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Real life 'Star Wars' hover bikes as soon as 2014?

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   Aug. 21, 2012 at 12:24 PM  |  Updated Aug. 21, 2012 at 2:32 PM   |   Comments

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Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Here's one for the Star Wars and scifi geeks out there: hover bikes straight out of "Return of the Jedi" may become a reality, and way sooner than you think.

A Manhattan Beach, Calif., based company called Aerofex say they've fixed a stability problem that forced engineers to abandon their design back in the 1960's.

Using tandem ducted fans and pilot-controlled mechanical system that relies on human's natural balance.

You know, just like Star Wars.

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