From online dispatches
"Speederbike" vehicles, which were first
introduced to audiences in 1983 by the hit film “Star Wars Episode VI: Return
of the Jedi,” have become a reality, Geek.com reported yesterday.
A technology company called Aerofex has reportedly
produced a “rotorcraft” vehicle which has a different appearance than the
fantastic speederbike, but runs like the one from the movie. Rotorcraft can
hover and move in the air as a helicopter with which it uses the same
The rotorcraft can lift itself and hover at a height of
about 4.5 meters and reached speeds of almost 50 kilometers per hour.
Engineers have been working on the craft to improve its
technology and make it easier to control while flying more stably. The company
is also planning to convert the contraptions into unmanned vehicles, which will
The vehicle was previously produced in 2008 but crashed
on its first test flight.