Aerofex build working Star Wars Speeder hover bike [video]
Remember the hover bike I reported on last year? Well, seems Chris Malloy has some competition in the race to build a fully-functioning speeder bike.
Aerofex, based in Manhattan Beach, are close to making Star Wars fans’ dreams come true – well mine at least.
Like the Malloy Hoverbike, Aerofex uses massive fans to generate the lift.
The speeder’s control system which alters the fans is apparently easy enough for anyone to use, without any special training.
To steer the speeder the rider must lean and balance in a similar way to riding a bike explains Aerofex.
De Roche of Aerofex explains “Since [the pilot’s] balancing movements are instinctive and constant, it plays out quite effortlessly to him.”
Aerofex are hoping to sell their innovative speeder to the military – I’m hoping a civilian version joins it!
Check out the Aerofex hoverbike in action in the video below: