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Hoverbike by a NZ born man.
« on: August 25, 2014, 03:28:24 AM »
http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/10416418/Hoverbike-reaches-new-heights

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A Kiwi's hoverbike invention is starting to take off in the United Kingdom.

Chris Malloy, originally from New Zealand, first invented his hoverbike out of a garage when he was living
in Sydney.

But that was a few years ago now and Malloy has since moved to the UK and started the company
Malloy Aeronautics with a team of engineers.

What they have created looks like something from a Star Wars movie.














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Re: Hoverbike by a NZ born man.
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2014, 04:59:22 AM »
Isn't this a scam? I have seen these same pictures over the past 2-3 years.  Just asking btw.

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Re: Hoverbike by a NZ born man.
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2014, 07:04:48 PM »
I saw this on the hoverbike a while back; the vid of the static tests were impressive, just been waiting on more info to become available...

I want to try one out  8)

if it is a scam, oh well...but i do like the concept...


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Re: Hoverbike by a NZ born man.
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2014, 08:48:40 PM »
Isn't this a scam? I have seen these same pictures over the past 2-3 years.  Just asking btw.

There was an announcement on NZTV news last night which bought my attention to this.

So we will find out, if it is genuine or a scam I guess.

I would dread to think TVNZ is being scammed ....   :(  but these days who knows ?

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Re: Hoverbike by a NZ born man.
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2014, 09:30:38 PM »
http://shelf3d.com/yjtLdnFkTEg#Inventor Begins Testing a 'Star Wars' Hoverbike  WWW.GOODNEWS.WS


By: Antonello Ferri |  Minutes: 02:37 | Views: 575,695
Uploaded: July 1st, 2011 (3 years, 1 month ago)


Makes you wonder if it is a scam after all ?

Going by the date given above ....

Interesting Idea though and sure it could be done.




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Re: Hoverbike by a NZ born man.
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2014, 03:16:43 AM »
Well, I have seen this guy pop up on several forums over the past 3 years and I always get to see the same pictures and video, and even the video is "iffy". I tried googling but nothing new really. Either he got funded by DARPA or it just didn't work/exist.

The concept itself seems flawed to begin with. Neither of the bladed engines can change angle, so it makes me wonder how he could steer.

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Re: Hoverbike by a NZ born man.
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2014, 06:01:01 AM »
I don't know if it exists, but you can give them money.

http://www.hover-bike.com/MA/the-hoverbike/how-you-can-own-it/

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Re: Hoverbike by a NZ born man.
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2014, 06:22:43 AM »
Going from the site, the first hoverbike isn't finished yet, but they are already working on a second "hoverbike". Yeah I think i'l pass.
Also, going from the pictures I can hardly believe that little engine can lift all that weight?

Stupid things like why would they use wood as propeller material? Those fans most weigh a ton.

Yup Scam.

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Re: Hoverbike by a NZ born man.
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2014, 07:04:11 AM »
here are the specs...

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THE SPECIFICATIONS BELOW ARE FOR THE ‘OLD’ BI-COPTER HOVERBIKE. 

We will disclose the specifications for the new quad-based Hoverbike in the coming weeks.

 
•Engine Type

Flat twin 4-stroke, one camshaft and 4-valves per cylinder, central balancer shaft
•Engine Displacement

1170cc
•Nominal Output @7500rpm

80KW
•Cooling

Aircooled
•Ignition

Electronic
•Fuel System

Electronic intake pipe injection
•Fuel tank capacity

without secondary tanks:  30L

with secondary tanks:  60L
•Fuel Burn

0.5L/min / 30L/hr
•Fuel Type

Regular Unleaded
•Drive-shafts

Custom Carbon fiber
•Gearbox

Custom 1.5:1 reduction
•Propellers

2 x Oak with carbon fiber leading edge
•Airframe

Carbon fiber with Kevlar reinforcement and foam core

Width: 1.3m

Length:  3m

Height:  0.55m
•Dry Weight

105kg
•Maximum takeoff weight

>270kg
•Total Thrust

>295kg
•Range

148km on primary tank @ 80knts cruise (290km with secondary tanks installed)
•Airspeed Vne

approximately 150 KIAS (untested)
•Static Hover

>9,800ft (estimated
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Re: Hoverbike by a NZ born man.
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2014, 07:31:04 AM »
It looks cool but it is far too dangerous or mass ownership.  Imagine New York or London with thousands of those lol.

I want one like in the Highlander movie.  If you didn't ever think it would be cool to go around on a hoverboard with a sword as an immortal might just be exciting then you missed out.
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Re: Hoverbike by a NZ born man.
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2014, 08:08:22 AM »
Not on the water, , thanks.


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Re: Hoverbike by a NZ born man.
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2014, 02:04:31 PM »
They produce too much noise. Imagine a lawn mower multiplied x 10 taking off from your neighbor's house..LOL

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Re: Hoverbike by a NZ born man.
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2014, 02:17:22 PM »
I don't know if it exists, but you can give them money.

http://www.hover-bike.com/MA/the-hoverbike/how-you-can-own-it/

LOL. ArMap I do love your Humour very, similar to my own thoughts ...

To me it appears to be a scam ....  :)  (at Present)

It would be nice if it wasn't a scam, so I am not holding my breath just yet, on this One.

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Re: Hoverbike by a NZ born man.
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2014, 02:54:11 PM »
Going from the site, the first hoverbike isn't finished yet, but they are already working on a second "hoverbike". Yeah I think i'l pass.
Also, going from the pictures I can hardly believe that little engine can lift all that weight?

Stupid things like why would they use wood as propeller material? Those fans most weigh a ton.

Yup Scam.

I do know a little about this Tech... here is a photo of me (in the rear seat) of this Gyro at a private air show
a few years back.




It is a Turbo version using a similar model to this Rotax engine.






Capable of 125 mph.


And yes that is myself sitting in the gyro, (see photo below) flying this home made 'unit' in a test rig.

The chassis and engine was from an old Quad bike with a few radical additions.





The Rig was also used for entertainment by family and friends as well.

"Wood" was used in the past for the 'Rotor blades'.

More recently Carbon Fibre.

In the case of the 'Hoverbike' I would need to see a photo of the Rotor Gimbal to verify
if 'Pitch Control, is being used !

The quad bike engine used in the test rig shown in the photo above, would certainly be sufficient power
to use in such a Hover Bike !

It would NOT be difficult to manufacture one of these 'Hoverbikes' and not financially out of reach !

And so this is why it may be a 'scam' as it is NOT technically difficult to build, and one
has still NOT been demonstrated in public at an air show of any kind reported.

Still I would love to see someone manufacture one just for fun.

These are a lot of fun ...





as are these also.





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Re: Hoverbike by a NZ born man.
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2014, 02:56:52 PM »
here are the specs...

Interesting seeker maybe we should look at it closer to find the truth ?

Even though I'm and old fart... I wold still ride one if I got the chance.   ;D

 


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