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Flying bicycle makes successful test flight

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 07:44 a.m. HST, Jun 12, 2013


PRAGUE » Is it a bike? Is it a plane?

Three Czech companies have teamed up to make a prototype of an electric bicycle that successfully took off Wednesday inside an exhibition hall in Prague and landed safely after a remote-controlled, five-minute flight.

Looking like a heavy mountain bike, it weighs 209 pounds. It has two battery-power propellers in the front, two in the back and one each on the sides.

A dummy rode in the saddle.

Milan Duchek, technical director of Duratec, a bicycle frames maker, says more powerful batteries will be needed before a human takes a two-wheeled flight.







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loquaciousone wrote:
A test dummy huh? Is that Dennis Rodman?
on June 12,2013 | 08:28AM
rigormortis wrote:
Czeck or Polish? Who would try to pedal a 300 pound bike? Must be a science fair project...
on June 12,2013 | 05:37PM
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