Flying Motorcycles

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By: Katie Hutnan

Flying motorcycles are now real! In fact, the Dubai police are using them to train!

The hoverbike weighs 253 pounds and it’s max speed is 60 mile per hour! The hoverbike can safely fly up to 16 feet. The vehicle, called the Scorpion, relies on four propellers to stay airborne, with the rider crouched close to the open blades. Capable of 40 mph and a travel time of 25 minutes, which can carry 600 lbs, can also work independently.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/08/middleeast/hoverbike-dubai-police-flying-lessons/index.html

https://www.cnn.com/2017/10/13/middleeast/dubai-police-hoversurf-flying-motorbike/index.html

But sadly this amazing bike is not available to most as it costs $150,000.

This is related to engineering because a hoverbike is a new mode of transportation and it was a challenge to figure out how to make the bike be able to hold a certain amount of weight.