- Footage captures the world’s first hoverbike being tested in a warehouse
- The quad-copter drone allows riders to navigate as if it were a motorbike
- The Scorpion-3 is hoped to be a mainstream mode of transport in the future
This is the amazing footage of the world’s first fully-manned hoverbike.
Hoversurf, the manufacturer behind the incredible technology, have built a single-seat aircraft capable of lifting a person in the sky with full passenger control.
Footage captures the world’s first hoverbike being tested in a warehouse by Hoversurf, a tech company based in San Francisco
The Scorpion-3 merges a standard motorbike design with drone quad-copter technology to allow riders to manoeuvre in the air as if they were riding a bike
inbuilt safety mechanism limits the maximum speed and altitude of the aircraft in order to prevent accidents
Creators say the Scorpion-3 can carry 19 stone in weight while hitting at speeds of 30 miles per hour and reach an altitude of 33 feet.
It can stay airborne for upto 27 minutes.
The quad-copter is available for a whopping $ 150,000.
An inbuilt safety mechanism limits the maximum speed and altitude of the aircraft in order to prevent accidents.
The video begins with the rider, kitted in protective equipment, mounting the hovercraft and starting the rotary engines.