Take ‘Flike’ On A New Flying Bike

It’s a bird… It’s a plane… It’s a Flike.

Human flight is being reinvented as we know it in Hungary.

A team of inventors are now developing Flike, which is a cutting-edge, all-electric personal flight device.

That’s right you getting around will be just like living in a Star Wars film.



May The Flike Be With You

Flike will be easy to operate. As the pilot you sit in the middle of it and in front of you are two large size extending prongs to your right and left, and one directly behind you. All three prongs are equipped with high-tech rotors that spin at incredibly high-speeds and which allows flight to occur.

Each prong is just like a helicopter and when all three are working together, you can cruise in the air with ease. Yes, you will feel like a bird soaring over trees, buildings and the water.

In order to control movement on Flike, that is turning right or left, or going upwards or downwards, you need to adjust the rotation speed on the chosen rotor that coincides with your direction of choice.

The Flike Concept

Its inventors hail from Bay Zoltan Nonprofit Ltd., which is the largest research institute network in Hungary.

The ‘flying bike enthusiasts’ began their project with a prototype that was tested at the Miskolc Airfield.

“For the techies: it (Flike) is a coaxial, Y6-layout tri-copter, which means that the lift is generated by six rotors, grouped in counter-rotating pairs of three axes, equally located around a circle,” writes the team on their website.

The concept images the team is sharing with the media are all impressive. Flike is bright white with red trim, and its sporty and futuristic appearance are eye catching and appealing in every sense. Yes, you probably will want one.

This flying bike is environmentally friendly. No gas needed, so skip the pumps. Flike is battery powered.

Its inventors promise that you will be able to cruise for almost 45 minutes and you can enjoy about 20 minutes of hovering time.

The Future Of Flike

While this invention is out of this world, its inventors still have yet to reveal how much Flike will cost. Since this has not been indicated it may lead one to assume that it will be expensive. This would be a safe assumption to make.

New innovation enthusiasts alike are curious if you need a special license to operate Flike. Do you need to be a certified pilot? And can you fly it over cities and populated areas, or will it be restricted to more isolated areas?

As well its inventors have not indicated what sort of safety features will be included. Are parachutes provided in the event the rotors fail? Is there a back-up-fan-type system that will help you glide it down safely?

Sure, there are lots of questions surrounding the launch of Flike. For now however it is safe to say that it is a very unique invention and it will be interesting to see how successful it is when it hits the market.