Richard1910 Posted July 4, 2010 Share Posted July 4, 2010 I found this interesting piece from Australia and thought I'd post it on here. A "Flyke": "Silhouetted against a brilliant blue sky, Andrew Polidano conjures up memories of E.T. as he powers along in his flying bike, the so-called flyke. The flyke, according to Mr Polidano and his neighbour and fellow flyer Eddie Gray, is set to be the new aerial craze. A paragliding instructor, Mr Polidano was the first person in Australia to own one, importing from the German inventor in 2002 and quickly assembling the contraption. The flyke is a recumbent, pedal-powered, 14-speed trike, with a two-stroke paramotor engine that drives a 1.2m-diameter propeller attached to a paragliding wing. Mr Gray took to the air for the first time in 2006 and, last year, the pair flew an incredible 1000km." Richard X Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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