Running on the road, then pressing a button and flying in seconds: is it material for a superhero film or is it reality?
“The second I said” (cit.). I followed closely the genesis of this flying motorcycle prototype, because all those previously seen were designed solely for flying.
This realizes both possibilities, that of running and that of flying. Yes, Lazareth LMV 496 it is also able to go on the road.
Get this teaser (there's another video at the end of this post too):
It is a 4-wheeled vehicle created by the designer and engineer Ludovic Lazareth. When its wheels are on the ground, the LMV 496 is an electric vehicle with a range of 99 kilometers. All it takes is a switch and the wheels literally lift off the road, transforming the vehicle into a flying motorcycle with a range of 10 minutes of flight (and a kerosene engine: we're not really here. I understand the engineering difficulty, but what do we do, do we go backwards like crayfish?).
The transformation changes the four wheels of the LMV 496 into four turbines capable of delivering 1300 horsepower. The instrumentation changes to show turbine revolutions, altitude, position and other parameters.
A vehicle that impresses and surprises, just as if it belonged to the world of science fiction. Here is the Lazareth LMV 496 flying bike in action in another video:
The prototype, although interesting, does not yet have a mass vocation: it is available on demand on the manufacturer's website in only 5 copies.