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Old 06-14-13, 10:06 PM   #1
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Holly freqin flyin bike Batman, no really

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"Bringing us one step closer to the hover-boards and flying cars that mid-20th century pop culture had predicted we would have by the year 2000, three Czech companies have come together to develop a functional flying bicycle. Designed by Technodat, Evektor, and Duratec, the flying bicycle weighs a little more than 187 lbs and limits its takeoff weight to about 350 lbs, according to a report from Polish bicycle news site Biketrendy. The report claims the bicycle, which is still just a prototype, is capable of staying in the air for about six minutes, although the companies working on the project hope to extend that to 50 minutes and top speeds of about 30 miles per hour. Currently, the fans propelling the bicycle are powered by a 50Ah battery."

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If those fans were powered by the person riding it, it would be more interesting. As it sits there, it's just a basic hovercraft built on a bicycle frame.
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If those fans were powered by the person riding it, it would be more interesting.
It'll never happen.

But people gotta' hype it, whatever it is.

Here's a real flying bicycle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp7yv67B5Sc

[Edit: I do see that human powered was never promised, but still...]
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