on from then, these longed for futuristic forms of transport are about to take off (sorry could not resist that)
An American company have announced their release of the Aero-X HoverBike by 2017 and you can pre-order them now with a refundable US$5,000 deposit. There have been some test videos on their youtube channel since around 2012 and they are planning scheduled test flights for 2016.
There is a lot of information about the specifications and how they have solved the many problems they faced but it would appear they are now treating this like a large drone with much of the same technology.
Well all I can say is I for one am very excited about this and will definitely be keeping my eye on this one.