Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Flying motorcycle

Larry Neal, has received a U.S. patent for a “fly-drive vehicle” with a folding rotor shaft and a transmission to power either the drive propeller or wheels.

“The problem with flying cars in the past was what to do with the wings once you were on the ground,” said Neal. “With a “fly-drive” gyroplane, just fold the rotor blades and drive on down the road.”

“Using rotor blades for the wings of a flying car makes the fly-drive Super Sky Cycle a new kind of vehicle.” Neal said. “There’s nothing else like it, a gyroplane that can fly at freeway speeds, land in 20 feet, be driven home as a motorcycle, and fit in your garage.”

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[Personally, I can't decide if this is a genius idea, or just plain barking. However, for those of us old enough to remember reading Look & Learn, it might be the nearest thing we ever get to commuting using a rocket pack.]


Jason said...

I still prefer the Wallis Autogyro, which this looks like its based on.

brett jordan said...

Yep, the Wallis one certainly looks better, but it doesn't work too well on roads!

All autogyros look spectacularly unsafe to me... but then, you only live, erm twice?

Moose Gear said...

What a Nice bike. You've reached my dream. congratulations and enjoy it.


Kelly Renaul said...

Truly X1 stuff