For this weeks Weekend Challenge I decided to make a Hover-bike. I've seen a few designs for Hover-Bikes online and they all seem to follow a certain theme; there slick & fancy looking. I wanted mine to look more like something someone had built in there garage from random components and then bolted them together. I also wanted to give the feeling that the bike was old (as I like old things) and not in the best shape.
As this is a Hover-Bike I had to come up with a way that it could, in my imagination anyway, move around. The main thrust of the craft would come form the 2 rear engines which are mounted on rotatable brackets. This would allow for the craft to move in all directions depending on the angle that each engine is set at. I also added 2 smaller engine exhausts at the front to hand turning left & right when the main engines and in use keeping you off the ground. The fins at the back are meant ot help with guiding the craft as it flys much like a tail on an aircraft and the exhaust is there to look pretty.
See, I did put a little thought in this.
The front is curved to help with wind resistance and the downward curve is to push the air down to help create some lift and feed the engine air intake. The reason behind the the clunkiness of the hull is simple; I think people (at first anyways) would find it difficult to land a Hover-Bike, so I made the hull thicker than most of the designs you see on-line to deal with the impacts it would encounter.
The real question: Would it fly?
Answer: No, not a chance. The engines are too far back and so make it unbalanced. Plus the thing would weigh a ton so you'd probably have difficulty getting it just to move.
Maybe I didn't think this one through enough...
Anyway, that should about do it for this weeks edition of the Weekend Challenge. As always, you can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Deviant Art for all of my updates. In addition to Weekend Challenges, I do weekly blogs called the Weekly Round-Up that are posted every Thursday in which you can see what I do throughout the week.
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