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Scorpion-3, a flying bike

February 21, 2017.

Scorpion-3, Hoversurf.

Scorpion-3. Photo © Hoversurf.

Scorpion-3 is an electric quadcopter that rides like a bike. Invented by Alexander Atamanov and developed by russo-californian company Hoversurf, the flying object has stability-control software and, for safety's sake, height and speed limiters (3 meters and 60km/h, respectively). But you can disengage them... Maximum flight time is one hour, which seems like a lot, just like its price, at 50,000$. The media was quick to point out that there are cheaper ways to kill oneself or get an amputation. We're not quite at the level of Star Wars' Speeder bikes.…

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