Multi Mode Vehicle : You Can Turn Your Motorbike to Aircraft

Multi Mode Vehicles or MMVs are an effort of Samson Motorworks to overcome the car’s inability to fly, and considering the aerodynamic and weight related issues of 4-wheel vehicles, they have embarked on an assignment to develop a flying 3-wheel motorcycle. Two models of duel-use MMVs are under development, first one is Skybike with a patent telescoping wing and the other one is the Switchblade that utilizes a scissors wing design and can retract the wings when you are riding in the freeway.

Although both the MMVs are light and small, they can attain a maximum altitude of around 10,000 foot above sea level. The overall size and strong structure around the riders ensures passenger safety and can be spotted easily by other vehicles in traffic. The front shock absorber, a side door protection and ballistic shaft recovery system are few safety features of these three-wheelers. Both models include air conditioning and heating, rear view video monitor, automatic vehicle leaning, dual lighting system for ground and air, and stereo MP3 input CD player.

skybike

skybike


Unlike the conventional aircraft engines, the engines of these MMVs have emission controls, therefore, motorcycle engines and transmissions are being used after modification to provide power reverse to the propellers for both the models. From the test result of the current pre-production engines, it’s been predicted that they would pass the ultra-low emission vehicle standards of California without exhaust treatment.

skybike

skybike

skybike

skybike

Designer : Samson Motorworks via Gizmag

If you like this post, you might also be interested in :

stephen russell says: June 27, 2009

Love 2 own & rent one.
Be neat to drive/fly.
Ideal for HI overflights & add VSTOL for some remote cove, inlet, beach.
Way 2 Cool.
Love to sell, distrib & service
(my Mental Garage is FULL).
(plus other car makes on Tuvie Ive seen & made comments on since I came on).

Hunter says: March 31, 2010

I always knew my first vehicle would be a flying motorcycle lol







Read our posts from your inbox

Advertisement


Advertise with us




Random Designs















Advertise with us


Network Links

Archives