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Czech engineers develop flying bicycle drone

By Stephen C. Webster
Sunday, June 16, 2013 22:09 EDT
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The "F bike," a flying bicycle drone.
 
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A trio of Czech companies showed off a prototype of a flying bicycle in a Prague exhibition hall recently, lifting the frame into the air with the help of six large fans and a remote control.

It’s called the “F bike,” according to ABC News. Weighing in around 200 pounds, the device can only stay aloft for about five minutes due to limits in today’s battery technology.

Naturally, researchers told ABC that this device is purely to study, and certainly not for production or consumer sales.

Of course, that’s probably how the Wright brothers felt in 1903 and, well, that idea kind of took off, you might say. Maybe “The Jetsons” isn’t as far away as we think.

This video is from Reuters, published Sunday, June 16, 2013

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
 
 
 
 
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