Do you want to buy a Hoverbike?

Chris Malloy has been working on making a hoverbike a reality for a few years now.

The video below shows a working scale model of the final bike and Chris also plans on releasing a remote control version of this size.

There is still a long way to go before we can buy one, but you can put your order in or make a donation which gives you the chance of getting the prototype version.

When will I be able to buy a Hoverbike

  • We would like to you buy a hoverbike now, but lets be honest – this takes time to get right. To help speed this up so you can own one, we need funding and man-hours. This bike was built over 2 1/2 years by one person in his car garage after work and studies, and building it is only 10% of the way there. Testing testing and testing needs to be done and we need collective help from you!
  • If you would like to buy a prototype now, and do your own testing, please feel free to contact us to discuss.

How much will it cost

  • We are not in the production phase yet, so we cannot give you a finalized price structure, but as a guide, when we can sell at least 100 units a year the cost with current material prices and labor will be $45,000AUD +/-$5000. As with all goods, economy of scale will bring the price down. At 1000 units a year the cost will be similar to a performance motorcycle! (on-going development cost due to testing may vary this a little)
  • If you would like to buy a prototype now, and do your own testing – or just to help us quicken the development time with extra funding, please feel free to contact us to discuss.


At a glance

  • Airspeed Vne – 150 KIAS (untested)
  • Hover (out of ground effect) – >10,000ft(estimated)
  • Dry weight – 110kg
  • Max gross weight – 270kg
  • Total thrust – 295kg
  • Engine – 80kw @ 7500rpm

Hoverbike Applications

  • Aerial Cattle mustering
  • Search and Rescue
  • Aerial Survey
  • Wildlife and Parks
  • Film
  • Power-line Inspection

Check out the official site here.

Would you like your own hoverbike?

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Posted on August 10, 2012, in Hardware, News, Tech and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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