A California Company Is Building a Flying Motorcycle Straight Out of a Sci-Fi Film
Jet engines will give the machine wings.
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Self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, space travel … ideas that were once the fodder of science fiction have become real life innovations. And now a California-based company is developing a flying motorcycle propelled by modified jet engines.
According to The Washington Post, “The $380,000 vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft, called the ‘Speeder,’ will be able to reach at least 150 mph, have a 45-mile range and fly as high as 15,000 feet when it debuts next year, according to David Mayman, chief executive of JetPack Aviation, a company that creates and sells personal jet packs.
“The speeds and heights may sound far-fetched, but company officials say they’re already testing a one-third scale prototype. The plan, they say, is to roll out 20 full-size Speeders ready for customers next year.”
You can read more about the Speeder here.
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The Meistrell family continues to run the family business started by twin brothers Bob and Bill in 1953.