The Scorpion-3 Hoverbike
The Scorpion-3 Hoverbike is the first fully-manned hoverbike that brings the sci-fi fantasies a little bit closer to reality. Although there have been many attempts at constructing a hoverbike in the recent past this one manages to stand out.
The main point of difference is that Scorpion-3 allows the rider full manual and automated control over the aircraft. This is possible due to custom software built into the hoverbike.
The hoverbike can go as fast as 30 mph, change altitude and angles. It must look a little bit terrifying from the rider’s perspective. But the thrill of hovering above the ground and having full control over it is probably worth the thrill.
Although this hoverbike is just a motorbike seat merged with quadcopter drone technology, it still looks incredibly cool. Right now, hoverbike is viewed as an extreme sports instrument, but it has potential to have multiple purposes in the future.
Tip of the hat to this hoverbike for making the stormtrooper chase scene on Endor even more realistic. Our geeky hearts feel a little bit warmer now.