The engineers of the British company Malloy Aeronautics developed the first prototype of what will be his aeromoto (or Hoverbike); according to the creators, nothing less than a new way to fly.
In fact, they say, tests on this aeromoto (or Hoverbike) experimental show that its design allows for the ability to perform virtually the same maneuvers as a helicopter.
On its aerodynamic look ahead, Chris Malloy, president of the company, says: “The reason we have designed a cuadricóptero (quadricopter), not a bicopter, is that now, thanks to new technologies, is much more effective control of the vehicle using four independent motors. It is also much cheaper than when I started working on this prototype “.
The tested model is made to scale and the first tests yielded surprising results, which in many cases exceed the performance of the most sophisticated drones market. Towards achieving an ultimate goal to enable mass – produce the first aeromoto of history , the company put on sale its prototype.
“One of the advantages of an aeromoto (or Hoverbike) respect to a helicopter is that it can fly through the trees safely. The rotor is a problem for helicopters, but here we have removed, protecting the propeller blades ground and other obstacles in the air. Helicopters are very complex and aeromoto (or Hoverbike) is simple, secure and robust well. “Says Malloy.
In addition to functioning as vehicle assistance and emergency rescue operations, the aeromoto (or Hoverbike) would be much cheaper than a helicopter.