Flying Motorcycles

Because who doesn’t want to fly a motorcycle.

First flown in 2008, the Aerofex Flying Motorcycle was used to develop vertical flight technologies through 2014. The platform utilizes a novel ducted fan control system detailed in a paper presented at the Future Vertical Lift Conference in San Francisco, CA in 2012. That control system has led to domestic and international patents. Advancements made to it since, serve as the baseline control system for most Aerofex aerial vehicles.

What seemed at first a simple problem, the pilot interface required many iterations to perfect. Creating an intuitive way to control a craft in three-dimensions proved a challenging task. The effort was worth it, the result is a control-set that is applicable to any vehicle that travels in three-dimensions. 

The control-set locates all flight controls in the hands of the pilot, freeing his feet while enabling full control with only one hand. The interface enables a pilot to fly sitting as in a helicopter, or in a prone position as on a motorcycle – with the level of intuition of a bike, regardless of the craft.

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