Hoverbike Wipe Out
A video of a Dubai policeman crashing a Russian-built hoverbike from a dizzying altitude is going viral on social media.
The video shows a cop taking off, then rapidly descending, losing control and crashing the futuristic hoverbike into the ground. The bikes rotor attachments appear to bend on impact, and then the whole bike dangerously flips over the pilot’s head.
Ride the Scorpion
The hoverbike in question, a Hoversurf Scorpion S3, built by Russian company Hoverbike, is essentially an oversized quadcopter than can be operated by a pilot sitting on top of it.
The company even uploaded the video to YouTube itself, but it has since been taken down.
“The barometer in Dubai refused and an accident occurred – a down from a height of 30 meters,” read the video description before it was taken down, as quoted by New Atlas.
“All safety systems worked well, and the pilot was not injured,” the caption read. “Safety is our main concern. It is thanks to such incidents that our designs are becoming more safe.”
The Russian startup first showed off its Scorpion hoverbike back in 2017. The large decoration in the background of the crash video suggests it was recorded the same year.
The Dubai police force announced in October 2017 that it will buy several of the hoverbikes to patrol the skies.
In 2018, the company announced that you can order your very own Scorpion hoverbike for a cool $150,000.
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