Mad Scientist Meets Marty McFly
Ever since Marty McFly and his hoverboard coasted into our hearts in “Back to the Future”, it’s fair to say that all of humanity as a whole has silently prayed for someone to invent some sort of hovering mode of transportation. Well, a gearhead in Australia named Chris Molloy has taken matters into his own hands, and is pretty far along in his development of The Hoverbike ($84,500). It uses the same principles as a helicopter, getting airborne with the help of two propellers, in the front and back, made of Tasmanian Oak with a carbon fiber leading edge. Once all the kinks are worked out, this puppy is projected to go 150 KIAS (that’s Knots Indicated Airspeed, equivalent to about 172 mph) and be able to hover as high as 10,000 feet off the ground. No talk yet of a doggie sidecar for Einstein, but we’re hoping to see something in the next round of prototypes.