The future isn’t far off as after Russian company Hoversurf posted a video featuring their prototype hoverbike, the Scorpion-3.
The demo shows the electric-powered Scorpion-3, equipped with a set of quadcopters to aid in its flight. But the prototype definitely isn’t just for show after a rider mounted it and hovered for a good 20 seconds in the air.
The Scorpion-3’s horizontal and vertical movements were also briefly showcased.
According to Hoversurf, they currently see the Scorpion-3 as something that can be used for extreme sports although they do plan to expand its use as an actual means of transportation.
“It’s a unique electric-powered vessel combining a motorcycle seat with quadcopter drone technology bringing speed agility and stability of flight to the hands of amateur and professional navigators,” the company said in a statement.
When it comes to safety, the Scoprion-3 is geared with a flight controller system which is programed to ensure that speed and altitude are at safe levels.
We’re just not sure about the current design of its quadcopter blades as it exposes the rider’s legs to a potential freak accident.
This is not the first time a hoverbike was introduced to the public. Last year, self-taught inventor Colin Furze made his homemade version prototype powered by a dualcopter system that also takes your feet off the ground.