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Flying Bikes, No Longer a Thing of Science Fiction Movie

Flying cars has been a popular topic for many future tech enthusiast, and it is now a reality as many companies have developed working products that actually work such as the one developed by Terrafugia. But what about something a little more portable and less costly?

Engineers in the Czech Republic have successfully tested their flying bicycle project, F-bike. Instead of an adorable alien, a life-sized dummy sat on the bike seat while the crew used a remote control to pilot the bike around the PVA Expo Center in Prague.

The bicycle was able to lift off, hover, steer and land during its five-minute flight.

First, three Czech companies teamed up to make a prototype of an electric bicycle that made its first successful remote-controlled, five-minute flight Wednesday in Prague.

A picture taken on June 12 , 2013 at the hall of Letnany fairground in Prague shows a dummy sitting on the flying bike, a unique construction of Czech designers and modern technology of French company ”Dessault Systemes – 3D software tools”. This bike flies thanks to six futuristic horizontal propellers and an electric motor.
Weighing 209 pounds, the hefty looking mountain bike has two battery-power propellers in the front, two in the back and one each on the sides. Due to its weight, a dummy rode in the saddle for the test.

Milan Duchek, technical director of Duratec, a bicycle frames maker, says more powerful batteries will be needed before a human takes a two-wheeled flight.

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