This might be a silly sounding story thats not. I remember seeing some little one-man gyrpcopters flying around at a local airfield one day twenty years ago. They were unbelievably quick in three dimensions. The guy would be near ground level, then a little speck way up there, then do an almost 90 deg turn up, down or sideways.
This bike concept wouldnt be nearly as manueverable but it would still add a 3rd dimension to one's riding experience. A 3rd dimension that, even at modest speeds, makes a Hayabusha seem like a riding lawnmower.
Would your insurance premium rise if you have a habit of having your gym bag fly off the back seat? Normally it's just the cursing driver behind me that I have to worry about. Something tells me the Flight Kit propeller and my insurer won't be nearly as forgiving if that were to happen at 1000 ft altitude.
Did you see that documentary of the guy who flew with those bird for over a thousand miles? Did you see that documentary of the guy who flew with those bird for over a thousand miles? -Just kidding!!! Looks like an aparent suicide mission!
An Italian company offers a hang glider wing and airscrew to attach to an inflatable dinghy and make - literally- a flying boat. There was an accident reported in the boating press in which the pilot (boater?) died,falling out of the sky. That cooled a lot of boater's ardor for that contraption. As far as the flying scooter goes, my commute looks very unlike a wide desert salt pan so I will probably remain grounded, in this case.
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