Hey Look, a Flying Segway

a.k.a. the De Lackner DH-4 Aerocycle

The pilot stood to the rear of the pedestal… and guided his craft by simply leaning in the desired direction of travel.

Sound familiar?  Looks pretty familiar too (well, from the ankles up):

De Lackner HZ-1 Aerocycle

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Hey Look, a Flying Segway”

  1. thats awesome. It would only “fly” in the third word however, too many lawyers here would be drooling over potential mishaps where the pilot loses his footing and becomes minced by his props.
    Where’s the cassette sized battery that started 40 sub-zero jeeps one frosty night in 1943? It may be in a secure location next to the ark of the covenant, but I believe it exists.

  2. I can tell you where that battery is not: inside my Android phone.

    But speaking of power-to-weight ratio, did you notice this thing achieves liftoff using a 2-stroke Mercury outboard?

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