Mallory Hoverbike Prototype - Idol Threat: Warning Shots at the Mainstream


Monday, June 20, 2011

Mallory Hoverbike Prototype

It ain't a skateboard McFly but we're getting closer, from

"Australian inventor Chris Malloy created a hoverbike from motorbike parts. He claims it can fly at 173 mph at an altitude of 10,000 feet.

With flat twin 4-stroke engine, one camshaft and 4-valves per cylinder and central balancer shaft the hoverbike is supposed to be able to reach an estimated height of more than 10,000 feet and reach an indicated airspeed of 150 knots (278 km/h or 173 mph). But this is just in theory as Chris Malloy is going to conduct test flights of a prototype hoverbike in a couple of months.

At present Chris Malloy works in an engineering company in Australia. His current work is connected with the mechanical design of airborne and ground based hyperspectral sensors. Malloy spent more than two years on creating his hoverbike. He worked on the weekends and after work."

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