Malloy Aeronautics' Drone Teases the Design of a Full-Scale Quadrotor

By: Laura McQuarrie - Oct 8, 2014
References: kickstarter & gizmag
Although the design of the Quadrotor Hoverbike seems like something right out of the future, Malloy Aeronautics is hard at work to make its concept from 2011 a reality—recently, the team wrapped up a Kickstarter project in order to fund the production of the full-sized vehicle. Usually one of the perks to backing a Kickstarter campaign is that you'll get something in return, but since giving out functional hovercraft bikes was not possible, Malloy Aeronautics found a creative solution that worked just as well.

Since drone technology is becoming increasingly popular, the team developed a hoverbike drone that's about a third of the scale that the real Quadrotor hoverbike would be. As well as being a fun toy to get for supporting the campaign, the drone also boasts some of the same features of the bike, such as being stable enough to carry a glass of water without spilling it.