Will we soon be commuting on real-life hovercraft soon? It depends on what you mean by "soon," "commuting" and "real-life."

Aerofex has released video showing its two-rotor, one-manned vehicle lifting off the ground, negotiating turns and landing.

But Gizmag says the most amazing claim from Aerofex concerns the tandem duct vehicle's guidance system. The company says its prototype uses no flight software or electronics of any kind to give the "pilot" complete control over pitch, roll and yaw. The gadget site, though, isn't totally convinced, stating the videos "appear to show successful test flights." The italics are Gizmag's.

Watching the video, it's hard not to be impressed by how well the prototype seems to work. It's also not hard to notice the complete lack of sound, leading us to believe the hoverbike is a long way from cruising down Main Street. Watch the silent test flight video below.


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      Taylor DeCastro
      • 2 Years Ago
      But does it work on water?
        TexRob
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Taylor DeCastro
        Only if you've got power
          ACURA23CL
          • 2 Years Ago
          @TexRob
          I almost spit my drink out!!! HAHA!!!
        m
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Taylor DeCastro
        just need to add floaters in case you want to stop... otherwise, it works the same way... except you'd be slightly splashed and wet.
          subierider
          • 2 Years Ago
          @m
          I think you didn't get the BTTF II reference here. lol
      goVintage
      • 2 Years Ago
      OK now just to strap a rocketpack to the rear and there you have it - a Star Wars speeder bike
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      I want one!!! I don't care how loud it is!
      PiCASSO
      • 2 Years Ago
      Cool...
      Lachmund
      • 2 Years Ago
      pretty sure it's terribly loud!
        lyle.lanley
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Lachmund
        It glides as softly as a cloud.
          montoym
          • 2 Years Ago
          @lyle.lanley
          Is there a chance the track could bend?
        m
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Lachmund
        imagine your lawn mower... times 10... and everyone around you will be wearing full eye/nose protection due to the dirt/dust and junk flying around!
      • 2 Years Ago
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      burlapallstar
      • 2 Years Ago
      Saint Sinner you BOJO. Hover bikes don't work on water... UNLESS YOU GOT POWA! :)
      msg
      • 2 Years Ago
      please put a bucket seat with seat belt and a proper roll cage on this thing.
      boysk8er
      • 2 Years Ago
      @carguy1701, they actually have powerlace shoes available. They actually look even better than the ones from the movie. check it out http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blakebevin/power-laces
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Matrix
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is old technology, the military has had a flying platform since the 50's the williams X-Jet is one of the most advanced of them all.
      tnsubie
      • 2 Years Ago
      While pretty cool, I can't image the safety issues this thing has.
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