Dubai Scorpion Police Hoverbike Ready To Pull Young Kirk Over
The Dubai police now have a new vehicular weapon in their fight against, well, crime or at least speeders. The Scorpion hoverbike by Hoversurf is quick and pretty cool.
(Hoversurf's Scorpion hoverbike)
SCORPION platform is a single-seat aircraft that rediscovers the art of flying and hovering enabling a hi-tech quadcopter-based solution. It’s a unique electric-powered vessel combining a motorcycle seat with quadcopter drone technology bringing speed agility and stability of flight to the hands of amateur and professional navigators.
SCORPION platform is equipped with a safety system powered by state of the art flight controllers, special logical programing and passive elements with computer aided speed and altitude limiting...
“It works on electricity and can fly at five metres height and carry a policeman during emergency situations and heavy traffic. The bike can also fly without a passenger and and can go up to 6 kilometres. It can fly for 25 minutes and can carry up to 300 kg of weight at a speed of 70km/h,” First Sergeant Ali Ahmad Mohammad from the VIP Security Department in Dubai Police told Gulf News.
Those of us who enjoy science fiction movies of course recall the fictional police hoverbike used to catch joyriding delinquent James Tiberius Kirk in the 2009 film Star Trek.