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From mechanical wings to jet packs, man’s desire to fly stretches back centuries. But, like flying cars and teleportation, it’s a concept that’s still just beyond our grasp.

But for the particularly gutsy extreme sports enthusiast, Hoversurf’s Scorpion 3 Hoverbike just might carry over any fleeting flying desires in the meantime.

Built as a combination between a motorcycle and a quadcopter drone, the 265-pound electric-powered vehicle is capable of reaching heights of 33 feet at a top speed of 30 MPH. And while it may be stable enough to stay in the air (indoors at least) thanks to a custom-built software to limit its range and velocity, there’s no saying what might happen if your leg happens to come a little too close to one of those blades:

Hoversurf is currently crowdfunding the Hoverbike with a retail price of $150,000. But seriously—for that much, can’t they at least include a protective cage over each of the blades?

Stay updated on the project over at Hoversurf.

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Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.