Do you remember Chris Malloy and his Hoverbike? It was just over three years ago when we wrote about his attempts to build a twin rotor, BMW powered flying motorcycle of sorts. The conversation following that article was quite entertaining, and I think you’ll be happy to know, Chris is still around and working on his idea.
His original twin rotor has morphed into a quad rotor design, due to the rapidly developing technology for controlling four rotor drones and he has come up with a quad rotor drone of his own, a scaled down version of his new prototype as a proof of concept and he’s put that on Kickstarter to help raise funds for his full size project as well as giving you the opportunity to fly your own hoverbike drone.
If you read through Chris’ website, you’ll see he’s aiming the full size, human carrying model at a market for very utilitarian purposes, where farmers, ranchers, surveyors and even the military can use it instead of small helicopters. He’s been at this for several years and he’s making progress. He’s not there yet, but it does have promise.
Like many of you, I would love to see the Hoverbike get off the ground, so to speak, and his company, Malloy Aeronautics, may be the one to successfully build a working version where others have gone astray. I certainly hope so, but only time, and a whole lot of perseverance, will tell. And yes, I want one.