Eco Tech: Pedal your way to the skies with AirBike

airbike

Eco Factor: Pedal-powered hang glider.

Though we’ve seen many unconventional machines running on the trustworthy pedal-power, we have to say that pedals do suit bikes the most. Still, some designers and builders want to take pedaling a step further by developing a cool looking pedal-powered hang glider kit known as the AirBike.

airbike1

The Airbike is a supine unit that can be attached to any hang glider and enables the user to pedal in between thermals. The kit is a fully enclosed pod that not just holds the user in place, but comes with a folding propeller guard for power off soaring. The propeller locks during take-off and landings and is freed only when power is required.

airbike2

For those who love a conventional glide you can always stop pedaling and for those who want some fun, just start pedaling and gain enough propulsion to out-fly your pals. If pedaling isn’t your charm, the AirBike system can also be purchased with an electric or a gasoline engine. However, its pedals make it a green way to fly.

airbike3

The Dark Side:

For enthusiasts there is nothing better than leaving you at the mercy of the currents. Adding an engine, no matter how green it might be, could spoil it for many.

4avg.rating 44 votes.
Enjoyed this post? Please share the love...