Awesome F-Bike redefines the concept of a bicycle

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By NTD Newsroom
January 9, 2017Entertainment
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Awesome F-Bike redefines the concept of a bicycle

That iconic flying bike scene from the film E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial has been relegated to the annals of pop culture science fiction for far too long now.

Fortunately, three Czech companies with the support of France’s Dassault Systemes have just conducted the first test flight of their own two-wheeled, airborne vehicle, dubbed the “F-Bike.”

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According to the project website, the central concept was to create a flying vehicle that could easily be ridden to a more suitable takeoff site and then be capable of a 3 – 5 minute flight.

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In order to offset the extra weight added by all the rotors, they could be used to help propel the bike along the ground, besides allowing it to fly.

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Weighing in at a meaty 85 kg (187 lb), the current design’s maximum takeoff weight is only 170 kg (375 lb), meaning the full cargo of the bike must be no more than 85 kg to get off the ground.