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    Cool bike, no need to change tires!







    World's first flying motorbike: Helicopter pilot invents the 'hoverbike' in his garage


    By Daily Mail Reporter

    Last updated at 5:26 PM on 30th June 2011




    Traffic jams could soon become a thing of the past thanks to an amateur inventor who has built the world's first flying motorcycle in his garage.
    Australian Christopher Malloy ploughed his entire life-savings into the project which took him two and a half years to complete. His futuristic creation - dubbed the Hoverbike - can reach an altitude of 10,000ft and speeds of over 100mph.

    Fans of the design have already compared Mr Malloy's work to the 'speeder bikes' from the Star Wars sequel Return Of The Jedi or the hovering car from Back To The Future.


    Read more: Chris Malloy hoverbike: Helicopter pilot invents world's 1st flying motorbike in his garage | Mail Online

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    looks cool - but you would not want to fall off at 10 000 feet

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    Similar story with tragic result :

    Man Gets Decapitated While Testing His DIY Hovercraft

    Alastair Senior, a 40-year-old man from New Zealand, was killed in gruesome fashionódecapitationóon a hovercraft test drive. Senior had been building his own hovercraft and was about to ride it for the first time when things got awry.
    It's a terribly sad story. Senior used DIY instructions he got from the internet to build his own hovercraft. Excited to give it a test run, Senior took the hovercraft to the local beach to see what it could do. The problem with the craft, however, was that there was no guard cage for the blades. So if any of them malfunctioned and flew off, it could be incredibly dangerous. Unfortunately, that's exactly what happened. A blade had flown off and decapitated Senior from the back. He died instantly and even worse, his family and friends witnessed the entire scene.
    The police say that Senior had "hovered" the hovercraft at home but this was the first time he was taking it out to the beach. He had already done several laps and was "extremely happy with the way it was operating" until tragedy struck. Senior is survived by his partner and three kids.

    Man Gets Decapitated While Testing His DIY Hovercraft

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    Imagine all the Thais riding flat out on the wrong side of the sky.

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    I think I need to use the BTS a lot more if these things start to show up on Bangkok roads!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke
    Imagine all the Thais riding flat out on the wrong side of the sky.
    With their landing lights switched off to get that "extra power".

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    The fuel gauge has to be accurate on that stuff !

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