It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane...Nope, It’s A Bike

PRAGUE (June 15, 2013)--Three Czech companies teamed up to create a prototype of an electric bicycle that can fly.

The flying bike successfully took off Wednesday inside an exhibition hall in Prague and landed safely after a remote-controlled, five-minute flight.

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

A dummy rode in the saddle for the test flight.

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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