Everything You Want To Know About The ‘Single-Seat Aircraft’ Scorpion-3 Hoverbike
As technological advancements are reaching newer heights, the ingenious drones are becoming a greater object of interest. And what if we tell you – “Flying is just as simple as riding a bike.” Exciting, isn’t it? That’s exactly what the Scorpion-3 Hoverbike is!
This recent Russia based gadget is a two wheeler-type hoverbike with four high-performance support drones fixed right at the level of the limbs. It uses an advanced software to control the velocity and altitude at which the bike can go and is enabled with a hi-tech quadcopter-based solution. The Hoversurf, interestingly, also offers the take-off advantage of a helicopter, with a very simple and low maintenance mechanism. The machine swiftly surfs through the air even while changing direction and altitude. It is specifically designed to bring stability of flight for the navigator.
It is a rotorcraft propelled by four wooden rotors around the 1-meter (3-ft) range in length. It appears to be fairly steady. The rotors have been designed and fixed at the bottom of the hoverbike which makes it light weight and also gives it a different look than a helicopter or aircraft. In fact, taking inspiration from the design of heavy-duty sport-utility motorbikes, the Scorpion-3 Hoverbike has a motorcycle seat at the centre and the quadcopter drone rotors on the front and back. A glance at it might give you an illusion of seeing a dirt bike. That also explains why the brand calls its product a ‘single-seat aircraft’.
Having four rotors makes no correlation in case of motor or electronic stability control (ESC) failure, which would likely see it fall over and drop out of the sky. As compared to smaller props, large props respond slowly to stabilization inputs, likely making a bumpy ride when the hoverbike encounters windy skies. On a whole, the manufacturers claim that the hoverbike gives a feel of the magic-carpet to the user.
Scorpion platform is part of a series of projects including Jetpack by Malloy, Aerofex, A. Duru, E-Hang, Bye Gravity & E-volo.
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Picture courtesy – newatlas.com
by techtalks @TechTalks May 3, 2017 12:11 PM UTC