Patented Concept Vehicle Promises to Fly Like a Bike
November 15, 2011
Manhattan Beach, CA November 15, 2013 – Aerofex Inc. (Aerofex), announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued it a US Patent for its “Augmented Kinesthetic Control System for Aerial Vehicles”. The patent covers an aerial-vehicle configuration in which the pilot is placed between and above two ducted fans aligned fore and aft in tandem. The unique configuration enables a rider to pilot the vehicle with the same feel and intuitive responses as riding a bike.
Unlike the flying-ducts of the 1950ʼs, the patented configuration increases the utility of the platform by providing a more versatile layout, and reduces pilot training through a familiar riding position.
The technology was developed on company funds and the patent has been assigned to Aerofex. Aerofex is an aero-tech development firm focused on advancing technologies that will lower the barriers to the utility of flight.