If you’ve ever dreamed of levitating out of traffic when cycling to work, your dreams may soon come true. Three Czech companies have joined forces to develop a helicopter/bicycle hybrid, complete with giant propellers above the front and rear wheels. Although the bike isn’t quite ready to carry a human on board, it has already been tested by remote control and it can fly for five minutes straight.
The helicopter bike prototype may look a little like the rider is transporting two wind turbines, but those cage-protected propellers create enough power to lift the bike vertically into flight. Weighing in at 209 pounds, the prototype has two large battery-operated propellers on the front and back, and one smaller propeller on each side which is supposed to give steering control in addition to flight.
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Throw some water on your heartburn and sleep like a baby wherever you are with the help of the TravelWedge inflatable bed wedge. Unlike a traditional sleep wedge, the TravelWedge is made from lightweight, portable PVC that packs small for effortless travel. Once you get where you’re going, just use the included pump or a […]
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