The Flike is a single person hover bike designed and built in Hungary. It uses three ducted rotors to propel itself vertically during takeoff and landing, and then accelerate for forward flight.
Stage of Development
The Flike (a combination of fly and bike) is a hover bike that can carry a single person, developed in Budapest, Hungary at the Bay Zoltan Research Institute. It made its first manned flight on March 7th, 2015 in northeast Hungary, and on April 30th, 2015, stayed aloft for more than 1 minute.
Airspeed: 100 kph (electronically limited)
Ceiling: 30 m (electronically limited)
Endurance: 60 min (range-extended version)
Take-off mass: 400 kg
Maximum Payload: 100 kg
Design load: +3 g (-1 g)
According to the European Union website: “The aim of Hungary’s largest and most successful state-owned institution of applied research, Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd., which is named after the famous physicist, is to improve the competitiveness and efficiency of enterprises in Hungary through successful innovation and technology transfer, in close cooperation with domestic and leading foreign partner institutions.”
Our Take on the Flike
The Flike is a novel and well-backed project in Hungary - but not much has been heard on the topic of the flight in the past few years. The Flike was successful during its multiple flight tests in 2015, so there is the possibility that a great deal of additional advancement has occurred since that time. However, there is not much more information on the Flike to date.
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