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Jedi Motorbike - YES!

IT may not be the speeder bike from Star Wars. But this hover-bike will get your pulse racing.

A California-based engineering firm has created a proof-of-concept hover-bike that is as finely tuned to the balance and movements of its rider as its traditional two-wheeled cousins.

Two ducted fans take the place of wheels. And the styling has nothing on the superbikes on our roads.

But this nimble craft puts true meaning to the phrase of "all-terrain vehicle".

It has already had manned flights of up to 15ft at 50km/h, weaving through trees, buildings and under bridges. And these Mojave Desert test flights have been dominated by caution - not exploring the true limits of its capabilities.

The hover-bike concept is not new.

It was tested - and abandoned - in the 1960s.

The apparently insurmountable problem was stability and control.

The craft would rollover and crash all too frequently

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Added: Aug-24-2012 Occurred On: Aug-24-2012
By: kuzak20
Tags: Hover, Bike, Jedi, Star Wars
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