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APC Australia - - Gadgets -

We’ve been wait­ing for hover-bikes since we first clapped eyes on the speeder bikes in Re­turn of the Jedi, but we weren’t ex­pect­ing them to ar­rive as early as 2018. To our sur­prise, Cal­i­for­nia-based en­gi­neer­ing com­pany Hoversurf has cre­ated the first quad­copter drone to carry a pas­sen­ger, and it’s ac­tu­ally light enough to fall into the ‘Ul­tra­light Air­craft’ cat­e­gory of the US Fed­eral Avi­a­tion Au­thor­ity’s guidelines — so you don’t need a pi­lot’s li­cence to fly one. Con­sid­er­ing how blen­der-like those pro­pel­lers look, though, we’d prob­a­bly rec­om­mend you get one any­way...

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