Flike: flying bike – is it real?

flike1We all have seen many strange flying vehicles in the sci-fi movies. But will they be really made one day? As it has turned out, one such vehicle – Flike – has already been invented and even tested by a group of enthusiasts from Hungary.

Flike is a personal tricopter that has three dual rotors, which are propelled by electric motors with electricity produced by a pack of lithium-ion batteries. According to its creators, this flying motorbike is meant for 1 person (but his weigh should be no more than 100 kg) and it can be piloted by the remote control or by a person on-board. Currently, the maximal airspeed of Flike is 100 km, its service ceiling is 30 meters and the maximum take-off mass is 400 kg.

flike2The developers of Flike state that in the final version of this vehicle one accumulator charging will be enough for 15-20 minutes of hovering flight and 30-40 minutes of cruising flight. Also, this flying motorbike will be “S-cubic”: safe, sexy and sophisticated. According to its inventors, you will be able to land Flike safely even if one of its motors breaks.

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Currently, the vehicle developers are looking for investors to produce Flikes as a commercial product. They expect that the early adopters will be used by private pilots, and their price will be rather high.

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You can look at first Flike in this video, while more information about this personal flying vehicle is available here.

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