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Now, flying tricycle to avoid rush-hour traffic

Last updated on: December 5, 2012 15:51 IST

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Larry Neal from the United States has built a tricycle that will let you soar into the sky and cruise over rush-hour traffic jams.

The motor-tricycle, called the super sky cycle, has been developed by Larry Neal from Aurora in Texas and consists of a 582cc engine and a three-blade 68-inch propeller.

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It can fly at 56kph, land in 20ft of space and has a top land speed of 104 kph.

It has a five hour flight time without refueling, and costs 46,000 pounds, the 'Daily Mail' reported.

However, the vehicle requires a pilot's license to fly. Neal, of The Butterfly Aircraft LLC, has just been awarded a US Patent to build the vehicle on a large scale and sell it to the general public.

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He already has several orders for national and international companies.

The project has been in development for several years but hit a stumbling block as Neal could not work out what to do with the propellers once the vehicle landed.

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However, he overcame this problem by making them foldable - allowing the vehicle to be driven on regular roads.

The Texas border patrol has already made a large order of these flying machines.




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