Check out this wild machine under development by US firm Aeroflex. It’s a bike-type vehicle that flies a short distance off the ground with what could be very interesting and intuitive control systems. According to Fox:
The aerial vehicle resembles a science fiction flying bike with two ducted rotors instead of wheels, but originates from a design abandoned in the 1960s because of stability and rollover problems. Aerofex, a California-based firm, fixed the stability issue by creating a mechanical system â€” controlled by two control bars at knee-level â€” that allows the vehicle to respond to a human pilot’s leaning movements and natural sense of balance.
“Think of it as lowering the threshold of flight, down to the domain of ATV’s (all-terrain vehicles),” said Mark De Roche, an aerospace engineer and founder of Aerofex.